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Ultra Low-Angle Photo (2)


This is yet another shots of moss with Ultra Low-Angle Adapter.

The subject I encountered was Marchantia polimorpha (better known as Umbrella river-wort)

and its Reproductive structure = Gametophores (but the photos here is its female part).

This photo was taken by Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 (reverse mounted) with Low-Angle Adapter.

(magnification = x1)

This is not a Palm tree but the same Gametophores which was seen through

Low-Angle Adapter with 24mm f2 lens. (magnification = x2.6)

This 24mm lens is the first one Nikon ever put a Close Range Compensation (shifting a lens

element to correct the aberration) in the 70th, hence the image is very sharp even in close up.

And the photos of this moss from more ordinary angle with 55mm lens (reversed)

(magnification = x1)  Dead plant, right photo is showing the male Gametophores.

Straight shot of an Umbrella.  Left photo by 24mm f2 (at f2) (x2.6) and right photo is by 55mm Macro

though, this is a cropped image to the same size of 24mm picture for comparison.

—– to chose its out of focus Bokeh created by large f2 aperture of 24mm lens or sharper image

of Macro lens, would be a matter of taste and its purpose.

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  1. drawandshoot said, on September 27, 2012 at 19:14

    Terrific images and explanation.
    Thanks again! 🙂

    • yoshizen said, on September 27, 2012 at 20:04

      Thank you Karen.
      Thanks to MS Japanese setting, I found a way to Google Japanese name Zenigoke and Wiki
      is showing me its English name etc —– they are the source of explanation 😀

  2. bentehaarstad said, on September 29, 2012 at 12:42

    I am impressed with your knowledge, moss and camera. Interesting for a former moss-student…

    • yoshizen said, on September 29, 2012 at 13:37

      Thank you very much Bente.
      In fact, I was more impressed with the usability of this 24mm lens’= its
      quality of close-up aberration control. (hence, I put it in large size :-))
      I’ve bought this lens direct from Nikon with discount (back-door deal :-))
      On that time they said “Mr Imamura please appreciate our
      first lens-shifting design”. (so-called floating-focus mechanism)
      It was rather ironic, on that time I was using medium-format for large-size
      print —– now we are able to see huge zoom-up image on DSLR on the spot.
      Imaging technology came long way in deed.


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