"Capturing Moments"

 

My photostream is dedicated to the memory of John L. Tveten.

 

Through my images I hope to instill in viewers a love of nature and a desire to help protect it, whether it be a distant wilderness or as close as one's own back yard.

 

Thank you for visiting and for being such great inspirations to me.

 

"As we grow up, we learn the one person that wasn't ever supposed to let you down, probably will. You will have your heart broken, probably more than once, and it will be harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt, because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin."

~anonymous, via Jim DuBois (RIP)

  

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All my photos are copyrighted. Please do not use them for any purpose, including on blogs, without my express permission.

 

I do encourage nonprofit use, for worthy causes. I am willing to offer reduced usage fees or may choose to waive all fees. Contact me for more information.

 

You can see and buy my photos on Getty Images, 72dpi and 500px.

 

Or you can buy prints, cards, etc., here:

 

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or here:

Buy my art at ImageKind.com.

 

If you see a photo in my Flickr photostream that is not on either site, please Flickr-mail me and I'll be pleased to add it.

  

I am honored to be one of 33 female photographers from Google Plus to be featured in this book, which was released in April 2012:

How We See It...our view of our worlds How We See It…our view of our worlds: A Celebration of Diversity of Female Photographers on Google Plus, compiled by Beth Akerman. My photos are on pages 77 to 82 in the book; on pages 32 and 33 in the preview.

Photo book Book Preview

 

Since then, two more How We See It Books have been published in which my photos appear:

~ Published in October 2012: www.blurb.com/books/3677811-how-we-see-it-more-views-of-o.... My photos are on pages 55 and 56 of the preview.

 

~ Published in May 2013: www.blurb.com/books/4306682-how-we-see-it-our-natural-worlds. One of my photos is on the front flap; three others are on pages 124 and 125 of the preview.

  

After a twenty-year hiatus from photography, in early 2005 I bought my first digital camera, the Canon Powershot A85, which I used for some time before purchasing the Canon PowerShot S5. Until April 2008, all the photos in Flickr were taken with those cameras.

 

Current equipment:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS (retired)

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel XSi (EOS 450D) (retired)

Canon EF-S 18-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM

 

Please look at my

Award Winners

and my

Photos Published

  

I am honored to have been selected for the BPP group's Portfolio of the Week (22 Sep 2009).

 

I am honored that my photo, Dipping Deep, won 1st place in August 2009 in the National Wildlife Federation’s contest, “Plants and Pollinators," in the National Wildlife Magazine's Flickr group. It had been one of six finalists out 2,146 entries.

  

I founded and actively administer these groups:

> Spectacular Skyscapes. Enjoy the slideshow

> Outstanding Portraits of People. Enjoy the slideshow.

> Gazanias. Enjoy the slideshow.

> in loving memory of imapix. In tribute to a member beloved by hundreds in our Flickr community, Gaétan Bourque (imapix), who passed away on October 9, 2010.

 

I actively co-administer these groups:

> Excellence in Floral Photography

> Abstract Flower(p)art

> Worth a Million Words Pix (I'm the sole administrator now, with the passing of the group's founder, imapix.)

 

Some of the other pools I co-administer as time permits:

> Jersey Birders

> Field Guide: Butterflies and Moths of North America

> Ava's Love of the Light

 

Requests:

> Please do not add notes to my photos or images in your comments, unless the image is pertinent to my photo, in which case I ask that you use the thumbnail size. I prefer that you express yourself in text only.

> My Flickr time is extremely limited these days, so I'm afraid I do not join or post to any groups that require one to comment and/or fave other pictures. I prefer to do that voluntarily, as my time permits.

> Please do not invite me to groups that have a large invitation icon or one that is a .gif (moving or flashing) image. I will delete those comments. I will also delete comments that simply consist of a group's "seen in" icon unless you make a personal comment to accompany it.

> If you are anonymous and you fave one of my photos, I will block you.

