Uploaded: April 27, 2004


This is a spent stamen from a azalea bloom. - Canon 100mm macro, extension tube, Nikkor 50mm lens in reverse, 2 reflectors, 1 small mirror, tripod, wimberly plamp, macro slider, 1/6 sec. @ f2.8, ISO 200.


zcaley April 27, 2004

Lots of work to get this one! An elegant rendition. #121901

Dale Ann Cubbage April 27, 2004

Elegant and supremely beautiful! #505017

Joy Brown April 27, 2004

Absolutely outstanding! #505027

Donna W. Neal April 27, 2004

I really like this Michael. Very well done and mystic looking! #505051

April 27, 2004

Very gorgeous! #505057

Darren K. Fisher April 27, 2004

WOW this is awesome. Very very well done. #505129

Michael Brown April 27, 2004

Thanks everyone!

Caley, it only took a minute or two to set this up. The real work comes when the wind starts blowing, but the plamps helps out a great deal with that.
Then, the work may also come from the mirror and trying to reflect a bit of a spotlight effect down within the bloom.

Thanks again gang!
Mike #505161

Lori Ditlefsen April 27, 2004

I just love it! Such nice detail and clarity with all that beautiful pink around it. Well done Mike! #505240

Cathy Barrows April 27, 2004

great use of DOF...very nice #505307

Leanne M.E. Boyd April 27, 2004

Different, colour and interesting. Great shot Mike! #505389

Evy Johansen level-classic April 27, 2004

LOVE this image, Michael! So beautiful! #505405

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic April 27, 2004

So different and so great! Good luck! #505450

Colette M. Metcalf April 27, 2004

Beautiful!! #505742

Alisha May Furbish April 27, 2004

Fantastic, unique, and elegant- well done! #505908

Michael Brown April 27, 2004

Thanks again everyone.
Appreciate all comments, as they are always very helpful!

Mike #505994

Annette P. East April 28, 2004

Love it!!!! #507327

Casey A. Hanson May 13, 2004

Many congratulations to you, though I am not surprised...your work , as I said before, is outstanding! Great job Mike! Casey :) #535846

Lori Ditlefsen May 13, 2004

Congrats Mike! #536417

Carol Engstrom level-classic May 14, 2004

Excellent shot. Congrats! #539635

Pu Chen May 14, 2004

Beautiful way to show the azalea! Congratulations, Michael! #539993

Dale Ann Cubbage May 15, 2004

Congrats Mike! #541650

Michael Brown May 15, 2004

Thanks again everyone.
Come back home from a little traveling/shooting to find this!

Once again, ................... thanks!

Mike #541920

Donna W. Neal May 19, 2004

Congratulations on your WIN Michael !! #549832

Dale Ann Cubbage May 19, 2004

Congrats on this splendid win , Mike! #549843

Carol Engstrom level-classic May 19, 2004

Congrats on your second place, Mike! #550021

Karen Engelbreth May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Michael! #550023

Casey A. Hanson May 19, 2004

Way to go Michael! Many congrats to you! #550426

Monika Sapek May 19, 2004

This is beautiful, Michael! You put so much work into your macro images! Your “Spent”, "Eye Within A Flower", and "Silent Spaniard" are my favorites. Congrats on your win and more awesome work!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 19, 2004

Very pretty, Congratulations #550724

Evy Johansen level-classic May 20, 2004

Many congratulations on your win, Michael! Well deserved! Gorgeous image! #550798

Judith G. Secco May 20, 2004

Wonderful image, Michael. Congratulations.
Judy #551320

Lori Ditlefsen May 20, 2004

Congrats on the win Michael! #551631

Michael Brown May 20, 2004

I was surprised to see this pop up in my e-mail, and want to say thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I do appreciate them all!

Being a moderator of another nature photographers web site and comparing the two, BP is right up there at the top with the wonderful participation from its members, the quality or "well thought out" site, and of course, the outstanding images to be found!
I am truly honored!!

Again, ............ thanks everyone!

Mike #551837

Andre Marhaug May 20, 2004

This is really, really good, Mike!. Congrats!. I like how the pink lines seem to "surround" the main object.

- André #551878

Judy Rae May 20, 2004

Congratulations Mike on an amazing photo! #552301

Darren K. Fisher May 20, 2004

I said wow and awesome the first time I seen this and still say that. This is a very magical capture of a flower. Congrats on a well deserved win. #552782

Kathleen N. Nelson June 01, 2004

Hi Michael - This is such an awesome photo. I visited your gallery, and although it is very difficult to pick a favorite, this is mine. You are a very talented artist. Every one of your photos has a truly professional, artistic quality about it. Keep up the good work. #570746

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe June 05, 2004

Gorgeous. Kathleen #578415

Anette Linnea Rasmussen July 27, 2004

Wow! Great God!
It has deserved to win!


Regards Linnea #671404

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