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This thread keeps adding images so fast, hard to keep up. Some great shots again and I will have to go back tomorrow and comment on quite a number of them

Today I spent some time shooting indoors again, because our light isn't very nice today. Humid, gray, meh...

So to get some colorful results, I decided to shoot some macro wtih the 55mm f1.2 reversed plus some tubes.

Below is a 9 image focus stack, two strobes. This is the center of a 1.5" flower. The red ring is about 10mm across. Exposure was 1/125s all afternoon, and most images are around f/5.6 of f/8 to reduce diffraction but have some depth of field. I used the cheapest ebay macro rail to move the camera. Probably was pushing it a little far at this magnification...







Later I put the 24mm f2.8 AIS on the same set of tubes and shot the same flower again, macro rail stepping 20 images for this focus stack of the core - about 6mm across the full frame







and while editing this stack, I discovered a small spider inside the flower - 100% crop of the spider, which is less than 0.5mm across















May 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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p.2734 #2 · p.2734 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


some less extreme focus stacks with the 55mm f/1.2 reversed on tubes - these are all about the same setup. The pencil gives you some scale reference. These are all about 15 image focus stacks:



















pencil 100% crop detail








May 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.2734 #3 · p.2734 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


then I tried the 20mm f/3.5 with a thin K1 extension tube - caught a box elder bug and gave the guy a brief freezer chill and put it on the flower shown above. It held still for about 5 stack frames only, so these aren't very deep.







crop of the eye










May 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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David, congrats to your new 50-135!

Curtis, love the metal doggie ;-)

Peter, love the purple blossom-detail. Nice to see how well the venerable 55/1.2 is performing backwards ;-)



May 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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Here's a shot taken a while ago with the 24/2:

on-line dog, 24/2 Ai wide open for a wild bokeh, D700



May 19, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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p.2734 #6 · p.2734 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Peter, you're doing rather breathtaking close work. Amazing what a bit of free time, extension tubes, reversing ring and a tripod can do for you. I always find this kind of work fascinating, but generally don't have the patience to do it. Great work though.


May 19, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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p.2734 #7 · p.2734 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, I think your dog friend would be more fun... Very sweet!


May 19, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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Peter, incredibly stacked macros.

Leaving behind the mysterious side of Elfin Forest, all of us that live near it experience some sort of magical side as well: 55 1.2 and 16 3.5, by the way I own a 16mm AFD, which can be satisfying but the 3.5 runs circles around it in color and sharpness across the frame.


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 nature and man's blooms elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 nature and man's blooms elfin forest 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 Koi pond elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr

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May 19, 2013 at 01:14 AM
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Another four-legged victim of the 24/2 Ai at close-range:

this is actually a companion dog of some sort, trained to cheer up lonely people
D3s, 24/2Ai at f/4 - the typical triangular shaped highlights are still visible stopped down a little



May 19, 2013 at 01:42 AM
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georgms wrote:
Another four-legged victim of the 24/2 Ai at close-range:

this is actually a companion dog of some sort, trained to cheer up lonely people
D3s, 24/2Ai at f/4 - the typical triangular shaped highlights are still visible stopped down a little


All dogs cheer lonely people up!



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p.2734 #11 · p.2734 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Love those macro shot Peter
Great colors Rafael
Great shot on the dog Georg



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 19, 2013 at 09:22 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
All dogs cheer lonely people up!


Rafael, you're right of course! The one above ("Duke") is a dog who underwent a special training (to keep calm in stressful situations). With volunteers from an aid agency he will visit lonely elder or chronically ill people in their apartment.
Downside of this good idea is the background that many old people are lonely - families are small today and spread all over the country (4 or 5 generations back families were much bigger and cared more for their elders).
From time to time I meet a professional dog-trainer here. Her work is really fascinating and so is the ability of the dogs trained by her (some can feel an imminent epileptic shock for instance).



May 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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p.2734 #13 · p.2734 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ronny, wow, beautiful work with the 180/2.8 again! I'm glad you like the dog-shots, but your Nitro-portraits are clearly in another league.


May 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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p.2734 #14 · p.2734 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, nice compo on that dog shot
Ronny another gorgeous colors

with 50 1.8 ais wide open :









May 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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Too many images to comment on, you guys are REALLY shooting up the place!

Here's my Market contribution for the week.

This is my vendor neighbor, the "Honey Man" and friend. The friend comes down every week to sit on the tailgate and they tell tall tales.

TheHoneyMan105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

One of our customers rides his bike and trailer and stocks up.

50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

Inside the parking garage in early morning. I just liked how the light looked.

50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

I have one more, but I'm entering it in the weekly assignment.



May 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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Some really super pictures in the last 20 pages or so!!! Someone has put the pedal down on this thread this week.

Something different from yesterday, 55mm f2.8 a freelensing attempt. The rectangular buffer makes this a slightly difficult freelensing lens as far as cutting off light.







May 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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You guys are unbelievable.What great work!
Been really busy lately working on a new project

Just wanted to mention that the winning Powerball ticket for $590 million
was bought about 14 miles from Ray's house in case he disappears from the forum

Reagan



May 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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p.2734 #18 · p.2734 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Reagan wrote:
You guys are unbelievable.What great work!
Been really busy lately working on a new project

Just wanted to mention that the winning Powerball ticket for $590 million
was bought about 14 miles from Ray's house in case he disappears from the forum

Reagan


Wow, I can already see Ray birding with the 1200-1700/5.6-8 Zoom-Nikkor ;-)



May 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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pbraymond wrote:
Some really super pictures in the last 20 pages or so!!! Someone has put the pedal down on this thread this week.

Something different from yesterday, 55mm f2.8 a freelensing attempt. The rectangular buffer makes this a slightly difficult freelensing lens as far as cutting off light.


Ray, color and smoothness are very pleasant !



May 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Ronny Olsson
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Thanks
Wow ! You are the master at these pictures Philippe
Great shots Leighton
Really like your shot Ray on flower.. nice soft color ..Well done




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