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  • JoinedMarch 2005
  • HometownBrooklyn, NY; then West Hartford, CT; then Kew Gardens, Queens (NYC), NY
  • Current citymetro Atlanta, Georgia

Testimonials

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Well I really dont know what I can say that has not already been said.......this woman knows how to capture what she sees thru an artists eye....she brings to flickr and her friends images that are beyond wonderful.....thru her photography/art we can all learn as I have........I enjoy viewing her work and always anxiou… Read more

Well I really dont know what I can say that has not already been said.......this woman knows how to capture what she sees thru an artists eye....she brings to flickr and her friends images that are beyond wonderful.....thru her photography/art we can all learn as I have........I enjoy viewing her work and always anxious to see what she will post next............and glad to say she is a flickr friend.......Gail

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July 19, 2007

I am not as consistent a flickr contributor as I would like to be but always when I visit I am inspired and encouraged by Mim's work and words. She has the best qualities of a Flickr member - talent, knowledge, enthusiasm and warmth. I am always delighted when she comments on my photos and consider her one of the best … Read more

I am not as consistent a flickr contributor as I would like to be but always when I visit I am inspired and encouraged by Mim's work and words. She has the best qualities of a Flickr member - talent, knowledge, enthusiasm and warmth. I am always delighted when she comments on my photos and consider her one of the best photographers on Flickr to learn from in every regard.

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May 15, 2007
Baby Rose says:

mimbrava since I have been on flickr I saw that she is one of my friend that she is Great person so friendly, also very encouraging and positive in her support of others. I look forward to reading her comments." I am happy to be her friend too.. Keep up the fabulous work Baby7

April 4, 2007

Mim (mimbrava) was one of my first contacts when i joined the flickr community 17 months ago. Her images are some of the best on flickr. She celebrates nature with her crisp, detailed images. whether it be a flower macro or backyard bird, Mim captured detail that most would miss. She also has an amazing eye for colo… Read more

Mim (mimbrava) was one of my first contacts when i joined the flickr community 17 months ago. Her images are some of the best on flickr. She celebrates nature with her crisp, detailed images. whether it be a flower macro or backyard bird, Mim captured detail that most would miss. She also has an amazing eye for color and produces images with the most brilliant, vivacious hues. Her photographic images are truly works of art. I am fortunate to have her as a contact and flickr friend. If you haven't had the pleasure of viewing her photostream, I urge you to do so. You will be delighted by the beauty you discover.

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January 1, 2007
Jo Ann says:

I haven't really known Mim all that long, but it doesn't take that long to realize what a beautiful, loving, caring person she is. Her photos are simply gorgeous. The detail and clarity are amazing. She is what I would love to become, a photographer whose work is both beautiful and captivating. Mim not only is a … Read more

I haven't really known Mim all that long, but it doesn't take that long to realize what a beautiful, loving, caring person she is. Her photos are simply gorgeous. The detail and clarity are amazing. She is what I would love to become, a photographer whose work is both beautiful and captivating. Mim not only is a great photographer but if you are lucky enough to become a contact of hers you are in for some of the most encouraging and enthusiastic comments. Each time she posts a photo I can't wait to go and comment. First I sit in awe of her ability to photograph a flower, a bird, Zoe Bear (her dog), a butterfly or whatever else she wishes to treat us to for that day. I also look forward to her posts on my art pieces. She is very encouraging, which give me the boost I need to continue on my road. I have come to consider Mim a close friend, one whose friendship reaches beyond Flickr. I feel as though I have known her a lifetime. Thank you, Mim, for being exactly who you are and accepting me as I am. :) You are a true friend.

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November 22, 2006

Mim's love for Nature shines bright in her stream. Yes, she's very skillfull in Nature photography and she controls each and every aspect of it. Because of that she qualifies to be with the best in "our" community. There's however more to it. She shoots inside out and that sets her apart. Whilst visiting her stream… Read more

Mim's love for Nature shines bright in her stream. Yes, she's very skillfull in Nature photography and she controls each and every aspect of it. Because of that she qualifies to be with the best in "our" community. There's however more to it. She shoots inside out and that sets her apart. Whilst visiting her stream you feel her love and passion for Nature and that tells me something about herself. Her pictures must be a reflection of her character and to me that makes a photographer really interesting. I'm convinced she captures both the essence of herself and that of her subjects.

