Straight from the iPhone to you via the iMac. Not edited anywhere at all. Amazing things these device cameras.
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It altogether amazes me that people can walk right past things like this and be totally consumed by whatever device they have in hand to keep them from interacting intimately with the immediate other world around them, be it their companion walking beside them, the child in a stroller, or of sights like these flowers. Maybe the general, developing impression that there is no intelligent designer who sits outside of creation contributes to the lack of wonder at the intricacy that was designed into each of these wonders. They’re taken for granted, and the tremendous leap of faith is launched that requires believing that all this was the result of random, impersonal causes.
On the more mundane side, Nikon D7100 with 36 – 72 Series E Nikon lens reversed onto the camera body. Some were taken with 26mm extension tube, some without.
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Always exciting anything that promises to add more bugs to the world. Nikon D7100 and just regular old 200mm f4 manual focus Micro Nikkor.
Nikon D800 with 36 – 72 Series E lens reversed and at 72mm. Blur effect is all in-camera. Some vibrance added and shadows opened in post capture.
Shot at Galveston Island in April 2016. Slow shutter used. Varying degrees of motion depicted.
With Nikon D800 and 35 – 105 manual focus lens reversed. It was shot at one of the intermediate focal lengths. It’s interesting to watch the ZOOMING change the focus.
Wide open aperture, f3.5, and 50 ISO used at 1/50 or so.
I was driving out this morning to run an errand, not intending to take any photos, no camera along with me. I then noticed that the golf course was white with dew in the early morning light and that the usual Texas wind had gone on holiday for a few minutes, at least. I thought of my new reversed lens mode of photography, so I turned my horse around and went back to put together a macro outfit.
The pictures you see pictured here were all taken mostly at the long end of the Nikon Series E 36 – 72mm lens, reversed on a Nikon D7100. You mostly think of reversed lenses as being used for insanely close work, but I found that backing up a little gave some nicely blurred backgrounds. This is all in-camera, no post-processing voodoo to get a painterly effect.
One of the predictable quips of Don Adams as Maxwell Smart can probably describe the effort below to capture a scurrying lady beetle with a reversed 28mm lens. I put it here anyway since it gives a nice view of the undercarriage of this member of the order coleoptera. That word means “sheath winged” since its translucent wings are encased below the hard covers made of chitin. There’s a word for them, but my low thyroid output makes me confused and uncertain as to what it is. So, I cheated and looked on WKP. Just as the page opened, as if by magic, the word “elytra” swam into my stew of neurons. When I was a kid (funny how long lost memories are returning more and more every day now) I undertook to memorize all 27 insect orders with examples of each one. The Latin speakers (when it was still alive and well) had vivid ways of describing each insect. Too bad they had to have dipterans back then buzzing around in their agoras.
Oh well, this is supposed to be photography and not lunatic ravings.
Here it is:
Again, far from perfect, but maybe I’ll improve.
Thanks for looking.
This was a first for me, reversing a lens for close up. I used a Nikon D7100 with a 50 f1.4 manual focus Nikkor reversed on it. Shot on manual, and why not since you can check result immediately! Not spectacular at all as a nature shot, or as a reversed lens capture. Many great ones are out there.
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This has a darker than necessary interpretation, at least according to the LR histogram. I hope it works out. My screen is set at max brightness on the iMac. Otherwise it goes black and is a pain to wake up again!
The camera was Hasselblad HD 5 with 200mm f4 lens and Canon close up lens attached, hand held. Aperture fairly wide, don’t recall exactly and don’t really care.