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I became interested in photography while studying design. The macro lens I bought allowed me to photograph things up close. It was fascinating to me to see detail in rather ordinary objects when you really moved in to get a good look. Rusty rivets on an old railway bridge, heavily laden branches after an ice storm, the wings of a butterfly and especially the petals of a flower.
When I took my close up lens and focused only a few inches from the petals of a flower for the first time I was stunned by its beauty. The closer I got the more intricate details were revealed.
It all seems so ephemeral...a flower blooming in all its glory for a short time and then withered and gone.
And this show isn't put on for our pleasure although we are the lucky bystanders...this whole magnificent display is for bugs! Flowers need to attract insects with colours and scents so they drop by for a closer look and 'accidently' carry off the flowers vital pollen to propagate the species.
Three Irises series:
Images size 8-1/2 x 16, frame 19 x 27 inches.
Price: $495 unframed, $695 framed.