a favorite orchid, 2 different lenses mounted on SL2 (2 pics)

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a favorite orchid, 2 different lenses mounted on SL2 (2 pics)
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Epidendrum nocturnum is a species native to Caribbean swamps that has been in our family collection since near its inception

It offers a glorious & soothing perfume, but only at night (my Dad used to say it was a very smart plant)

this was her first bloom in her new home, taken with the Nikkor 85 f2.8 Micro PC tilted& hand held, something not really practical with an SLR body

I have never captured its fabulous labellum as well, to which I cresdit this lens/camera combination ...got the hand held technique down for this great macro lens, but I think & work it with a tripod more often

used the my sole L mount AF lens, the Panasonic 24-105 Macro hand held at a shutter speed of 1/15 sec & iso 1600 ...pleased by this camera's high iso performance

much larger versions of these can be seen in my pbase Leica gallery at this Link to Leica Gallery along with full EXIF & other early SL2 outings

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