Alt Flowers
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Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 7858
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: 9300
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: 6839
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"

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/gunzorro/036N0329.jpg

"Orchid Looks With Suspicion on Fabric Orchid"

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/gunzorro/036N0337.jpg



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
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5605375742_67dd3d05ac_o.jpg

2. Makro-Planar 100
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/5657079400_11e251a0dc_o.jpg

3. Distagon 35/1.4
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5633542735_e8560544ea_b.jpg

4. Makro-Planar 100
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4628146157_12018a3775_o.jpg

5. Makro-Planar 100
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/4464460936_4cf7647be3_o.jpg

6. One more MP 100 (this was published in a California nature magazine)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4471920685_21c43f0519_z.jpg




denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 4214
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: 10763
Country: United States

some flower shots with rokkor 24/2.8:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5285170070_12689728e2_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4888289456_fdb9cebfd0_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5263256624_91789f3c7e_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5284571743_ca148cdb3b_o.jpg



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7652
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: 7858
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.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6079/6050216267_8665395151_b.jpg

f=1.5

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6050216299_1059e57697_b.jpg

f=1.5

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6050216281_9cd7779fe9_b.jpg

f=4.0



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

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

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6183/6050216263_191f5d25c9_b.jpg


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6050216259_36f32f9a64_b.jpg



denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 4214
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


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-105.jpg



http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss50-93.jpg



http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-230.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss50-67.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss21-104.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-174.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-180.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-209.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss50-96.jpg



http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss50-112.jpg


http://peltarion.eu/img/zeiss/zeiss100-237.jpg





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: 7652
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.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6141/5943071307_196dbc2617_b.jpg



http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5943071023_28a50ae6f9_b.jpg



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:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5279/5888369189_ae87f70777_b.jpg



DocsPics
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2547
Country: United States

5D & Contax N 100 Makro



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1048
Country: Vietnam

Carl zeiss T* on foveon:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6068/6051952232_7197352095_b.jpg



mMontag
Registered: Dec 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2081
Country: United States

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



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