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50by58macro - Potato sprout 3

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 1 July 2011 in Plant & Nature.

This is a series of 20 photos taken with my new sort of self made lens. Inspired by this - http://shiningnewlight.tumblr.com/, I bought an old Soviet Zenit 3M with a 58mm Helios-44 f2.0 lens which I attached to a camera house lid with a hole screwed in it using some sealants. I really enjoy the results - a fast portrait lens (58x1.6mm on my EOS 500D) which forces me to use full manual. Very stimulating and I think it makes me grow as a photographer.

Preceding this is 10 photos, decreasing the range to the subjects with each shot. Starting off with a train station and a cat, going further to regular macro with the 58mm, then followed by two shots taken with the lens detached from the body, giving a narrow DOF which is tilted.

This one is a part of 10 photos taken with my cheap 50mm f1.8 held against the Helios lens, making for some (potentially) interesting shots of plants, potato sprouts, an oxeye daisy and a dragonfly, which sadly died.

Canon EOS 500D 1/160 second ISO 200

All comments are very much appreciated, good or bad, though I might not answer each and every one I'll take a look at your photoblog if you have one. It's always nice to be inspired by others, so let me know what you think :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Interesting composition and DOF.

1 Jul 2011 6:21am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Lovely underwater feeling here!

1 Jul 2011 9:01am

DIMITRIOS from ATHENS, Greece

very*very*good

1 Jul 2011 9:44am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent macro!

1 Jul 2011 4:33pm

tataray from france, France

Un effet extraordinaire.
Excellente capture.

1 Jul 2011 5:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great work friend. Stunning magical moment. Ephemeral too! Best regards. Adela

1 Jul 2011 6:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful macro. Lovely droplets and color too!

1 Jul 2011 7:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image. Excellent work.

1 Jul 2011 10:51pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

great macro work!

1 Jul 2011 11:27pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Beautiful series! Well detailed and i like the clarity of every shot! Cheers!

1 Jul 2011 11:40pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Super shot.

2 Jul 2011 12:02am

k@ from Paris, France

Colors are stupendous in this serie & light as well

2 Jul 2011 9:58am

Canon EOS 500D
1/160 second
ISO 200

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