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. Booyeah! First comment!! *ahem* They really do have a personality… I love the shadow and the movement of them. ❀

  2. 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..

  3. 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.

  4. 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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