Michael Putnam







Michael Putnam

Michael Putnam

Springfield, VA


I feel passionate about photography. I have acquired an appreciation of the sights and sounds of both people and scenic vistas. I have attempted to incorporate this understanding into my photography, and to share my experiences. As a retired member of the U.S. Army I have spent countless hours taking pictures all over North America and throughout the World in exotic far away places such as Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East. Currently working out of Springfield, VA., I am close to Washington, DC as well as the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.

I have developed a special affinity for Microphotography. I am fascinated with how a close-up photo of an object can open up a whole new world, an unexplored landscape.

I want to blend the style of classical photography the great masters of photography with the impressionistic and classical painters. I love exploring landscape, still life -- floral and other, as well as portrait work though my lenses.


Hummers in the Garden Five


Hummers in the Garden Four


Hummers in the Garden Three


Hummers in the Garden Two


Hummer in the Garden One


Golden Number Four


Golden Number Three


Golden Number Two


Golden Number One






Beauty invaded


Beauty's Visitors


Wandering Jew Beauty's Queen


Up Up and Away


It's Supper Time


Time to Make the Donuts


a la Rimsky Korsakov


I Am Ready For My Closeup Mister DeMille


I Been Working on the Rail Road


Invasion of the Insect Snatcher


Put up Your Dukes


Guardian of the Rose


Lily of the Nile


Hosta Makes Three