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)
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:
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: 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.
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.
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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
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
> 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.
- Flickr Autotagging Games 199 photos, 45 members
- Papillons 4,083 photos, 465 members
- Georgia Herpetological Society 764 photos, 27 members
- Thug Plants In Your Garden 31 photos, 17 members
- in explore 496,281 photos, 45,684 members
- Square Images of A Single Color 2,303 photos, 234 members
- Jaden's Garden 17,171 photos, 961 members
- Flickr for iPhone 97,329 photos, 6,610 members
- Canon T4i / Kiss X6 / 650D 56,153 photos, 2,283 members
- 12-12-2012 385 photos, 352 members
- Apple iPhone Photos 22,638 photos, 1,343 members
- Top-Photo-Spots 11,422 photos, 640 members
- Ribbet! - The Official Ribbet Users Group 2,181 photos, 286 members
- iPhone-art iphoneography 41,843 photos, 819 members
- All Creatures Squared 1,585 photos, 102 members
- Perigee "Super Moon" 2012 396 photos, 217 members
- Camera Awesome! Creative geniuses 696 photos, 51 members
- kim klassen texturized 13,159 photos, 1,075 members
- PicMonkey 48,290 photos, 2,118 members
- We are so iPiccy 931 photos, 48 members
- iPiccy - The Official Group 12,690 photos, 768 members
- Beyond Layers 7,427 photos, 572 members
- Georgia and Carolina Nature Shots 6,516 photos, 119 members
- Word Clouds 16 photos, 16 members
- Why did the [bird] cross the road? 120 photos, 13 members
- Flickr Colors (pink 'n blue) 102 photos, 9 members
- 9/11 NY & the world - A New York state of mind and spirit 5,214 photos, 951 members
- 10th anniversary of 9/11 444 photos, 239 members
- Wild Birds of Georgia 1,467 photos, 108 members
- Automotive Artistry 32,016 photos, 2,081 members
- hood ornaments 11,333 photos, 794 members
- The *toughest* challenge -- only your 10 best shots 0 photos, 37 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,668 photos, 564 members
- Squirrel Pancakes 1,399 photos, 474 members
- For Garnite! 570 photos, 136 members
- Absolute Architecture (Admin Invite) 7,534 photos, 708 members
- Live From The Dentists Chair 809 photos, 292 members
- The Moon Photos Group 2,967 photos, 493 members
- Flickr Bird Brigade 39,486 photos, 1,029 members
- 100 Cameras In 1 443 photos, 128 members
- The Gallery Of Fine Photography [DISCONTINUED] 41,415 photos, 5,114 members
- Pearly White Pets 58 photos, 31 members
- NASAJPL Lunar and Solar Eclipse Group 1,519 photos, 1,184 members
- Metro Atlanta Flickr 3,120 photos, 191 members
- in loving memory of imapix 131 photos, 147 members
- Chile 196,766 photos, 10,316 members
- October 10, 2010 1,755 photos, 2,464 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,803 photos, 1,755 members
- Mosaics - Colours 1,606 photos, 174 members
- iPhone 4 Photography 99,152 photos, 2,945 members
Alan Cressler says:
"I never really expected to make a good friend through Flickr but I did. I can't remember at this point exactly how I met Mim. I do remember finding her exceptional images while doing research. Mim graciously allowed the use of one of her images for a presentation given to the Secretary of the Interior. Mim and I have taken several photographic forays and they are always fun. We have similar view on politics and that always makes for good conversation. Mim got her first digital SLR a few months ago. She had doubts about learning how to use a new kind of camera. It was not long before she was taking some of the most beautiful images on Flickr. Mim, you are a wonderful person and I am very lucky to have met you. I can't wait until our next photo trip."
November 15th, 2008
Linda Gail. says:
"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"
July 18th, 2007
Suzanne takes you down says:
"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."
May 15th, 2007
"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
April 4th, 2007
jaki good miller says:
"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."
December 31st, 2006
Jo Ann 315 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 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."
November 21st, 2006
_Hans van de Vorst says:
"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."
November 14th, 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 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."
November 4th, 2006
"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."
October 25th, 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 flickr. Thanks, Mim!"
October 8th, 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 Mim joins right in with me and others. I'm just glad we can Flickr together Mim."
August 12th, 2006
"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!"
June 15th, 2006
"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)"
March 13th, 2006
Umaru Idi-Catteau says:
"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."
February 18th, 2006
pearl grace 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 – certainly that! - but because of her kind, warm, compassionate nature.
Thank you, Mim, for sharing your extraordinary talent and creativity."
January 1st, 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 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!!"
December 26th, 2005
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!!"
November 29th, 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 29th, 2005
jon fobes says:
"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 6th, 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 6th, 2005
Shari Diane says:
"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!"
October 31st, 2005
"My favorite flower photographer! Her flower shots have brought much beauty into my life. Very well done, mimbrava!"
October 21st, 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 17th, 2005
"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."
August 3rd, 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 20th, 2005
Jeff Clow says:
"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...."
June 29th, 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 15th, 2005
"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 17th, 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 12th, 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 10th, 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
April 28th, 2005
- Mim Eisenberg
- March 2005
- Brooklyn, NY; then West Hartford, CT; then Kew Gardens, Queens (NYC), NY
- metro Atlanta, Georgia
- I am: