"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Ancient Avian Migration” – In Macro!

I still continue today to search for those beautiful cut slabs of rocks and minerals which gives me the look of an ancient landscape, a landscape with a artistic appeal to the viewer, one that has never been seen before, one that draws the viewer within to study, and maybe a image which allows that viewer to dream.
Within many of those slabs that do give me the impression of a landscape, some of them will possess what I guess you could call “stress fractures” within certain areas of the rock.
At first, they look like simple cracks in the rock.
But with a closer look and under some high magnification, those lines or stress fractures are often bent into a shape just like those lines we use to draw as kids in our pictures, … a slight bend or dip in the middle of the line which gives the look of a bird or birds that are flying in the distance.
Couple those stress fractures that looks like birds flying in the distance, along with a intriguing, colorful, and ancient looking landscape, … then one can have hours upon hours of creating from just one small area of any size slab of rock.
This allows me to dream, and dreaming is a huge part of my creativity!

The first image here was created from a small piece of agate rock, and reminds me of a desert with scattered plants throughout the landscape, a dust storm brewing over the horizon, and the birds trying to stay ahead of that dust storm during their long and ancient migration.

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Ancient Avian Migration” – #1
“Ancient Landscapes” – Series

The second image shown here reminds me of a large migration of birds that are flying above a body of water and the waves within. It also was created from a small piece of agate rock.

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Ancient Avian Migration” – #2
“Ancient Landscapes” – Series

It is fairly hard to see exactly how these stress fractures will stand out in a image unless viewed at around 800 pixels, … then they really take on that intriguing appeal.
These images were created using the Canon 100mm macro, one or more extension tubes, reversed 50mm Nikkor lens, strong backlight, reflectors, … and patience!

I hope that everyone has been doing well, … now let me get to some overdue e-mail.
Have been on the road shooting, and now it is time to finally sit down for awhile!

Thanks for stopping by everyone,

Michael Brown – Photographer

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