I Document The Beauty Of Small Things | Dina Telhami

I Document The Beauty Of Small Things
– Dina Telhami

Macro photography is something I enjoy doing in my free time. I work as a children photographer for almost 8 years and I love it.

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I have always loved capturing the beauty of nature, especially in the small things.
by Dina Telhami

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Flowers by Magda Indigo

Flowers by Magda Indigo
« I love ‘playing’ with the light, bringing out details, shades. To do that, you absolutely need to understand what you are portraying, whether it is human, animal, vegetable or mineral. »

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« Some of my compositions are unconventional for flowers. That is creativity and also, as I love to say, I don’t talk to flowers but gladly listen to what they tell me, they are expressive, I see human emotion in them. »

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more in: Lens Magazine – July 2016
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Macro Photography by Henrik Spranz

In conversation with Henrik Spranz
Vienna-based wildlife and nature photographer Henrik Spranz specialises in macro photography with more than a touch of magic realism. It’s not by accident that his world takes us on a flight of fancy into a different, more ethereal place, and gives him a creative break from the day job.
Interview by Nick Smith

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Macro Photography by Henrik Spranz
more in:
Outdoor Photography Magazine
July 2016

Cy DeCosse – Midnight Garden

I don’t know how that happened. It was like getting run over. We have a really good friend who loves flowers and who keeps a beautiful wild flower garden in her back yard. The newspapers came to photograph it. I was looking for a flower I could shoot at night. I wanted a night effect. What got me thinking about that was the Steichen photograph with the moon over the water. The mystery and the magic of that. I wanted to get a flower like that. I wanted to shoot it at night.  – Cy DeCosse

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Cy DeCosse – Midnight Garden

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International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year

IGPOTY02aOverall Winner
Richard Bloom | Tekapo Lupins
On the way to Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand in early summer the landscape, already amazing, was scattered with drifts of naturalised lupins, which gave it an almost psychedelic, wonderland feel. The banks of this stream were bristling with masses of different coloured lupins stretching toward the distant hills and out of shot to the west, giving the sense that they went on forever.
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IGPOTY02bThe Beauty of Plants
Lesley Chalmers | Yucca at Dusk
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IGPOTY02cBreathing Spaces
Richard Hurst | Mountain Views
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IGPOTY02dPortfolios
Mandy Disher | The Beauty of Plants
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IGPOTY02eYoung Garden Photographer of the Year
Will Jenkins, Age 13 | The Housing Estate
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IGPOTY02fPhoto Projects: Monochrome
Matthew Woodhouse | Three
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IGPOTY02gPhoto Projects: Macro Art
Zsolt Varanka | ‘Pearl World’
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more at: igpoty

One Shot: Stamps of Approval | Display your Photographs

Whenever you get the chance, display your photographs. Anywhere and everywhere. In galleries and exhibits. In your home and your office. On social media.
Why?
Listen to this:

CindyDyer10aA few years ago, Cindy Dyer, who specializes in botanical images, had an exhibit of 88 photographs at one of her favorite places to photograph, Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. During the course of the exhibit her images were seen by a woman whose husband was an art director for the United States Postal Service. At that time he was looking for specific images to license for postage stamps. His wife mentioned Cindy’s images to him and…well, you see where this is going.

After much picking and choosing, rejecting and selecting and even the taking of additional images, five of Cindy’s photographs of varieties of ferns were chosen, and each one became a First Class Forever stamp.

CindyDyer10bRecently, four of Cindy’s images of water lilies joined them. These stamps, however, were not printed in the post office’s usual run of 20 to 40 million; rather, half a billion of the water lilies were printed, an unusual total for stamps other than those issued for holidays. « Flowers sell well, » Cindy says of the post office’s expectation of high demand for her colorful quartet.

Not only is the print run unusual, so is getting anything onto a postage stamp. Cindy tells us that of the 40,000 stamp subject suggestions that come into the Postal Service each year, only about 20 make it onto stamps.

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Cactus Flowers: Mother Nature’s Fireworks

GregKrehel07aDid you know that cacti can bloom? Yes, those prickly green plants burst out some of the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. For photographer Greg Krehel, these crazy cactus flowers have become an obsession.
“Since I was a kid I’ve always loved succulents and cacti. One year I ended up at a local garden shop and picked up [a] cactus for my collection. A couple years later it put out these awesome flowers, unlike others I had seen. It just kept blooming. It really went to town.”

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Greg Krehel Photography

more at: nationalgeographic