Alt Flowers
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Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 7422
Country: Canada

Here are a few more I found. The first is with an Olympus OM 24 f/2.8, the second is with a Minolta Rokkor 28 f/2, the third with a Leica R 90 f/2, and the last with a Zeiss Jena 135 f/3.5



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
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: 6500
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"









davidearls
Registered: Mar 09, 2006
Total Posts: 3507
Country: United States

Leica 100 f4 macro bellows. No focusing helicoid on this lens.



Ajay C
Registered: Apr 30, 2007
Total Posts: 674
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: 4209
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: 10295
Country: United States

some flower shots with rokkor 24/2.8:





















philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7432
Country: France

Great stuff, people! Much too much of it to name every one or critique every shot. But I can't not mention sebboh, denoir, Ajay, David, gunzorro, Steve, and, of course, bifurcator. You guys turn flowers into pure poetry. My hat off to all of you!



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 7422
Country: Canada

So many good shots here it is hard to comment on all the good ones, but I want to at least say how much I like the following shots even though I am sure I am leaving out others deserving attention:

Mike Reid - I love the backlit orchid
BIF - so many nice shots, but I especially like those with the OM 38, Nikkor 55, and Minolta 50 macros, the phlox shot with the Nikkor 35-70, and the iris shots with the FD 300
Luka (denior) - Loved #2 of the dandelion out to seed, #7 of the black-eyed susans, and #10 of the blanket flower with the moth
davidearls - the phlox shot was terrific
sebboh - #2 of the water lily was especially nice
Ajay - loved #2 of the clematis on the mailbox and it is not surprising at all that #6 of the california poppy was published. It is phenomenal and really shows why I want to get the MP 100.



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

hi,

i took some shots today with the Helios 40, 85mm 1.5 with 2cm extension tubes M42:

-L.


f=1.5


f=1.5


f=4.0



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

and the distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei) wide open ...





denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 4209
Country: Sweden

Going a bit back further in the archives. I don't know why, but there always seems to be some bug in the way when I try to take a picture of a flower





















































































debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
Total Posts: 800
Country: United States


Zuiko 50/1.4, OM4 by debuggerus, on Flickr


Olympus XA by debuggerus, on Flickr


MC Rokkor 50mm f1.7, XE-7, Kodak P160 by debuggerus, on Flickr


Rokkor 58mm f1.4 by debuggerus, on Flickr


Mamiya 80/4 Macro by debuggerus, on Flickr


MD 100mm f4 Macro by debuggerus, on Flickr



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7432
Country: France

More lovely stuff, Luka!

Here is one with the C/Y 35-70



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

a double post from the helios 40 thread. open at f/1.5, 2cm extension rings

- L.







Ajay C
Registered: Apr 30, 2007
Total Posts: 674
Country: United States

Thanks everyone. Yes, some wonderful images here. I can see this thread go ballistic .

Lots of wonderful images here.



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

this one is with MC Rokkor PF 85mm 1.7 and +3 Achromat:



DocsPics
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2510
Country: United States

5D & Contax N 100 Makro



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1047
Country: Vietnam

Carl zeiss T* on foveon:



mMontag
Registered: Dec 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2075
Country: United States

Nice shots - hope you don't mind a few rocks with the flowers - C/Y 35-70



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