"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“First Cause”

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“First Cause”


This image was created by sitting underneath and somewhat inside a small Japanese Maple tree, with a large Eucalyptus tree hovering above it with its blue/gray foliage.
It was tight underneath the small tree, using the Gitzo Explorer tripod and using the Canon zoom lens, plus the Canon 500D diopter to explore.
I tried to get the highlight a bit more to the left in the image, but then I lost the composition.
It was nearing 5:00pm, the sun was at the right position with the lens almost pointing straight up, and the light gave me all of the answers I needed to create.

Thanks for stopping by,

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

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  1. You’ve ‘painted’ another great abstract … the colors are magical together!

    Comment by MoniqueSamui | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. This is really pretty with a subtle grace.

    Comment by Laurie | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh, those are the best ones… painting-like..

    Thank you for the tip about a tripod.. I’ve recently came to conclusion that I need a good tripod..
    Is it pretty lightweight?

    Comment by Natalie | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ah, the things we do to get the image we want! This is a wonderful “abstract”. I really like the softness of the colors here as well. Very well done, Michael.

    Comment by edvatza | July 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks gang!

    Oh, and yes Natalie, … my Gitzo Explorer is perfect in weight for what I do.
    One of my best investments by far!


    Comment by macroartinnature | July 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Michael, thank you so much. You’ve made my search for a tripod so much simpler. :)

      Comment by Natalie | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. Natalie, I should have mentioned that the most weight that I will put on that tripod & RRS head, is no more than the weight of the camera body and the Canon 100-400mm lens.
    Any amount of weight over that can become very unstable unless you have the legs spread out a good bit and/or a head that is not very strong.


    Comment by macroartinnature | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. I like this one, wonderful!

    Comment by deceptive | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  8. Great soft abstract Michael. As are most of your images like this.

    Comment by Dan Creighton | July 14, 2009 | Reply

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