Playful








These little transforming seed heads each seem to have their own bit of personality when you look at them closely. I am absorbed with the details of form, depth of field, and light (of course!). And they are very cooperative subjects. It is really the breeze that is most playful.

All images Β© Karen McRae, 2012

66 thoughts on “Playful

  1. Karen! These are by far my favorite from this series. Each photograph seems to come to life when you stop and stare at them; even though they are still images. They look like lil alien life forms! πŸ™‚ great work once again!

      1. I read most of John Wyndams work back in the 70’s Karen and have probably seen the film a couple of times.. I’ve also seen the first TV series of it made in the early 80’s I think but I think there was a newer version too..

  2. YUM! honestly love these – they feel “tickley”, don’t know how to describe it, but they give me tingles..! I love how the tendrils are clear with the blur to the back, gives such a great sense of them creeping forwards and out…very sensual somehow..and that indigo is awesome..I really am loving this series Karen.

      1. I think in the next few months I might invest in a decent macro lens, what are you using?

        Also I’d love a bit of an exposΓ© on how you create those lovely backdrops.

  3. Wow Karen! These are so stimulating and calming at the same time, I wish I could have one of them enlarged to the size of a wall. They almost look like they could belong to the depths of the ocean too, swaying in the water πŸ™‚

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