All that remains by jesika2

All that remains

A leaf skeleton using the "rubbish say the experts" digi-zoom on my Pany FZ1000.
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oh WOW! love it
March 30th, 2018  
@huvesaker Thank you. It's far from perfect but I had exhausted my brain trying to get a similar image with the reversed lens on the Canon so "cheated" a bit with a much easier option.
j
March 30th, 2018  
@jesika2 ok, you will have to expalin, how do I try a a reversed lens shot?
March 30th, 2018  
@huvesaker "Google" it! That's the easiest way to explain it. It's not a complicated process, but taking the photos is a nightmare, for me at least with my wobbly hands. Definite tripod job because you are the shortest distance possible from your subject, light is diminished, dof is minute. Some people are very good at it. I'm not. If you try it, good luck but please don't blame me if you get a headache LOL.
j
March 30th, 2018  
@jesika2 hahaha I shall give it a try...one day...LOL Just googled...hahaha may try something easier....like hang gliding
March 30th, 2018  
@huvesaker Good idea - hang gliding that is! LOL
j
March 30th, 2018  
oh awesome DOF! instant fav
March 30th, 2018  
@koalagardens Thank you very much. I'm playing with a reversed lens Canon & driving myself nuts. In about 200 attempts I THINK I may have 3 half way decent shots. The laptop will reveal the truth!
j
March 30th, 2018  
You amaze me! FAV!
March 30th, 2018  
Very nice shot:)
March 30th, 2018  
@stownsend I amaze ME! Thank you, Suzie, you are very kind.
j
March 30th, 2018  
Amazing for sure
March 31st, 2018  
@fbailey @jgpittenger Shallow dof is a work in progress, needs much more practice. A good excuse for not doing Domestic Goddess stuff!!! LOL
Thank you, Ladies.
j
March 31st, 2018  
Wonderful shot.
March 31st, 2018  
@haskar Thank you very much. It's all a work in progress...
j
March 31st, 2018  
Fantastic photo and subject.
March 31st, 2018  
Oh wow, this is just fabulous! An instant fav.
March 31st, 2018  
@joev @countrylassie Thank you, Lesley & Joe. I've learnt something tonight that may make this ultra close macro a bit easier. testing time tomorrow with my leaf skeletons.
j
March 31st, 2018  
Stunning shot 😊
April 1st, 2018  
@bigmxx Thanks, Michelle. I've been playing with a reversed lens on a Canon & think I now know how to replicate and improve on this Pany image.
j
April 2nd, 2018  
@jesika2 I'm going to have to Google that I've not heard of that lens 😁
April 3rd, 2018  
Absolutely love this image! Fabulous focus and DOF! Definitely a Fav! :-)
April 3rd, 2018  
@bigmxx A reversed lens is ANY lens, you just have to be daft enough to try it! I almost wish I hadn't because I'm finding it quite addictive. You can buy an adapter inexpensively which allows you to attach lenses back to front This shot is with a fixed lens camera & I'm trying now to replicate this, or better to improve, with the Canon. The fixed lens camera is MUCH easier because it has stabilisation.
But it's fun playing.
j
April 3rd, 2018  
@gaylewood Thank you so very much, Gayle. My Panasonic FZ1000 is very clever & now I'm trying to do this kind of work with a reversed lens Canon. Not so successful yet...
j
April 3rd, 2018  
@jesika2 Thank you for the information, I'm definitely going to have to try this 😁
April 7th, 2018  
@bigmxx Welcome to brain ache city! I hope you have steadier hands than I do. I've found a 2 second timer helps to reduce shutter shock. Treat your camera/lens to a reversing ring too. If your camera has a dof button, you can set the aperture using that. You put the lens on right way round, set fnumber and remove the lens by holding down dof button at the same time as the lens release button. If you don't have a dof button I don't know how to set fnumber.
Good luck, look forward to seeing what you do
j
April 7th, 2018  
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