Macro Versatility and Creativity plus Website Updated

How can I ignore the fantastic shapes and forms of flowers? They are beautiful, fascinating and better than anything humans could design!

Hellebore, seed pods forming

Hellebore, flower fertilised

Hellebore, freshly opened flower

Hellebore just opening

These last shots are as close as I can get with my equipment, and give you an idea about the creative us of macro. It doesn’t matter if the entire shot is not in focus. Throw some of the image out of focus and use it to create a softer, more artistic picture.

Hellebore macro creative 1

Hellebore macro creative 2

Who can resist such diversity on one plant? I think some of my friends believe I’m a bit strange as I wander around in my macro world. They miss it, busy getting to the next point (eg the car or the shop). What fantastic stuff they walk past and never see! It’s all there for free and beats a lot of entertainment you pay an arm and a leg for.

What can you see in your garden? Do you have a magnifying glass? Take it with you. Or get the camera out and have a closer look. There’s a miniature world waiting for you to discover it. Be careful, though. You might just find yourself buying extension tubes or macro lenses. Then you know you’re hooked.

PS I’ve cracked it! Sorted my website out, put lots of new images up, organised my prices and sizes and actually got PayPal to work so that my customers can get the image they want with minimum hassle to them. Whew! As a photographer and not a web designer, this was no mean feat, despite using a great web hosting service. I’m just not cut out to understand the logic of the silicon chip! It’s abstract and can’t be composed in a frame. You’re welcome to visit and let me know what you think!

Of course, there are some macro shots on there now, soon to be joined by more. I haven’t just been playing with raindrops. As you know, flowers attract my eye more than anything else usually.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dragonflywoman
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:02:39

    Love these photos! They’re so beautiful!

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  2. Touch2Touch
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:17:36

    Stunning shots!
    I adore macro, but haven’t even scratched the surface of being able to work with my new camera (Canon Powershot S95).
    Love Georgia O’Keeffe, and your flowers are right up there.

    Reply

  3. didex
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 07:35:04

    Nice Nice Nice Macro,,, I Love this…

    Reply

  4. EternalForms
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 16:57:33

    This is an amazing series of photos, Chris. I loved seeing all the different “stages” of the hellebore flower. Very nice macros!

    Reply

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