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November 14, 2006

It was not long after I joined Flickr that I first noticed Mim’s remarkable flower macros. I was very new to photography at that time and largely unaware of the techniques for taking macro pictures, so I was entranced by the exquisite colors and wonderful textural details in Mim’s close-ups. I’d had never seen flowers … Read more

It was not long after I joined Flickr that I first noticed Mim’s remarkable flower macros. I was very new to photography at that time and largely unaware of the techniques for taking macro pictures, so I was entranced by the exquisite colors and wonderful textural details in Mim’s close-ups. I’d had never seen flowers in such an intimate way before, nor realized their amazing diversity and fine embellishments. I’ve always loved flowers, but Mim’s images gave me a whole new level of enjoyment. I wanted to see more, so Mim became one of my earliest Flickr contacts. I quickly came to appreciate Mim’s skills all the more when I made my first (very disappointing) attempts at taking macro shots. I still cannot get flower close-ups as fine as hers, even though we use the same camera. Mim’s love of nature shines through in all her images -- not just flowers, but birds and other animals, and the natural environment. I was amazed at her extensive knowledge of plant and animal species and I quickly took to asking her what I’d shot so I wouldn’t have to post pictures with lame titles like “bird” and “plant.” I’m constantly amazed at the amount of detailed information she posts with her pictures, often with links to other sites, so people can learn more about the natural world in addition to enjoying her images. Mim has a great sense of humor and a sense of fun. She’s also generous with praise and encouragement for other photographers; she often posts wonderful tributes to other peoples’ pictures on her own photostream and provides links to their images. She’s a very caring and compassionate person, always there with her support and a picture dedication when a Flickr friend is going through difficult times. She often uses her photostream to rally support from other members. She’s a great asset to the Flickr community. Although it’s a constant challenge for her to find time to devote to photography, she’s always striving to improve her work and to learn more. She is as passionate about the art of photography as she is about the natural world. Mim has become a very good friend and getting to know her and sharing our mutual love of nature and photography has been one of the greatest rewards of my participation on Flickr.

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November 5, 2006
Sabine says:

mim belongs to my favorite photographers on flickr. she has posted lots of good stuff: brilliant flower shots, magnificient close-ups, lovely animal shots and many more. her pictures give us an insight into her world, her wonderful garden and her lovely dog. she is a very kind person with a warm personality. i really … Read more

mim belongs to my favorite photographers on flickr. she has posted lots of good stuff: brilliant flower shots, magnificient close-ups, lovely animal shots and many more. her pictures give us an insight into her world, her wonderful garden and her lovely dog. she is a very kind person with a warm personality. i really admire her work and i appreciate her comments on my work.

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October 25, 2006

Mim is an extremely special lady who takes the must stunningly beautiful photos. Whenever I visit her photostream my breath is instantly taken away. Her talent, wisdom and love of nature are an inspiration to us all. I also enjoy her sweet portraits of her canine companion, Zoe Bear. I'm so grateful to know her through… Read more

Mim is an extremely special lady who takes the must stunningly beautiful photos. Whenever I visit her photostream my breath is instantly taken away. Her talent, wisdom and love of nature are an inspiration to us all. I also enjoy her sweet portraits of her canine companion, Zoe Bear. I'm so grateful to know her through flickr. Thanks, Mim!

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October 8, 2006

I originally knew Mim only through the excellence of her photographic work. But as I commented on her photos I grew to learn she has a helpfull and enthusiastic need to see others do well also. She's helped me think of what a person can do is lifted if more is expected of them. I also enjoy sharing a little humor which… Read more

I originally knew Mim only through the excellence of her photographic work. But as I commented on her photos I grew to learn she has a helpfull and enthusiastic need to see others do well also. She's helped me think of what a person can do is lifted if more is expected of them. I also enjoy sharing a little humor which Mim joins right in with me and others. I'm just glad we can Flickr together Mim.

