"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Japanese Maple” – Using The Orton Method

This is a older image created back in 06 of some Japanese Maple leaves.
I enjoy getting up under or within a clump of trees/shrubs and shooting outwards, capturing various compositions, and playing with the blurred backgrounds.
A ever so slight touch of the “Orton Method” was used with this image, giving it a overall softness that I liked.

© 2006 – Michael Brown
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“Japanese Maple”


Michael Brown – Photographer

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December 13, 2008 - 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 | , , , , ,


  1. The composition in this is stunning. It looks almost like the leaves are wrapped around a bubble.

    Comment by Roberta | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. Wonderful image. I really appreciate your use of negative space. Actually, in your work it’s hard to call it negative space, because there’s so much going on in it.

    Comment by Paul Grecian | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. This is a really beautiful photo. I love the graceful lines and the wonderful DoF and Bokeh here.

    Comment by Laurie | December 14, 2008 | Reply

  4. Roberta, Paul, Laurie, … many thanks for the kind comments.
    Appreciate it!


    Comment by macroartinnature | December 16, 2008 | Reply

  5. Simply beautiful!
    I just recently found your blog and really enjoy it.

    Comment by thedailyclick | January 10, 2009 | Reply

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