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Mason Jar Macro Photography

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Anemone in a Mason Jar

Photograph Kerry Michaels

David Perry is one of my favorite photographers. His forceful, yet gentle images have an uncanny way of showing the very soul of whatever he is shooting - from an oyster, to a bouquet of roses to a B-1 Bomber.

David also has a wonderful website, A Photographer's Garden where he shares musings and photos that are always worth checking out for both education and inspiration.

David has been experimenting with using glass jars as a way of getting interesting macro pictures from point and shoot cameras. I love playing with this technique and it's a great thing to do in the winter--and a great excuse to buy yourself a bouquet.

To check out David's advice:

Macro in a Mason Jar

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January 7, 2011 at 7:10 pm
(1) Debra Lee Baldwin says:

Hey, Kerry, thanks for mentioning Gardening Gone Wild and this month’s “Picture This!” contest. I can’t wait to see the entries—especially if they’re anything like your gorgeous shot of the anemone. And I MUST get around to trying David’s jar technique myself. (Why is it that fun stuff gets shoved to the back burner?)

January 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm
(2) Christina Salwitz says:

Oh Kerry, Bravo!!! Now I KNOW I have some VERY stiff competition. Wonderful shot you got there!!!

January 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm
(3) Kerry says:

Thanks Debra. I keep meaning to try some succulents in the bottom of a mason jar. Maybe we’ll both try that. Oh and don’t shove the fun stuff to the back burner – it’s a life’s short, eat desert first kind of thing!

Christina – Your photo on Gardening Gone Wild is amazing – beautiful! As are your spectacular containers and photos of them.

January 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm
(4) Kimmie says:


February 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm
(5) Susan says:

As if we needed an excuse to buy flowers! Pshaw. Lovely photo, though.

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