Flowers... Post Yours

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Rich Z
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Re: From the Archive
In reply to thatsnoordinaryrabbit, May 10, 2012

I don't know the name of that one, either. It's a beautiful bloom and well shot. Thanks for posting. Rich

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Yeast Paste
In reply to BabuRick, May 10, 2012

Thanks for the link. I'm enjoying your pix, very much. But, Good God, you lugged Vegemite all the way up there? That stuff is unstable at sea level. No telling what it might do at altitude. Wouldn't some nice, sweet Kiwi Marmite have been more prudent? Rich

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A couple with my "new" 1980's macro lens
In reply to Rich Z, May 10, 2012

Having heard lots of good things about some of the classic macro lenses (notably the Vivitar/Tokina and Tamrom 90mm) I recently picked up a Tamron 90mm f2.5 (the second 52BB version) in great condition at a good price. I have a ZD 50mm f2, but I was looking for something with a little more working distance.

It came with the dedicated extension tube and a Nikon (sorry for the coarse language) Adaptall-2 adapter. I waited two weeks patiently for my Adaptall-2 to Four Thirds adapter to arrive, which it finally did yesterday.

These are two shots from last night. Both are 4 images focus stacked in Photoshop. Not a bad hunk of glass, I think.

Mario

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Re: Yeast Paste - I deny it!
In reply to Rich Z, May 10, 2012

That tube was entirely Dave's - he was the only Aussie-born one, though 2 of us have since migrated. (The others were UK or Hawaii based.)

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Re: iris
In reply to Rich Z, May 10, 2012

I agree with Brad - the stark black background adds drama. I thought with your irises the black background worked better (even though the middle blooms lost their stalks!)

Your post and Brad's reminded of my one effort with some irises my wife was given - again in my pre-Oly days - where I went the other way using a white background - no drama but rather the opposite effect.

There's a burned out patch in this one but I thought it worth it to gain the extra translucence. (Framing could have been a bit better too.)

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Re: A couple with my "new" 1980's macro lens
In reply to mariomirabile, May 10, 2012

These are great, Mario, especially the first one. What f-stop were you using?

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Re: A couple with my "new" 1980's macro lens
In reply to mariomirabile, May 10, 2012

Not a bad hunk of glass, and not a bad photographer, either. I really like both pix. Forty years ago, I bought a Vivitar 85-205 for my Minolta. It was moderately priced, but it gave some great results. It even had internal zoom. Thanks for posting. Rich

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Damn stalks, here they are...
In reply to BabuRick, May 10, 2012

Rick, the white background adds to the delicacy of the irises. It's nice to see and learn from alternatives. Yeah, I got tired of working on that one with the black background and just let it be. I figured, this really isn't a picture, anymore, it's art ( I wish ), so I can ( attempt to ) be artistic and create an iris floating with no visible means of support. I've learnt from selling pix that most people don't see the shenanigans I pull with editing. Not so with photographers. And, I do not do it in real estate photography, though I've been asked to, and replied that I would not hazard to buy a used car from that realtor. Lost that job.
Here are the stalks. Don't say I never did nothing for ya. Rich

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Re: Flowers... Post Yours
In reply to Rich Z, May 10, 2012

I hope you don't mind I am not shooting with Olympus but I always enjoy looking at high quality pictures in this forum. And also I realy like this thread of flowers.
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Re: A couple with my "new" 1980's macro lens
In reply to BabuRick, May 10, 2012

Thanks. Both were shot at f8.

Mario

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What wonderful diversity!
In reply to Rich Z, May 10, 2012

here are a few of mine....

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Re: What wonderful diversity!
In reply to Brent Lossing, May 10, 2012

Yes the above do show a great diversity, and your runway of model flowers show those that present themselves as regal, number 3 Mr. iris and those who present their beauty in a more quiet beauty number 5, the white beauty
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Rich Z
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Re: Flowers... Post Yours
In reply to fisherman_lol, May 10, 2012

Really beautiful pictures. From a Pentax, I'm guessing by your history on that forum. But, no EXIF data in files. This really disappoints me when the pix are from a camera I'm totally unfamiliar with. I've learned so much about photography by seeing the EXIF data in superior photographs, like yours. Anyhow, thanks for posting, and this thread is for all cameras. Rich

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Re: What wonderful diversity!
In reply to Brent Lossing, May 10, 2012

Brent, all of those are beautiful, very well done. But the Iris is captivating. Thank you for posting. Rich

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Flowers... Post Yours from a few days ago...
In reply to Rich Z, May 11, 2012

http://www.mydigitaldan.com/azalea_raindrops1.html

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Re: A couple with my "new" 1980's macro lens
In reply to Rich Z, May 11, 2012

Thanks Rich. There's lots of good vintage glass available, and it's possible to find bargains if you're patient. I'm very happy with this one, although manual focus requires a bit of patience when you've become accustomed to using AF. Probably less of an issue with macro I suppose.

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Mario

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In reply to Rich Z, May 11, 2012

Rich Z wrote:

Really beautiful pictures. From a Pentax, I'm guessing by your history on that forum. But, no EXIF data in files. This really disappoints me when the pix are from a camera I'm totally unfamiliar with. I've learned so much about photography by seeing the EXIF data in superior photographs, like yours. Anyhow, thanks for posting, and this thread is for all cameras. Rich

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Thanks for the compliments and the nice words. I am really sorry for not including the Exifs, but they are all here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fisherman_lol/ . Please feel free to visit. BTW you are right I am from Pentax forum and shoot with the old but great K200D. My first dslr was Olympus E-500 which is another great camera.

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BabuRick
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But I said I /liked/ the drama without the stalks...
In reply to Rich Z, May 11, 2012

... besides, iris is Greek for rainbow, so arguably the middle part of an iris should never touch the ground.

More seriously I notice several others have posted some excellent shots of irises, all offering a different "take". So thanks again for starting this thread, Rich.

Rick

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Rich Z
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Well...
In reply to BabuRick, May 12, 2012

... how's that for irony? I slave over a hot computer to please you after misinterpreting your post, and you like the first one better. I am ambivalent about touching the ground. What a world, what a world! Where are the flying monkeys? By the way, my yearly iris pix are just beginning to flower. Rich

E5, Bigma, 500mm, ISO 200, 1/2000, f 6.3, range about 13 feet, hand held

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Just a weed . . .
In reply to Rich Z, May 12, 2012

Locally called onion weed, this plant can be a pest in gardens and lawns.
But I like the flowers and up close they make for some nice shots

Peter

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