There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united; where infinite becomes finite, yet not. -Rabindranath Tagore

This rose image represents another of my explorations into the world of macro images captured at large apertures, in this case wide open at f/2. I know macro photographers who are horrified at the idea of shooting at anything wider than about f/16, and for them even f/8 is “too soft.” I counter that I am not shooting science illustrations but rather (I hope) artistic images that are as much about emotion as image detail. If you can feel the love I have for my floral subjects, then I am happy. :) (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2, 1/3200 sec., ISO 200, overcast, handheld)

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

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    This image is tenderness captured . . .so gentle and caring . . . .a beautiful, beautiful image Celeste x

  • Thank you so much, Teresa! I believe that “tenderness” is a really good word to describe this rose.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
    I certainly appreciate your warm visited and commented on my images; to considered you artworks is my happiness moment; you have shared with me.
    I wish you have a Merry Christmas filled with fun, laughter and love, and may everything you dream of come true in 2012
    Happy New Year:)
    Best Regards & hugs,

  • Hi Sunny and Happy New Year! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    Love the morning dew drops on your macros Celeste…

  • Thank you so much, Thomas! This time it’s actually raindrops, but either way I agree that water drops can add a lot to a flower macro.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Wow … fragility and new-ness supreme! …artistic images indeed, Celeste.. or, in your case, vision…. absolutely magnificent…

  • Thank you for yet another wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant shot, excellent detail, love your narrative as well !

  • Thank you very much, Elfie! Sometimes I do ramble on in my captions. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image! Your floral images are stunning!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! I’m so glad you like my flowers, as they are a big part of my creative work.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • Thank you, Leslie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you very much, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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