World Of Small Things | Ravikumar Jambunathan

“Through this body of work, I wanted to proclaim the subtle and delicate beauty of nature in its state of being.”

Ravikumar Jambunathan’s series, World Of Small Things relishes in the detail of the natural world. The heavily veined leaves, fanned ferns and white wildflowers, are clear and crisp representations of the beauty found in the tiny things of nature.

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World Of Small Things
by Ravikumar Jambunathan

more in Adore Noir Magazine – June 2017

Floral Beauty in the Garden

Tammy Marlar’s guide to creating exquisite flower images this spring
Flowers are blooming in our gardens and across the countryside, making this the perfect time to put your botanical photography skills into practice; Tammy Marlar shows you how to capture standout images.

Make the flower, such as this pink dahlia, the dominant subject. Flowers are beautiful and intricate, and our images should accentuate their allure and infinite detail as much as possible.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 640, 1/200sec at f/5.6, handheld.
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Look for harmonious colours and storytelling details. With markings resembling eyes, a nose and a mouth, this seed head appears to be in conversation with the one next to it.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 200, 1/200sec at f/3.2, handheld.
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Rather than trying to get the whole subject, such as this eryngium seed head, in focus, choose a good plane of focus on the best angle of the flower, while paying equal attention to what is in your background.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/200sec at f/4, handheld.
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Tell stories and elicit emotions where you can. I changed the orientation of this picture, as the seed head with the mass of flowing white seeds made me think of an American Indian chief, with his feathered headdress, on horseback.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/300sec at f/7.1, handheld.
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Pick as perfect a flower specimen as possible. Noticing blemishes and removing cobwebs before you shoot an image can save you hours of retouching.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens, ISO 400, 1/125sec at f/2.8, handheld.
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Floral Beauty in the Garden
more in Outdoor Photography – June 2017

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

more at boredpanda

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

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

via 21steditions

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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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