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August 12, 2006
Mitch says:

In Mim’s stream you’ll find some of my all-time flickr favorites. Her amazingly colorful images and tremendous attention to detail are just two of the reasons I keep coming back. She is a true photographic artist who has an incredible ability to inspire and teach! Because of my regular visits to her stream I continua… Read more

In Mim’s stream you’ll find some of my all-time flickr favorites. Her amazingly colorful images and tremendous attention to detail are just two of the reasons I keep coming back. She is a true photographic artist who has an incredible ability to inspire and teach! Because of my regular visits to her stream I continually find myself working harder to refine my photos, while also seeing more of the beauty and magic in everything I shoot. As a person, there is no one on flickr who is kinder and more committed to supporting other photographers. She is a pillar of the flickr community and is one of the biggest reasons this site is such a wonderful place to visit!

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June 15, 2006
LouVile says:

In my opinion Mim is one of the most amazing floral photographers here on Flickr. She has such a good eye for everything from the composition to the lighting in her photos and she's inspired me, and I'm sure others, to aim higher in our own talents. I'm honoured to be included as one of her contacts and I look fo… Read more

In my opinion Mim is one of the most amazing floral photographers here on Flickr. She has such a good eye for everything from the composition to the lighting in her photos and she's inspired me, and I'm sure others, to aim higher in our own talents. I'm honoured to be included as one of her contacts and I look forward to viewing many, many more of her wonderful photos :o)

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March 14, 2006

One of my first favorites when I joined flickr back in August 2005 was your photo of a spiderwort (shades of purple). I only had 12 fav's. My comment then was "Erg mooi = very beautiful in Dutch". At the time, I was at a loss for English words to discribe the beauty of what I witnessed. To date, your work has continue… Read more

One of my first favorites when I joined flickr back in August 2005 was your photo of a spiderwort (shades of purple). I only had 12 fav's. My comment then was "Erg mooi = very beautiful in Dutch". At the time, I was at a loss for English words to discribe the beauty of what I witnessed. To date, your work has continued to be a valuable source of inspiration for me. You have so much diversity and works of outstanding quallity, it is always a great pleasure to browse your photostream. On this note, all that is left to say is a big thank you for sharing your work and I look forward to the many masterpieces yet to come.

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February 19, 2006
wynne says:

Mim’s photos are always eye-catching and outstanding. I’m continually enchanted with her exquisite floral images. Mim also captures the most delightful images of her sweet Zoe Bear. Who knew that a dog could have so many expressions? Mim is an inspiration for me, not only because of her photographic skills – certain… Read more

Mim’s photos are always eye-catching and outstanding. I’m continually enchanted with her exquisite floral images. Mim also captures the most delightful images of her sweet Zoe Bear. Who knew that a dog could have so many expressions? Mim is an inspiration for me, not only because of her photographic skills – certainly that! - but because of her kind, warm, compassionate nature. Thank you, Mim, for sharing your extraordinary talent and creativity.

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January 2, 2006

Mim needs another testimonial like I need a hole in my head. . .but I had to comment on the single person who has been the most consistent visitor, commenter, and supporter since I arrived at flickr. Not to mention having 1/2 a bazillion photos that have been faved 10 times or more. She takes some of the very best fl… Read more

Mim needs another testimonial like I need a hole in my head. . .but I had to comment on the single person who has been the most consistent visitor, commenter, and supporter since I arrived at flickr. Not to mention having 1/2 a bazillion photos that have been faved 10 times or more. She takes some of the very best flower photos and butterfly shots not only on flickr, but anywhere I've seen. If you haven't looked closely at her stuff, you are indeed missing out on a treat!!

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December 26, 2005

Mim I don't know her personally. But I do notice that right from the time I become a pro member of flickr.com, She have been one of my very 1st appreciator. Her love is on Nature especially Flowers & Macro. What I can said is that her works are of excellent quality if not superb!! You would discover more about… Read more

Mim I don't know her personally. But I do notice that right from the time I become a pro member of flickr.com, She have been one of my very 1st appreciator. Her love is on Nature especially Flowers & Macro. What I can said is that her works are of excellent quality if not superb!! You would discover more about her if you visit her site yourself. Thanks you from my heart!!

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November 30, 2005
Supriya O says:

Mim's pictures are a constant inspiration. She never ceases to amaze me with her exquisite pictures and witty titles. It is always a pleasure to view her new posts. Thanks, Mim! For sharing your exceptional work with us.

