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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 01:13:36 »
The topic does say weird. so here is another one. This flower appears to have a mascot.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 01:23:11 »
Another one with a small pet.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 20:26:00 »
Another one with a small pet.

And here's one with a large pet



And some shy sweet peas



A risky handheld attempt that came out better than I expected


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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 05:33:39 »
And here's one with a large pet

Colin, looks like a healthy and handsome one as well. I admire all three of these. -Sam
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 05:36:18 »
Wonderful closeups, Colin!
"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

"Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 06:35:32 »
Nice work Basker and Colin.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2018, 19:32:18 »
Keith, I do appreciate your comment. -Sam
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 22:20:18 »
Well ... some wonderful examples of flowers, weird and wonderful.

A flower, a rosebud, not necessarily weird, but i find it quite wonderful. 15 image focus stack.

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2018, 23:46:41 »
Hans, that is an informative perspective at an interesting moment, and a very attractive image. I should give stacking another try.  -Sam
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2018, 20:17:39 »
Thank you Basker & Pluton

Wonderful closeups, Colin!

Thanks Akira. Both were taken with the 105mm VR f2.8
The cricket was one of my early attempts using a ringflash. I found a cheap older Nikon ringflash on eBay and was amazed at what it allowed me to do.
It was pretty simple, with few options, but was sturdy enough to be portable, so I could walk in the woods & fields, then shoot quickly & easily.

I decided this was worth investigating further and saved up for the Grown Up version (Nikon R1C1). This offered far more control & sophitication than the simpler one i'd previously had. But in practice, the flexible mounting options meant the guns were never as stable on the lens mounting. The ability to control the power levels on each flash reduced the number of quick captures I ended up with (too many options). Turned out that, despite the clever technology, simpler really was better for me...

The second one was shot in daylight & tripod as a Zerene Stacked image.
Sometime you end up being grateful for rain :)

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 22:00:33 »
Hans, that is an informative perspective at an interesting moment, and a very attractive image. I should give stacking another try.  -Sam

Thanks Sam, i appreciate that.

Look at Michael Erlewine's work on this forum if you want to pick up focus stacking (don't know whether you've done that before), it's awesome.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 23:34:04 »

Look at Michael Erlewine's work on this forum if you want to pick up focus stacking (don't know whether you've done that before), it's awesome.

Hans,

Awesome indeed, and he generously shares helpful information.  I am still learning basic photography, but I did attempt stacking recently. My post above is a crop from an image that I could not use in this stack. The set was with a 105/2.5 P.C and 6T outdoors.

Thanks for the encouraging words. 

 -Sam
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2018, 23:47:25 »
After seeing Michael Erlewines and the images in this thread I too had to try as I "got" PB-4 bellows with the 105mm f4 attached.
I tried some days ago if I could get the things working, had to read in one of Michaels book in order to really understand the procedure.
I used PS for the stacking. The PB-4 has double rails so the focusing shift can be done easily, by moving the setup on the tripod.
The image is not of high artistic value.

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 01:30:45 »
Some spring wild flowers from the Columbia River Gorge.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2018, 05:03:52 »
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