Alt Flowers
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mike reid
Registered: Nov 26, 2006
Total Posts: 2681
Country: United States

great shots everyone....first few shots with my new CY Zeiss 50/1.4 on the 1Ds2









Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9306
Country: Japan

This thread ought to become enormous - I mean just about everyone shoots flowers.

Here's a few of mine:

Canon_FD_24mm_F2.0



























Canon_FD_135mm_f2.5










Canon_FD_200_f4










Canon_FD_300mm_F2.8L















Canon_FL_58mm_F1.2




















Minolta_50mm_f2.8_Macro






























Nikkor_35-70mm_f2.8-D_Macro










Nikkor_55mm_F2.8_Micro

























Nikkor_Micro_105mm_F2.8D




















Nikkor_AF_85mm_F1.4D



































Nikon 4x Microscope objective




















Olympus_28mm_f3.5










Olympus_38mm_F2.8_Dedicated_Macro










Olympus_50mm_f/1.4















Olympus_75-150

























Olympus_135_F2.8




















Rodagon_105mm_f5.6 - On an Auto-Bellows














So that's a few samples from the first half (or so) of the lenses that I've put images on-line for. When the thread gets longer I'll put the other half up. Damn I like the FM alt forum!














LeadyGonzales
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 422
Country: Switzerland

.. well, it is a tree, not a flower ... however ...

porst 55mm 1.2 at 1.2:



- L.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9306
Country: Japan

Tree flowers are still flowers.



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

Strange bokeh, LeadyGonzales. Is this what attracts you to this lens?



ZoneV
Registered: Nov 20, 2008
Total Posts: 1151
Country: Germany

I like that Porst 55/1.2 bokeh in this image.

Here two tulip images, EOS 5D and Zeiss 85/1.4 (C/Y) wideopen, I think with extension tube.





Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 2334
Country: Poland

Many beautiful shots Bif.I esp. like 7,12,13,those from Nikon microscope,first three from Oly 70-150 and the last one with Rodagon.



DocsPics
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2823
Country: United States

Bifurcator thanks for the inspiring images. Talk about "raising the bar"... Oh my



LeadyGonzales
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 422
Country: Switzerland

philber wrote:
Strange bokeh, LeadyGonzales. Is this what attracts you to this lens?


the porst was my first 1.2 lens. since i have rokkor 58 1.2 and 50 1,2 i do not use the porst anymore, but it has such a full bokeh, which is great for dreamy flower pictures (only). compared to rokkors it is less sharp - but this extremely busy bokeh i find attractive. not always, but sometime

ZoneV, the zeiss 85 pictures are fantastic !!



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6694
Country: United States

Great shots bifur.... that Oly 70-150 looks great and so does the Canon FD for close focus.



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5253
Country: United States

@Bif: The 300/2.8 seems to do flowers very well.
@ZoneV: Love the pastels in the 2nd one!



cj velez
Registered: Apr 07, 2010
Total Posts: 172
Country: Philippines

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50 mm f/2.8...


Yashica 50 mm f/1.4 ML...


Brgds,

Chris......



denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
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Smridevan
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
Total Posts: 414
Country: United States

Damn! Some absolutely beautiful shots, Bifur and Denoir!!

Denoir, do you use a different sharpening technique for flowers vs other scenes? 2 and 4 look incredibly sharp.



LeadyGonzales
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 422
Country: Switzerland

wow, what perfect pictures



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9306
Country: Japan

Thanks all. I can't say I feel like I deserve the strokes tho. God did most of the work. Besides, flower shots look so much better from someone like Denoir or others who actually know how to use a camera! I just click around.



Peire wrote:
Many beautiful shots Bif.I esp. like 7,12,13,those from Nikon microscope,first three from Oly 70-150 and the last one with Rodagon.


DocsPics wrote:
Bifurcator thanks for the inspiring images. Talk about "raising the bar"... Oh my


FlyPenFly wrote:
Great shots bifur.... that Oly 70-150 looks great and so does the Canon FD for close focus.


AhamB wrote:
@Bif: The 300/2.8 seems to do flowers very well.


Yup! I think that lens can do anything well. Seriously a superb piece of glass! Well worth lugging around!


Smridevan wrote:
Damn! Some absolutely beautiful shots, Bifur and Denoir!!



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 8768
Country: United States

Great stuff! Especially denoir's posting.

What is an Alt Flower? Here are some real Alt flower shots. Zeiss Contax 80-200/4 on 1Ds2.

"Fabric Flowers Muscle-in on Photo-Op"







"Orchid Looks With Suspicion on Fabric Orchid"









Ajay C
Registered: Apr 30, 2007
Total Posts: 679
Country: United States

1. Distagon 35/1.4






2. Makro-Planar 100






3. Distagon 35/1.4






4. Makro-Planar 100






5. Makro-Planar 100






6. One more MP 100 (this was published in a California nature magazine)









denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 4222
Country: Sweden

Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm afraid I can't take too much credit though except perhaps in making a good choice when it comes to lenses. Most of my flower shots look as they do because of the rendering style of the lenses that I used.

Smridevan wrote:
Denoir, do you use a different sharpening technique for flowers vs other scenes? 2 and 4 look incredibly sharp.


Probably my standard method, but those are old shots so I can't be 100% sure.


Ajay, that last one is superb. That's precisely the rendering style of the 100 MP that I really love.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12611
Country: United States

some flower shots with rokkor 24/2.8:





















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