Monday, August 14, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Flower Abstract

30 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Yesterday’s image was the moldy spot on a hamburger bun I had made for dinner. One of my kids was sick that evening and didn’t eat, and this little bun got lost in the pantry. I thought it was interesting how the mold formed in the shape of an ‘s.’

This is a shot I took almost two months ago on a Sunday morning trip to the park. I liked how in this particular flower, all the stamen were standing straight up in a small group.

I shot this vertically as well. I’ll probably post that image in the dead of winter when we can all use a little bit of summer memory.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/60
Aperture Setting - f-13 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13, 21, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For… Trying your best to save my little kitten that didn’t make it.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Don said...

An attractive macro. I like your placement of the flowers within the frame. Nice shot.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Love the soft detail, great macro shot.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous david said...

i really love this shot, the stamen remind me of tulips just about to open. excellent!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Beautiful macro shot. Love the rich colors. (I'm never good at those "take a guess" shots.)

10:49 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Well, I had the food element of yesterday's mystery shot, just not the freshness :-)

Love today's abstract - at first I thought it might be a photo-negative which is a welcome further visual abstraction. I'll look forward to the vertical presentation when it's all gray and chilly out!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

OH now this is my type of photo :-)

I can't wait tell this winter when you post it again to warm us all!

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Finally i think i did well in your take a guess series, i said it was something edible ;-)
About the shot, the framing is spot on and so are the rich colors!

1:45 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

This is a gorgeous picture, Micki! Totally love its 'soft' quality. i'd loooove to have a high-resolution version to use for my wallpaper.

Yeah and i got yesterday's guess correct... sort of hurhur. :p

2:24 PM  
Anonymous peter said...

I always enjoy a good macro shot. Sharp subject, shallow dof, lovely detail. This one has the lot. Well done!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Indeed. This is more like art than photography. Brilliant!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

These nice details give a fine abstract

4:11 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Really good, I like the colours in this one.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Somehow, your macros look so much better than most around. I suspect it is because they are taken with feeling rather than a readout. And it shows.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

really nice composition and beautiful colors...look like watercolor painting...nice soft tone:-)

6:26 PM  
Anonymous alan said...

gorgeous colors here... striking!!

6:32 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

OOoo I love this micki...great colours and i like the softness of it.....feels very dreamy. Still holding my breath here..:)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Lovely:)

8:09 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Sharpness is great!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

Superb colors

5:55 AM  
Blogger Warren said...

Beautiful detail Micki.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

I am going to do something I don't normally do for flower or macro shots (okay really rarely do), but this shot earns very quickly a well deserved coveted "I LIKEY" from the Subster. I don't know what it is but it just stikes all the right spots to me and say "bang, I dare you not to like me". Well I was to scared not to like it hence the kudos, beatiful macro and flower shot.

Definitely one of the best images I have seen from you. This is a keeper. Well done.

Suby

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

Nice colors and I love the DoF effects and the composition.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Whey I first saw this, it didn't really speak to me, probably because I misunderstood what it was. After reading the explanation, I really do like it a lot. The colours and the DOF are great, and they must have been pretty tough to pull off. Great work!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous suresh said...

Lovely and great colors

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is a very prety macro. I love the focus here. You really work the macros well.

I just wish I had a macro lens...some day, but right now it's not priority.

10:12 AM  
Blogger JumpKnot0 said...

beautiful image... I like the kind of grainy quality.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Beautiful! Not everyday colors. Very nice.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Fraser said...

I love this macro in purple and gold.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Beautiful shot with good framing and very nice colors.

7:52 AM  

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