“When I came home with dozens of files, I had to take a moment to clean the pollen off the lens and camera body, but not the smile on my face.” —Katrin Eismann

This is one of my “just one more shot before I leave” captures. The shaving brush tree at my local botanical garden was in bloom, and I couldn’t resist plunging my macro lens into the middle of a low-hanging blossom. I think it looks like a fairyland in there! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 100 under partly cloudy skies, handheld)

Shown in juried art exhibit, South Bay Contemporary, at PS Zask Gallery in Rolling Hills Estates, California (July and August 2013)

Third Place in “A Touch of Orange” challenge in Pastels & Whites group

Top 10 in “Stigma & Stamens Macro” challenge in Petals and Pollen group

Featured in Artistic Flower Creations (27 December 2011)

Featured in Best of RedBubble (9 October 2011)

Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (7 October 2011)

Featured in Absolute Clarity (5 October 2011)

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Passionate about photography, especially nature subjects!

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    … you must be covered in pollen and other such things… the perspectives you achieve are unreal…I really like the tones in this image, Celeste. it almost has a sort of vintage feel to it which is my new fave thing…and those pops of that peachy orange color are just so striking..just beautifully done, Celeste. I’m going to log off now as I find the internet very, very slow tonight and I bet it has something to do with the sad news about Steve Jobs..so many people on the internet reading about him and leaving tweets and the like.. very sad.

  • Thanks very much, Katherine. This one is natural all the way, so it’s “vintage” all by itself. Yes, the Internet is slow. I’m still in shock since I heard the news on the radio. He died too young.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    An amzing macro! So beautiful!!! Magical!

  • Thank you very much, Angie. This one is a personal favorite, and I thought it was about time I shared it on RB. I’m so glad you can feel the magic! :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • buttafli
    buttafliabout 3 years ago

    WOW that is so beautiful Celeste, magnificent work :)

  • Thank you! This one is special to me, and I’m really glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • murphy333
    murphy333about 3 years ago

    Very cool, I feel as if I was inside.

  • Thanks, Hannah. I got as close as my lens would let me!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    I love the clarity and detail juxtaposed against the other stamen which aren’t yet open. . . . . .. a magical shot, Celeste.

  • Thank you, Teresa. I love when I can get one part perfectly sharp and contrast that against softness, but it’s hard to get it just right.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • dizzy5184
    dizzy5184about 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Darryl!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    congratulations for your feature in the Olympus and Four Thirds group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks very much, Francis!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!! It’s just great!! :)

  • Thank you, Linda. glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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