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Fons Baerken

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2021, 09:19:43 »
Peace
lunch with a friend

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2021, 10:15:53 »
That time of the year has arrived - lots of close-ups of weird, inconspicuous plants in, on, or under water. Brings in good money, though, wish there was less work involved ...-.

This is Callitriche cophocarpa, aptly named Long-styled Water-wort. The tiny female flowers have excessively long styles, up to 5mm long, jutting out of the water. Pollination is in air wich demands some delicate juggling with placement of its sexual organs, but the plant does its best to achieve the desired outcome.

Taken with Nikon Z7 and the Laowa 25mm f/2. 8, which is my to-go lens for magnificatlons up to 5X. Shooting through the actual surface film demands very careful lighting of the scene so as to avoid reflectiions. The plants wilt quickly even when placed in water, so I had to shot a shorter stack (71 frames) than the optimum 150. Scale bar is 1mm.

(in case any one wonders about the bright 'specks' on the foliage, these are pollen grains of Norway spruce Picea abies. This conifer releases massive amounts of pollen nowadays so every surface is dotted with them. I washed the plants carefully before photographing them, but could not get rid of all pollen. The 100% crop shows pollen structural details as the lens is very sharp, but of course with image reduced here for web viewing, the finest details are lost)

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2021, 13:17:21 »
Amazing stuff and a matter of great patience, Birna.

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2021, 13:19:12 »
June 6

natural arrangement

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2021, 14:56:59 »
Very colourful Fons - just what is needed in my part of the world on a bleak winters day!
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Re: June 2021
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2021, 16:02:56 »
Thank you Hugh, Artemisia is really gone thrifty this year.

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2021, 21:22:07 »
Amazing stuff and a matter of great patience, Birna.
Yes, amazing Birna.

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2021, 21:22:57 »
Evening sun,  playing in the park

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2021, 21:59:26 »
Taxi. Plastic barriers everywhere, distorted reality...

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2021, 01:18:10 »
Birna, Your underwater plant close-up is an astonishing photo! Even at the display resolution for NG the detail is amazing.
Cheers,  John

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2021, 07:47:12 »
June 7

Roses in the morning

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2021, 08:47:03 »
Elevator

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2021, 10:22:14 »
Visiting  an outdoor café yesterday with Breshna, the Afghan girl. She immediately struck up a friendship with another small girl of her age and they engaged in all the capers and frisks children are wont to. I captured them in action and they were all over me to see the results. (Ruth snapped the shot with her phone).

In case any one wonders about the Olympus -- have I abandoned ship? -- this camera is for my underwater housing together with the new Laowa 7.5mm f/2. I need to test the camera combination as I'll be leaving on an extended trip for my aquatic plant project in about 2 weeks' time, and the Olympus in its underwater housing is exactly what I require for some of the planned shots. The Olympus E-M1.2 is never going to be a favourite of mine, however the 7.5mm Laowa is darned good which helps assuage my pains as it were.

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2021, 10:30:45 »
That's lovely Birna

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Re: June 2021
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2021, 10:35:17 »
John, that is very subtle. The stable symmetry is strong but slightly broken by the human in motion. Soft but clear  YMCK palette.