November 29, 2005

Mim's photos are simply stunning. The color and composition always awesome. She was one of the "big names" that kept popping up in the "Interesting" file when I first got serious about my photostream (along with Pearl Grace and Linny), and she's been an inspiration and great contact ever since. Bravo, Mim!

November 6, 2005

Mim has her own unique way to bring out the beauty of nature through her lens. She is an artist and a very passionate photographer who has a special talent for capturing beautiful flowers. Do yourself a favor and check out her photostream and you will know the meaning of the word: BEAUTY.

November 6, 2005

I am in awe of mimbrava's eye for color and detail! Her flower photos are the best I've seen on Flickr, and I'm always checking to see what new image she's posted. She lets us enter the life of an insect by taking us extremely close to their world. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

November 1, 2005
gem66 says:

My favorite flower photographer! Her flower shots have brought much beauty into my life. Very well done, mimbrava!

October 22, 2005

The fabulous mimbrava, a one-woman budding genius with flower photography. She's a warm and sharing person who comments on many photos throughout flickr - look for her just about everywhere, and recently getting quite the attention in the "Interestingness" feature.

August 17, 2005
Eric Carr says:

I really do not know how to put in words what my heart says about Mim. She is an inspiration. Through her kindness she has more than inspired me also to be kind and to do my best--in my photos and in my life. Mim has made a mark in my life and in my heart in a way that most people will never see, and I thank her for… Read more

I really do not know how to put in words what my heart says about Mim. She is an inspiration. Through her kindness she has more than inspired me also to be kind and to do my best--in my photos and in my life. Mim has made a mark in my life and in my heart in a way that most people will never see, and I thank her for that. Thank you, Mim.

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August 3, 2005

What Mim can't do with flower and plant photography is really not worth knowing!! She is a constant inspiration to me and many other flickrites. Her eye for details and colours is flabbergasting.

July 20, 2005

I stumbled across Mim's work here at Flickr and was hooked almost immediately to her photostream.....she is that rare talent who can shoot an image that actually makes me gasp when I view it on my screen. Her ability to compose....to "see" things that others looking at the same scene would miss.....is amazing....as … Read more

I stumbled across Mim's work here at Flickr and was hooked almost immediately to her photostream.....she is that rare talent who can shoot an image that actually makes me gasp when I view it on my screen. Her ability to compose....to "see" things that others looking at the same scene would miss.....is amazing....as are her shots. Her work with macros is as good as you'll find anywhere...and that includes comparing her very favorably against professionals who shoot for the big nature magazines. And, on top of that, she is one classy lady who takes an extraordinary amount of time daily to view and comment on other's works here at Flickr. Mim is a class act all the way and a real asset to the Flickr community. We're VERY fortunate to have her here....

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June 29, 2005

I always enjoy the photos I see here, Mimbrava has an exceptional eye for the macro shot. Great work rises to the top.

May 15, 2005
vice1 says:

Mimbrava's pictures are always an inspiration, one which fills you with positive energy and tells you to get closer with nature. A lovely garden she keeps in Flickr through the wonderful eye she sees. Thank you for sharing them with us.

May 17, 2005

to look at her flowers is pure bliss ..and she see them from the most lovely angles. and the clarity is wonderful .flowers are a gift to us all.

May 12, 2005

I enjoy very much viewing Mim's wonderful photos. I never know what I am going to find, a tiny bee or a huge sculpture. Mim has a great eye for beauty as well as being very likeable. Keep them coming, Mim !

May 10, 2005

Mimbrava's work is always a pleasure to look at, with its colorful fine detailed photography and unique ability to capture close-ups. I truly believe she has a great talent and an eye for capturing nature in its finest, purest and most positive form! Her work inspires and opens our eyes to the natural beauty around… Read more

Mimbrava's work is always a pleasure to look at, with its colorful fine detailed photography and unique ability to capture close-ups. I truly believe she has a great talent and an eye for capturing nature in its finest, purest and most positive form! Her work inspires and opens our eyes to the natural beauty around us.

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April 28, 2005

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