"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Photography – Mini Macro Landscapes – “Sporangia”

This is a repost from back in 2007.
It is nothing more than a reminder of things to come when the weather warms!

There is no doubt, that wonderous landscapes can also be found down near your feet!

The first image, I concentrated on these two “sporangia” spores, or moss, that were standing proudly among the mountains of white dogwood blooms that had fallen from the trees. It provided a wonderful play of colors and light!

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“Sporangia Moss”


With the second image, the lens was flat on the ground while the body of the camera itself was sitting down within a slight dip in the ground.
I wanted something a bit more abstract, and showing how the small stem areas of the sporangia moss could look like tall tree trunks in a landscape.

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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“Sporangia Landscape”


Both images were created with the Canon 100mm macro, teleconverter, cable release, and natural light.
Camera was flat on the ground for both images.

Michael Brown – Photographer

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  1. wow! another magical image and very useful tips!!. . .thanks! ur work is an inspiration!!

    Comment by mike | April 18, 2007

  2. Great shots! It’s amazing how something which we see every day can look entirely different from a different angle.

    Comment by David | April 18, 2007

  3. A forest with no trees, beautiful.

    Comment by Troy | April 18, 2007

  4. both are excellent and inspiring images! also, thanks for your recent comments on my site :)

    Comment by david kleinert | April 18, 2007

  5. Thanks guys!

    These were fun to create, and hopefully this season I can take a few more similar to these and especially a few particular shots that I have in mind.

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 18, 2007

  6. Mike, you paint your photos with light. It’s an amazing technique that really showcases your talent. These two photos are so soothing…I really like those wavy stems. (Sporangia? Let me right that down…)

    Comment by Photo Buffet | April 18, 2007

  7. oops…”write” that down…

    Comment by Photo Buffet | April 18, 2007

  8. a lovely series.. I’ve used this technique on mosses/lichens before.. getting ‘down there’ is the easy part, I just don’t get up as fast as I used to.
    As always, I’m inspired by your work.

    Comment by Cindy | April 18, 2007

  9. Yes PB, you are write. It is “right”! :)

    Cindy, I do know what you are talking about.
    It helps sometimes to have some sons along to give you a hand when needed.
    These knees of mine just ain’t what they use to be! LoL!

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 18, 2007

  10. Hey Michael, great images, I’ve tried shooting this stuff but have not been able to produce images as nice as these. Well done.

    Comment by Mike Moats | April 18, 2007

  11. The beautiful whites from the dogwood blooms make this look like a magical fairyland. Quite lovely.

    Comment by micki | April 18, 2007

  12. I just love your work. This is a magical fairies world!

    Comment by Roberta | April 18, 2007

  13. These are a stunning pair of shots.

    Comment by Fabian | April 18, 2007

  14. Au risque de me répéter, j’aime énormément la douceur de plusieurs de vos photos, c’est sublime, bravo!

    Comment by Manon | April 18, 2007

  15. Thanks again everyone, and thanks for the very kind comments!

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 20, 2007

  16. This is just dreamy. It’s like an undiscovered, magical world!

    Comment by Pam | April 20, 2007

  17. You always amaze me. Your shot are pure beauty.

    Comment by sil63 | April 21, 2007

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