Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Flower Within The Flower


"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
- Henri Matisse 


Flower within the flower

There are flowers within flowers! And it has taken me too long to find this out. Over the last few weeks I've been looking through an e-mount Sony NEX 5N camera equipped with a 30MM Macro lens and can only say that everything has a new perspective. From hair on insects legs to dandelion spores, I have a completely new perspective on the world.

Take the next three images for example, the Portulaca a very unassuming plant that is a weed in some parts of the world, decides to pop it's head out in a thumb sized flower each year around spring through to autumn. You could walk past this plant and think nothing of it, but that it is has a bright flower. But now, apply a Macro lens over the image, a little digital zoom and there is a whole other level of detail to be found in the images. I am a huge fan of macro photography purely from a selfish perspective, I have never seen this before.


macro image of a portulaca flower taken with a sony nex 5nd and 30mm macro
The detail here is amazing, the centre looks stunning and almost like some kind of explosion.


macro image of a portulaca flower taken with a sony nex 5nd and 30mm macro
Within the Portulaca flower, there looks like there is another flower. A flower within a flower.

Image of a portulaca flower, shot with a sony nex 5n and 30mm macro
And as you step back , the detail is somewhat lost. Still in sharp focus here, but just another flower.