when micro = macro

January 12, 2021

Dark-eyed Junco and Stellar Jay, 2″ x 2″, Black-Capped Chickadee 1″ x .5″, watercolour miniatures on Arches Hot Press Paper, by Lance Weisser

The largest bird on earth is–no surprise here–the Ostrich. Only the Emu comes anywhere close, and in N. America, our experience of the bird world (aside from some water birds and raptors) is most often an encounter with a species that is generally quite small. (Of course, after writing such a declarative sentence my mind’s eye gets filled with Ravens, Magpies, Embden Geese, Roosters and Pileated Woodpeckers, lol.)

Songbirds in particular are relatively tiny, thus lending themselves well to tiny portraits, which, when I was still a member of a Gallery, sold quite steadily and well.

12 Responses to “when micro = macro”

  1. […] when micro = macro — weisserwatercolours […]


  2. ….we were a co-op and after 8 years I decided I preferred just painting for enjoyment more than for profit, thank you for asking, Steve.


  3. (There doesn’t seem to be a way to reply directly to Mike Powell’s comment.) I also use my macro lens the most of the ones I own. A close look is a good look.

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  4. Those really are miniatures. If they sold well in a gallery, why aren’t you still represented there?

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  5. ….rajanisingh, thank you–your blog opens words of wisdom and discovery to your readers

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  6. …and they, you, Kerfe! Thank you.

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  7. memadtwo said

    I love tiny birds. Ok, I love them all…(k)

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  8. I definitely am a lover of tiny details and my macro lens is arguably my favorite lens. 🙂

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  9. ….so good of you to say so, Mike. You yourself are a lover of all things micro!

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  10. I love these tiny portraits–they capture well so many of the exquisite details of these tiny birds that I often struggle to photograph.

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