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Daffodil stacks

Post by lauriek »

I thought I'd try something different to the bugs under my stacking rig;

Shot into daffodil 'trumpet', bellows set to minimum extension, with reversed 50mm lens:
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Stack of 10 images, deliberately out of focus edges.

Zoom to maximum extension...
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stack of 11 images.

No-resize Crop of the previous image..
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Both shot with my usual setup; E-330, OM Bellows, OM50/1.8 reversed, twinflash. Shot at f5.6

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Post by beetleman »

WOW, excellent photos laurieK. I love the second one. very sharp and crisp and lots of details to look at.
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Yes, excellent -- sharp, pretty, and interesting -- great fun! :D

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Post by lauriek »

Thanks guys!

Quick addendum, I realised after posting that although this flower is something most people would call a Daffodil, it's actually a Narcissus...

I guess that bit in the middle is the stamen, is that correct? (Been a while since I was taught flower anatomy at school!)

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Post by Cyclops »

Wow super shots! Must try this. And you're right,it is a Narcissus. If the corolla,that is the trumpet,is longer than the outer petals its a Daffodil
If not its another kind of Narcissus or Pseudonarcissus.
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lauriek wrote:I guess that bit in the middle is the stamen, is that correct? (Been a while since I was taught flower anatomy at school!)
Learning is easier & more fun now -- just Google "flower anatomy" and look at the pictures! 8) :D

What you've imaged is actually the "stigma". It's the receptive female part where the pollen lands, a portion of the "pistil". "Stamen" is the male part that produces the pollen. See for example here. I believe the stamens in your flower are the six lighter blobs OOF in the background of your first image.

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Re: Daffodil stacks

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lauriek wrote:
No-resize Crop of the previous image..
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Both shot with my usual setup; E-330, OM Bellows, OM50/1.8 reversed, twinflash. Shot at f5.6
Cool images, just a little soft. Do you sharpen your images at all? This image might be improved with some sharpening and level adjustment. Let me know if you'd like to see what I mean.

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Post by Danny »

Aww that second shot is beautiful !!!. look how that stands out and excellent stacking showing great DOF. Very nicely done.

All the best and that second shot is brilliant.

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