"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Daylily Macro – (Hemerocallis) – “Silent Whispers” Series

The real reason for this series name will never be revealed.
The series name, “Silent Whispers”, holds a very special meaning to me, and the reasoning behind its name will probably go to the grave with me.
Hopefully, one can get somewhat of a feel behind the passion that I have for this series by viewing the images created, and I will let your mind to wonder why.

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Daylily – (hemerocallis)
“Silent Whispers” Series

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As I have said many times before, the daylily, or “hemerocallis”, holds so many opportunities for the photographer to create colorful images.
There are thousands of registered cultivars to be found around the country, … and around the world.
Many different colors, many with patterns, various shapes, sizes, … a truly amazing flower.
Each bloom only lasts a day, but a daylily scape can hold a couple of dozen buds that can give bloom for a long period of time. This is just from one scape.
A mature clump can have many scapes, giving the gardener and the photographer a huge mass of blooms, with each bloom ranging from 3 inches to 10 inches in diameter.
Then, each one of those blooms holds a lot of moisture inside, giving a tremendous amount of glow in the early morning light, or even in the later part of the evening.
The daylily is a photographer’s delight, … and especially for me when it comes to creating images that are more abstract.
I have a couple of hundred blooming in my back yard now, with dozens of different types/colors/sizes.
If you would like to find some of these gardens to visit in the US or Canada, then follow this link. “Daylily Garden Locations”.
Move down the page and take a look at the maps provided.
Click on the region in which you live, and the garden names and locations will come up.
Visit some of these gardens, where many of them may hold some treasured cultivars, … and maybe a few rare ones.
And if you do visit some of these gardens, … always be nice, … and call the garden owner’s first to see if you can visit.
Just enjoy!

The image above was created with the Lensbaby.
Two reflectors were added to the camera side.
A very small mirror was used on the backside of the flower to add light into the throat area.
A Gitzo Explorer tripod was used and two Wimberley Plamps to hold the reflectors.

Hope everyone has a wonderful summer, and as always, … thanks for stopping by!
Michael

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

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June 8, 2009 - Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, insects, landscapes, life, macro, nature, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Daylillies are so very beautiful. They are prolific along the side of my house and I have planted a few more clumps here and there around my small yard. I am anxiously waiting for them to bloom. They usually start to open right on my son Russell’s Birthday which is June 18th. This is really spectacular.

    Comment by Laurie | June 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. That’s a absolute lovely picture of a daylily. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Fiona | June 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. Wonderful tonality, lack of focus. I like the lines, as well as the negative space at bottom-right. This one is a visual feast!

    Comment by Bob Towery | June 14, 2009 | Reply


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