"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Rose Stamen” – Macro Abstract

This is a stamen within a rose flower.
I peeled open a young bud that was maybe a week or two from fully opening, used the Canon 100mm macro and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens attached in reverse to the macro, put it all on a tripod, … and started to create!

Gotta go shoot,
Bye gang!

“Rose Stamen”
© 2005 – Michael Brown
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This image was previously posted last year, but the image and comments did not make the transfer when moving from Blogger to WordPress.

“Macro Art In Nature”


May 11, 2007 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hemerocallis, horticulture, insects, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. Wonderful photo Michael – I sure love your work!


    Comment by Ron Niebrugge | May 11, 2007

  2. The painterly look is your signature. Light is brilliant in this one, but the colors are rich. Good thing I don’t have to pick a favorite. I like ’em all!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | May 11, 2007

  3. Beautiful picture. Love de color going from dark to light in the same tone.
    btw did the bud make it to a full grown flower:)

    Comment by André | May 11, 2007

  4. Thanks gang!

    Andre, … I had to pick the bud for this particular shot and mount it into a holder.
    There have been a few times where I could manage a shot such as this while it is still attached to the stem, but much easier to do it out on the patio or maybe even indoors.

    Thanks again,

    Comment by macroartinnature | May 11, 2007

  5. i love your work. one of my favorite things to do is macro, but never have i achieved what you have.

    Comment by anni | May 11, 2007

  6. This goes to show that you don’t need something sharp in an image to make it work. Sharpness is overrated, especially when you have color, curves, lines, shapes all blowing it away.

    Comment by Mark | May 12, 2007

  7. As always, marvelous image. Thanks for the visit and comment. I was pleased with that image and to receive your comment meant a good deal to me.

    Comment by John Wilson | May 12, 2007

  8. you are a MPM = Master Photo Maker!
    your shots are all so well taken with a fine arts feel to it!

    Comment by Kairospix | May 12, 2007

  9. Michael,

    Would it be possible for you to write a post on how you take this pictures. I simply love your work, and would like to learn more. Your descriptions of one lens attached in reverse to another with something else attached make me wonder how this is done.. I am a starting amature photographer, and can’t seem to get the grip on what you do exactly? Maybe a photograph of the setup?

    Comment by Prof Kienstra | May 13, 2007

  10. Michael this is fantastic – warm harmonising colours all swept along with a flourish. Wonderful work.

    Comment by Jeannie | May 13, 2007

  11. I can never grow tired of the images that you create using your technique. Beautiful.

    Comment by Jeremy | May 15, 2007

  12. Excellent work, inspirational

    Comment by William | May 16, 2007

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