Clematis Close Up


Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 17:05
Two close ups of a Clematis

1/400 sec - Pentax 120mm Macro - F13 - ISO 160 - Sigma Ring Flash - Hand Held

1/400 sec - Pentax 120mm Macro - F13 - ISO 320 - Sigma Ring Flash - Hand Held


" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.


Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 20:41
Well seen, well lit. Both work for me. The first says mysterious and slightly uncomfortable, second cousin to the multi-headed Hydra of Greek myth. The second says energy and excitement, a firework display in a flower. Take your pick!



Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 22:08
A very nice visual treat. I prefer the darker version, more mystery, as Steve said above.


Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 22:13
I have a slight preference for the darker shot too - but both exhibit great control of the lighting, perfect depth of focus and superb detail. That lens was always my favourite back in my film 645 days, great to see it's still class leading


Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 23:12
First gets my vote too, but both cracking shots.
I know what i like, If not always why.


Link Posted 01/07/2019 - 08:35
A slightly different point of focus for each shot making the second one more appealing to me as the foreground stamen(?) (ie bits!) are all in focus. However the brighter exposure has highlit the distraction in the 'dark' gap background; so for me the lighting of the first with the focus of the second!



Link Posted 02/07/2019 - 01:16
Great stuff (both of them).
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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