Manual macro play


#1

Today, I have played with a semi-antique, manual lens (Olympus Zuiko 1:3.5 50mm) on a Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing Teleconverter adapted to a Fuji X-T1, tripod and cable release. Image developed in Rawtherapee 5.5-rc2 and The Gimp.

The model is one of my favourites: an almost withered potted plant.
Would you like to guess what species?

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


(Mica) #2

Nice job holding that depth of field! The purple tones are quite lovely.


(Ingo Weyrich) #3

Cyclamen?


#4

Bingo! Cyclamen it is.


#5

I misread it as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberman.


(Ingo Weyrich) #6

As a child, during breakfast, I always sat at at the other side of the table than my dad, who read the newspaper in the morning. So I quickly learned to read the newspaper downside up. That helped me to identify the Cyclamen :wink:


(Massimo Bill) #7

Wow, really nice shot!

Now I’m a bit curious… I’m a bit of a fan of macro myself… How did you get this depth of field? Care to elaborate a bit? :grin:


#8

With a one-second exposure (from the exifs), you can use a rather small aperture. And nothing says that the picture as we see it is the whole frame, it could have been taken from further away and cropped.


#9

Couldn’t resist using it to improve my “WYSIWYG Freaky Details” technique:


#10

Morning, @Ofnuts,

I am not too fond of freaky details when depicting flowery things.
The overall impression easily gets far too harsh…

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


#11

I agree, a bit overdone.


#12

Morning, @billznn,

Thank you. If I recall what I did (yesterday!?, gee what short memory I have)…

  • f11, 1.4 seconds exposure,
    distance focal plane -> object about 30 cm (1 foot)

  • light = desktop lamp with a 16 modern Watts LED bulb
    (equals about 75W old incandescent Watts), 6500K, about 30 cm away

  • hardware described above

Here is the entire frame:

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


(Massimo Bill) #13

Thanks :wink:
So, no focus stacking then… Ok, it’s not that ‘macro’, I’d say.