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11-05-2014, 06:22 PM - 2 Likes   #31
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Late Snow

As the flowers started to bloom it snowed.

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I don't mind seeing a macro flower section here. But since it is a Macro Photography section, posting your technique, lens, camera, lighting, equipment, etc. should also be included with the image. I know some are already doing this.
Yeah. Let me add mine...
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K-01 with Helios 44-M-4
Love the composition here, and there's something about these Helios lenses...
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Me too... I feel that pentax makes red more saturated...

I posed the question not long ago about the difficulty in rendering reds and got some good advice on the subject. For one, it helps to under-expose by a couple of stops and try to not shoot in bright sunlight. Also, avoid in-camera saturation. But, it seems as if the general consensus is.... "That's just the way it is." Pentax was named the worst of the big names when it comes to rendering reds well. I don't remember having this problem back in the film days. So.... I just try to avoid red flowers altogether. I refuse to keep or post an out-of-focus photograph and I kinda' feel the same with a poorly rendered red flower. Still, I'm hard-headed and I continue to at least try, albeit with little true, acceptable success.


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Not as good as others posted here :
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Finally a thread without insects!

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Finally a thread without insects!

Yeah! We have another bokeh thread also :-)

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This is a late blooming zinnia. Most of the flowers here are gone as Fall starts to set in. As others have noted, I can't get reds to come out right. Shot with a K10, 50mm f4 Macro + 36mm tube, and a Sunpak ring flash. I use catch in focus and move the camera into the subject with the focus ring set at a predetermined point.

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You've got me started now......

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Another with the Helios and K-01
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What a Helios and where do I get one? Lovely looking bokeh
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What a Helios and where do I get one? Lovely looking bokeh

Just get in close enough , open your aperture , and the lens might do it ..
A lens that does it famously :


Sears 135mm With Macro zone ... Sears 135mm F/2.8 With Macro Zone Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
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QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
This is a late blooming zinnia. Most of the flowers here are gone as Fall starts to set in. As others have noted, I can't get reds to come out right. Shot with a K10, 50mm f4 Macro + 36mm tube, and a Sunpak ring flash. I use catch in focus and move the camera into the subject with the focus ring set at a predetermined point.
A stunning capture! Love how the reds came out. A very difficult shot and you pulled it off wonderfully! Superb focus!

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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
Just get in close enough , open your aperture , and the lens might do it ..
A lens that does it famously :


Sears 135mm With Macro zone ... Sears 135mm F/2.8 With Macro Zone Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Spot on, Matt. I have one of the 135mm Macro Zone Sears lenses and they are indeed very special. Their bokeh is very unusual.... very dreamy-like. Unfortunately, they are becoming hard to find at a decent price.


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Not as good as others posted here :

I wouldn't say that, Matt! A very nice shot.


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Guys, you've posted some magnificent shots! I'm quite impressed and I look forward every day to coming here to see what new has popped up! Keep 'em comin'!


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Some beautiful flower shots in this thread. I love looking at flower macros and trying to figure out what I really like about them.



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