"Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels." Luigi Pirandello
Sometimes I get so caught up with doing landscapes and lake scenes that I totally forget about doing flower shots...especially macro shots. It's like walking into a little microscopic world and searching for special intimate scenes or subjects. In this case we're looking at a prairie parsley plant in bloom.
A couple of years ago I was doing some macro work and tried a little experiment with lenses and accessories. I was using my Canon 5D with a 100-400 Canon lens mounted. I decided I'd try to put a 1.4x teleconverter between camera and lens and then a close up Canon filter on the front of the lens. This combination, as you can see above, allows an "up close and personal" look into nature while making the background a combination of color and shapes.
The smaller parts of our world provide many artistic subjects to work with and experimenting with lenses and cameras only serves to expand the beauty of the natural world and give us number of creative options.
Thank you for joining me...no go out and explore!
For more views of my work visit;
A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com