"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Blue “Spiderwort” – Abstract

This is an abstract type of floral image created from a “spiderwort”.
Around here, it is sometimes known as a weed from hell.
Yes, it does have a beautiful blue flower that I truly enjoy viewing and especially up close, … but I just wished that it would grow elsewhere other than in our flower beds.
I also have heard over the years, a lot of the older generation to call this “snot grass”, or “snot weed”.
Reason being, … when you break or cut the main stem, … the thick liquid portion stored inside of the stem pretty much looks like, … well, ….. snot!
But the color of the flower is absolutely wonderful!

This was created using the Lensbaby along with the 10x & 4x diopter.
The flowers had a slight touch of moisture on the petals and were lit a bit more brightly than what I wanted them to be.
So, I used a polarizer along with the Lensbaby to cut down on the glare.
I still slightly overexposed the image.
Well, … at least it turned out to be something different! : )

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Spiderwort” – Abstract


Well, … back to some backbreaking work tomorrow.
Storms have removed our two largest shade trees in the front of our home during the past 4 years, and we had a whole bunch of shade loving plants that have been in full sun during these past few years.
So, … I have been tilling the soil and reworking the whole yard.
What a mess!

Hope everyone is getting along fine, and thanks for visiting!

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 17, 2009 - Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. Really nice abstract! You’ve used an interesting technic to capture it.

    Comment by Vesa | May 21, 2009

  2. Love the color and abstract feel to this Michael, beautiful work !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 24, 2009

  3. Vesa, Bernie, … many thanks!

    Comment by macroartinnature | June 5, 2009

  4. Wow I love this photo! Surreal and artistic yet has so much depth when you really stare at it. Beautiful floral art photography!

    Comment by Jason | June 19, 2009

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