China Blue again - studio style

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China Blue again - studio style

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Trying out the largest specimen I can get in my new lighting rig at 2x magnification (Dimage 5400 scanner lens onto FF). The result is cropped a little and covers just under 10mm width (rotated left after stacking).

A flower head - from the plant shot handheld here --> http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 26&t=43461
ChinaB sm.jpg

My spidey sense is tingling - this could be the kind of pic that attracts Rik, asking "any chance of a stereo?". Sooo...
China Stereo sm.jpg

And a 100% crop from the first pic (brightened a bit) to show just how much detail was captured. With 400 full-frame, 61-megapixel images, my PC was humming hard on this one.
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PS. Yes, the flower is upside down. Authenticity sacrificed for composition.

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What a difference a night makes!

Everything identical to the first set, except the flower wilted to *just* fit an APS-C square crop (26mpix) so I shot that instead of FF.
I also left the "support" in the frame. Rotate clockwise 90 degrees for the "as shot" orientation.
2021-05-12-12.29.05 ZS PMax_1.jpg
2021-05-12-12.45.00 ZS PMax_001_1.jpg
2021-05-12-12.45.00 ZS PMax_000_1_1.jpg

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I like them both but the wilted one is my favorite.

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Hi
In Switzerland we call it "Lerchensporn" (larkspur).
It is a plant I know, but only your first three pictures blow me away!
So beautiful and very good.
A pleasure to enjoy the pictures.

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Very nice! Thanks for the excellent sterios!

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Beatsy wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:05 am
My spidey sense is tingling - this could be the kind of pic that attracts Rik, asking "any chance of a stereo?". Sooo...
Your spidey sense is working well! Thanks for the excellent stereos. (The others are great too!) :D

Guppy wrote:In Switzerland we call it "Lerchensporn" (larkspur).
Interesting! In the US, our "larkspur" is genus Delphinium or the closely related Consolida, both in family Ranunculaceae. In contrast, this Corydalis is in a different family, Papaveraceae. The "spur" of the flowers looks quite similar, the rest of the petals have some different structure.

--Rik

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Love these close ups of plants where you can see what look to be individual cells. Are they? Or a multi-cellular structure that just looks like a cell?

Great pics. Must be a great lens, too!

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klevin wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Love these close ups of plants where you can see what look to be individual cells. Are they? Or a multi-cellular structure that just looks like a cell?

Great pics. Must be a great lens, too!
Yep, individual cells. Every one an amazing, complex biochemical factory, doing its bit. I am permanently emboggled by it all...

Thanks and yes, a great lens indeed. Just search for 'DImage 5400' on this forum - you'll find much love shown for this little wonder! :D

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Individual cells indeed! It looks animal-like. Like a nudibranch, somehow.
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