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Re: Very small white flowers

Post by uuglypher » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:40 pm

Tom,
#2 is my favorite.
Superb lighting and exposure for optimal petal detail rendition!
A beautiful flower portrait!

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:18 am

TomCofer wrote:I've got the lens, just never tried the reversal thing. I'm pretty clumsy. Might have to break down and give it a go.

I've read about this as well and am considering the same. Maybe something in here will help reverse lens macro photography

The first image is a little disorienting until you scroll down and see the second then it all makes sense and is beautiful to behold. The fly is a little out of focus but it looks like it's the depth of field which is a prevalent issue in macro photography where it can be paper thin. Open it up a bit if you can but I've also seen great results with focus stacking, again something I've not tried but admire.

I appreciate you sharing these with us and hope this helps! S-
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Post by TomCofer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:39 pm

I've done focus stacking a bit, but it can be pretty tricky in uncontrolled environments where you have wind and moving critters.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:07 pm

TomCofer wrote:I've done focus stacking a bit, but it can be pretty tricky in uncontrolled environments where you have wind and moving critters.

I have a hard time approaching them in the wild before they fly away so imagine it must be something you do in-studio.

There's so much to learn and so much fun doing it! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm

They are lovely, Tom. I'm glad this thread got bumped up. I think they are asters, in the same family as daisies and sunflowers. There are hundreds of different species but everyone just calls them all asters, which means stars. I love them and shoot them wherever I find them, which is everywhere because they are tough little perennials and grow wild. It looks to me from perusing your stuff ( viewtopic.php?f=48&t=213 ) that you have done very well with that Raynox! :thumbup:
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Post by TomCofer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks Charles.
The Raynox is a fantastic tool for those who are interested in macro but don't want or can't afford to drop the big bucks on equipment.
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