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07-18-2018, 05:11 PM - 10 Likes   #12466
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K1 + Vivitar 80~200mm f4 + Raynox 150. Experimenting to see what this old lens would do (new old stock obtained at near-steal price). Cropping was necessary because the Raynox caused unacceptable vignetting at all focal lengths. Central sharpness is remarkably good (there is some detail on the bug, which is barely over one mm long), but DOF is very shallow, far too shallow to encompass more than a fraction of this tiny flower.

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Phlox from yesterday during my lunch break. Different stages of the bloom. from tiny bud---tight spiral---pinwheel---open bloom.

SMC-K 50mm f1.4 at f1.4. Cropped to fill the frame
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QuoteOriginally posted by Riggomatic Quote
Phlox from yesterday during my lunch break. Different stages of the bloom. from tiny bud---tight spiral---pinwheel---open bloom.

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Very pretty image. Some of the buds look like pieces of hard candy
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The trick is to figure out which sporangia are within focus rather than bokehed - hint: there's a bug on one that's pretty sharp, and a sporangium just above it that is probably as sharp as any.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Very pretty image. Some of the buds look like pieces of hard candy
Thank you!
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
I did my schooling in Philosophy and once again the unanswerable shows itself. Do I like because 1.photo 2.bokeh 3.showing bokeh of a lens 4.other.
Epistemology speaking, I have no clue.
I had no schooling. At least in philosophy. But what I've found for myself is a lot of it depends on the mood I'm in at the time. One day I will scroll past someone's image without liking it. A couple of days later while looking for where I left off I'll look at someone's shot and like it. Thinking to myself "how did I miss that?"

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Gravel bokeh in the background. 100mm Macro WR. Hanging on to a K-70.

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Just did some experimenting with a, new to me, acquired Ketnor Digital Super Wide 0.42 AF Macro Lens adapter on the only lens I had it will fit without a filter ring reducer my Lensbaby Sweet 35. This is what I got using a discolored leaf and the remains of a flower as focal points

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Maple leaf. K10D and Takumar 135 f/2.5 (Bayonet).
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Maple leaf. K10D and Takumar 135 f/2.5 (Bayonet).
All comes together very nicely here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NS_Sailor Quote
Just did some experimenting with a, new to me, acquired Ketnor Digital Super Wide 0.42 AF Macro Lens adapter on the only lens I had it will fit without a filter ring reducer my Lensbaby Sweet 35. This is what I got using a discolored leaf and the remains of a flower as focal points
Seems to me your experiments paid off. Nice work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The trick is to figure out which sporangia are within focus rather than bokehed - hint: there's a bug on one that's pretty sharp, and a sporangium just above it that is probably as sharp as any.
Sporangia? They look like the pods of an alien life form that is invading. Nice shot though! Just strange looking flowers. Are they aquatic?
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All comes together very nicely here.
Thank you!

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B'Dahlia bokeh. D FA 100mm Macro WR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Not sure what this flower is called, not sure I hit the in-focus where I wanted it.
I call it honeysuckle.
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