"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Daylily – “Hemerocallis” – Abstract Macro

The top portion of the petal, just under the rich green color of the daylily’s throat area, often reminds me somewhat of a waterfall as the petal comes down towards the lens and gradually becomes a total blur.
The trick here is to selectively focus right at the top edge of the petal, and to let the rest of the image with its shallow depth to simply fall where it may.

© 2006 – Michael Brown
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“Daylily” – Abstract


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January 21, 2009 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, nature, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. Looks like a painting. Gorgeous!

    Comment by thedailyclick | January 21, 2009

  2. Lovely! Beautiful colors and plesing abstract.
    Would like to know the exif info.

    Comment by Anita Bower | January 22, 2009

  3. Thanks guys!

    Anita, I used the Canon 100mm macro for this image.
    1/100 sec.
    ISO 200
    Manual mode
    One white reflector

    Comment by macroartinnature | January 22, 2009

  4. Oh – a shot of beautiful color. Just what this winter weary soul needs on a day like today!

    Comment by Roberta | January 22, 2009

  5. Now, now, no fair posting colorful spring like images when I am staring at icicles hanging from my roof!

    Comment by Mark | January 22, 2009

  6. Graceful! The colors are so soothing. Beautiful. Holds the promise of spring.

    Comment by Laurie | January 23, 2009

  7. Simply beautiful.

    Comment by Indranil Sinharoy | January 23, 2009

  8. Thanks for stopping by everyone.
    Appreciate it!

    Comment by macroartinnature | January 23, 2009

  9. Awesome, love the colours.

    Comment by deceptive | February 23, 2009

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