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Projekt 52/28: Large and small

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28: Large and small (1)

Topic 28: Large and small (1)

Or in this case: Something small looking large, the withered blossom of a spathiphyllum, photographed with a retro adaptor which lets you mount a lens in reverse to achieve a great magnification (these photos show the entire image area – the petal is just about 1½cm in total – ans have just been resized for web-suitability).

But we can go even larger:

28: Large and small (2)

Topic 28: Large and small (2)

The same blossom from the side, even more magnified.

That’s a still good-looking petal:


Bromelia blossom

Canon 40D with Tamron 28-300, focal length 300mm, aperture 6.3, exposure 1/2s, ISO 100, manually focused and of course with tripod.

See Flickr for this and two other versions with aperture 13 and 20 in full size: set, slideshow

The photos were made yesterday – today there’s a second set of stamen and stigma in the red bract in front of the first one; I’ll keep an eye on this bromelia. By the way, the long stigma is about 4 mm longer than the yellow stamens.

Here’s a detail 1:1 crop from the F13 version: