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Thanks all for the likes and comments on the lichen.
Ray, loved the bokeh explorations with your new 135/2; please keep them coming;
Georg, phenomenal bokeh and composition work!
Andy, awesome extreme macros with the 28/2.8 reversed;
Scott, great compostion with the sun hidden behind the silo!
Steve, loved the BBC pano.
Gregg, I agreed with Reagan, just perfect cat portrait;
David, great landscape with the 28/2.8 ais.
One more close up, this time a "real life" test of the venerable 50-135mm + 2 close up lenses:
Praying Mantis eating ant belly by labecoaves, on Flickr
Praying mantis finishing the remaining belly of an ant. In fact if you see the larger image it is possible to note the sucking of liquid matter from the belly!
D600 + Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 ais @ 135mm + 6T+ 5T close up lenses (=4.4 diopters) + tripod + Nissin macroflash, focus at MFD. ISO 400, f/22 at 1/60s. ~15% cropped. ~0.77x magnification according to the "close up lens calculator" here:
(below in the page, the second calculator under subtitle "CLOSE-UP LENSES OVERVIEW")