I appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and above all, FRIENDSHIP in photography. :) With that in mind, I comment most often on photos of my key contacts, and on photos of those who comment on my recent work or fave it. Sorry, but I cannot possibly comment on everyone's photos every day.

May 25, 2013: You can also find me at ipernity.

September 26, 2012: I am proud to announce the immediate availability of my 60-page photo book, Art in Nature: A Little Book of Nature's Wonders, in hardcover and softcover (with upgraded premium paper) as well as ebook. I purposely made this a small book (7"x7" or 18cm x 18cm) to keep prices down and make the book accessible to as many people as possible. I have made the entire book available for preview: Art in Nature. Thank you all for the encouragement you have offered. It is a small book but was a large project and is full of love.

Art in Nature Art in Nature A Little Book of N... By Photography by Cel... Book Preview Photo book

I also maintain a large portfolio of images at my Redbubble site (as prints, greeting cards, posters, calendars and more - 2013 Calla Lily Calendar now available).

In early 2011 I noticed an odd phenomenon: people who add me as a contact, never comment on any of my work, and yet constantly send me Flickrmails of the "shared a photo with you" type, evidently expecting me to comment on all their work. These folks have it exactly backwards! One great way to get yourself noticed (and receive comments) is to comment regularly on photos you like. I reciprocate as much as I can with people who show up regularly with comments on my work. It's unreasonable to expect me (or anyone) to take time to comment on your every upload when you are not commenting on my (or their) work!

If your photostream comes up as "(name) doesn't have anything available to you," please do not add me as a contact, fave my photos, or add my photos to a gallery. If you do so, you may find yourself blocked, unless you have sent me Flickr mail with some explanation as to why you have nothing to share.

Please note that ALL of my images are under copyright and not in the Public Domain. You may NOT reproduce any of my photos in any manner or in any venue without my explicit WRITTEN permission in advance. (This includes PINTEREST, blogs, and mosaics on Flickr and elsewhere.) If you wish to use one of my images, please contact me IN ADVANCE via Flickr mail with an explanation of your desired use. I will reply promptly! Thank you in advance for respecting my intellectual property. (Copyright law permits NO use by entities other than the copyright owner without permission from that copyright owner. The law makes no exception for uses that do not involve making money.)

Also note that many of my images are intentionally posted in medium or large size (no more than 1024 or 1300 pixels largest side, 72 ppi) and are not suitable for print reproduction. High-resolution versions of all my images are available for various purposes. Please contact me by Flickr mail with your needs/desires for any specific image of mine. Licensing fees will apply under some circumstances.

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    gracious.tony.NZ says:

    "Been knowing Celeste for almost 3 years by now ! Her works on macro is truly an inspiration to me always also one of the best macro photographer and artist in this beautiful site !
    thank you so much for your wonderful works, looking forward more to come !

    August 19th, 2012

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    mahnaznahmed says:

    "Celeste has won my admiration with her timeless captures and her wonderful heart. her stream is one of the best on flickr. i am grateful to have the privilege of visiting her stream everyday and coming away refreshed and totally inspired. if i have no time to visit anyone else hers is one of the two i never miss. look forward to many more unique and gracious posts, dear Celeste."

    February 12th, 2011

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    Panuwud says:

    "Celeste is one of my most royal friends in Flickr. Her flower is one of the very few best in Flickr, period. Her artistic mind and technical skill are second to none. I am honored to be her friend."

    February 13th, 2011

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    MacroMarcie says:

    "Celeste is one of the great talents here on Flickr. Her macro photography is TOP NOTCH...I wait with baited breath every day to see what she has come up with next...everything a good photographer should be and more...I am so glad I ran across her stream almost a year ago...

    Thank you for being such an inspiration, Celeste! :)"

    January 25th, 2010

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    Nick Boren Photography says:

    "I don't give out many of these.. but when I do, just know that it is very well deserved. I have had the privilege of viewing Celeste's photography for some time now.. and I must say, with each image I view, I come away very impressed with what I see.

    Celeste has a way of capturing the beauty of flower images like none other.. I have been in this business of photography now for a long time and I know great images when I see them.. I also can tell the effort that is put into an image. Effort and real passion is what Celeste brings to her photography.

    It is a real pleasure of mine to give this testimonial to her. Not only is she a great photographer.. but she is also a wonderful person. I have never met her in person.. but I am also a good judge in people as well. :-)

    Keep up your wonderful work Celeste.. I have an idea that we have just seen the beginnings of your true talents my dear friend. Hugs from nick..."

    November 22nd, 2009

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    JWGPhotography says:

    "Celeste in my opinion is a floral photographer worth aspiring too! Her stream is an amazing collection of images I wish to shoot half as well. Impressive is the everyday on Celeste's stream!!"

    November 11th, 2009

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    OceanAir55 says:

    "It has been a year since i start following up with Celeste's photostream. Her creativity and concentration in photographing are shown in every piece of her work. I am glad to know her through flickr and i enjoy going through her collection which is filled with passion. She sees things in its detail and she turns simple things into beautiful shots. She's a photographer who has the spirits and continuity."

    September 25th, 2009

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    AADHI ARTS says:

    "i have been watching CELESTE M's photo pages for quit some time and every time i visit her page i can see her dramatic photographs ..pretty ordinary subjects too she will turn in to a fantastic photograph... this is her strength and CELESTE i really admire your work and keep it up..
    finally iam proud that i am one of your contact/friend here..."

    July 1st, 2009

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    Kausthub says:

    "As her name suggests, Celeste is indeed Celestial. I have come to be good friends with her through the internet (Flickr, Skype, and Google Talk). What I love about her work is the attention to detail, and the ability to make a simple setting look outstanding. Her work is testimony to the fact that you don't have to be at a great location, with great equipment to make great photographs. You just have to let your creative ability shine, and this is what makes the work of Celeste shine.

    I would suggest every photo enthusiast to take a look at her photo stream carefully, to be inspired and charmed. Hats off to you Celeste. I respect your work so much"

    March 22nd, 2009

Celeste Mookherjee
July 2004
Norfolk, Virginia
Long Beach, CA, United States
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