I have so fallen in love with using macro photography. Especially when it comes to flowers. It has become a regular occurrence that I and my camera dive deep into petals and blooms.
When I was a child, I had a story book about Thumbelina, a girl so small she could crawl into flowers. I would read and then daydream that I could be that small too. The idea of making a bed out of a flower head seemed amazing. I guess part of me is still that little girl, wanting to climb inside tiny, magical places….
Macro shots allow me to, in a way, be Thumbelina.
If I could, I would put an end all other activities and just spend my days capturing images at the macro level.
Here, I used my trusty 50mm lens, flipped around and held against the lens mount on my camera. This is a very manual technique that forces you to be patient and steady. The result is well worth the effort. Though the focus of the image can be somewhat selective, I find it only adds to overall effect and enhancing the dramatic tones.