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Old May 28, 2009, 4:47 PM   #1
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Default A geranium or how to keep busy with bad weather

The weather has been really lousy this week, including a thunderstorm with hail the size of tennis balls
(luckily the hail fell 20miles/30km from where I live).
Must be the first thunderstorm in Belgium.

So I was very happy when my wife gave me a geranium flower to play with.

All shot with a k20d, kiron105mm (1:1), flash.

Starting of with a close up of one flower.


Getting closer - full frame (1:1 macro)


Another flower - cropped (2:1 macro)


Rather liked the palm tree structure - full frame (3.2:1 macro)


Resized the image 50% and made a crop of it (100% zoom)
Getting this close you see the halo that appears after focus stacking multiple images.


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Old May 28, 2009, 4:54 PM   #2
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Ronny - it never ceases to amaze me how you crawl into those flowers! This is an amazing series that took much patience and skill. Also glad to hear the storms did not affect you. We are in the midst of thunderstorm season here...
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The weather has been really lousy this week, including a thunderstorm with hail the size of tennis balls
(luckily the hail fell 20miles/30km from where I live).
Must be the first thunderstorm in Belgium.

wow, if you got hit with one of those you'd be hurting!

So I was very happy when my wife gave me a geranium flower to play with.

... Ha ha, it don't take much to keep us occupied does it Ronny!


love the flowers Ronny, Even with the halo effect the last one is pretty amazing!
you know you're making me want that lens, don't you?
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Old May 28, 2009, 6:00 PM   #4
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Ronny,
These are fantastic macros. The focus stacking brings 3D like details to the pictures.I like the palm tree structure the best.

Keep out of the way of that tennis ball size hail.

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Love these shots.

I have gotta try harder for these sort of shots
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Wonderful shots! I'm jealous because I set off at lunch today to do some macro at the botanical gardens. I ended up shooting with a non-macro lens and dodging a middle school class that was visiting the gardens. Very frustrating.
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Ronny-

Very well done! that Kiron lens is really hard to beat. I have one that I have never used. Shame on me! Now that I have a new Pentax DSLR camera, the K/M 2000, it will be time to pull it out and give it some use. Are you listening, Robar?

Yes, it me back again in the Pentax DSLR forum and loving it.

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Great macros, those last two ones are fantastic.
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Ronny, you're soon playing in Lennart Nilsson's leauge!
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Ronny - it never ceases to amaze me how you crawl into those flowers! This is an amazing series that took much patience and skill. Also glad to hear the storms did not affect you. We are in the midst of thunderstorm season here...
Thanks Mole,
I hope those storms don't do to much damage. Here there have already been rumors that we might get other storms like that, putting the blame on the changing climate.

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