“Pink Clematis Blossom”
“Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification–crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes.”
― Roman Vishniac
I dug this from my archive of macro experiments from earlier this year. The clematis looks, to me, like some creature from a sci-fi movie or some deep sea creature.
Macro photography is something relatively new to me and I enjoy seeing details that my eye would miss. Very much like my experiences when I go on hikes. I tend to see things which I photograph and then have friends ask me where the photo was made, only to discover it was just down the road from them and that they had passed that place many times without noticing it. I just love seeing the beauty in the mundane and have posted many times on that topic.
As I said above, this is one of my early attempts and I used an old 50mm prime lens with manual extensions tubes, not really knowing what I was doing, but I was happy with the results. Not happy enough to post it at the time, but flipping through old images, this one stood out.
I’ve used the quote above before, but it rings so true to me. With macro photography, when photographing nature, it seems that the closer you get, the more complex and beautiful the subject becomes. These are definitely things that most people never take notice of, including me, till now. Nature is truly magnificent!
Schneider-Kreuznach Exida-Xenon 50mm f/1.9 @ 50mm (14mm extension tube)
1/320 sec, f/1.9, ISO 5600