This flower just showed up this past Friday. It is fairly widely distributed. I think the shape and coloring is absolutely beautiful. It is the "county flower" of Cumberland, England, and is on the county flag. There appear to be slight regional variations of this flower. These two were only a little over 1" across. I used the 12-50mm Macro Olympus lens on an EM1 Mark II. I suppose it is almost trite to comment this way, but some flowers really have an almost magical appearance. These two can keep me mesmerized for quite a long spell. They were all around our office building at St. Mary's, Alaska.
Couldn't resist, Fons. Sorry
Bishop of Llandaff, this evening. Just blooming. I wanted to compare the 100/4 and the CRT 55/1.2.
Micro Nikkor 105/4 f8
CRT 55/1.2 f8, cropped to similar size, approximately
I haven't been really inspired lately, but played around the other day with some flashes when shooting some flowers (from some lovely Mothers day bouquets). I've seen a couple of pretty darn nice flower pictures here lately and i haven't a extraordinary lens, so i'm not pretending that these are any good :sungum:
1. Stack of tulips. Gelled the bg flash. Came out better than i expected.
2. Thistle ton-sur-ton. Again, gelled the bg flash, but went totally overboard, so C1 to the rescue to "mend" the bg colour.
3. Rose. Tried something else for the bg (meaning: not the wall). I used the rest of the bouquet as a bg, but it gives a less quiet feeling. Did use 2 flashes, one gelled, can you spot it ;-)