"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“In Their World” Series – Unwanted Highlights In Your Photography?

(This post does not have the original “Blogger” comments, as they would not automatically transfer when the move was made to “WordPress”.)

I normally do not go out with the sole intentions of getting a card full of insect type shots, but when something presents itself, I will work it and work it very hard!
I like to give the image of a insect that “in their world” feel with careful and different compositions, plus, always looking for something different within the background itself. To me, it has to say “different”!

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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“In Their World” – Series.

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One thing that I will always try to find in that background is some type of highlights, if it be from pure light or maybe some type of reflection.
The bright area in the background here is from a drop of moisture and a blade or two of grass, shot late in the day, selectively focused for depth and for that “in their world” feel.
Does not always work out the way that I want it to, but when it does, it can give that every day “ho-hum” insect shot a bit of impact. Impact is something that you should always strive for in your images, whether it be subtle or bold in the way that it grabs the viewers eyes.

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May 31, 2007 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, fauna, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, insects, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, Wildlife | , , , , , | 9 Comments

A Favorite Pastime – “Pushing That Envelope In Photography”

There is nothing like getting out, experimenting, playing, ….. and pushing that envelope!
This shot is of some type of plant that is hanging in and over the edge of a pond, right above the water.
I learned something that day about blown, highlighted areas, … and how I possibly can use them a bit more to my advantage, etc.
It did not take long at all to accumulate over 200 images, some of which I sent off to two of the art consultants.
A few days later, they convinced me that I need to shoot a lot more of these types of images.
“Highlights be damned” by so many individuals.
I’ll make them work for me!

With this piece, … again, … it is a matter of taste.
I did discover that quite a few like them!

© 2007 – Michael Brown
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“Veiled Visions”
From The “Silent Whispers” Series

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Thanks for looking everyone!
Mike

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May 31, 2007 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 5 Comments

   

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