Macro Photography with a Reversing Ring

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I got this shot the other day when I was playing with macro photography with my reversing ring on my Nikon with a 18-55mm lens.  I manually held the aperture open about halfway with a piece of cardstock.

Actually, it’s a composite of two shots because the focal area is ridiculously short.  Most of it is one shot but that area right at the bottom of the pistil at the junction of the petals is the second shot.

This little flower is actually a pretty little weed in my yard.  I’m not sure what they’re called my husband’s cousin says they’re a type or veronica (also called speedwell).  I’ve got tons of them.  They’re so little, though, you hardly even notice them at all.

Here’s a lousy, over-exposed shot that’ll work for a size reference.  The coin is a dime.

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Piñata – Final Version

I think this is the final version.  Unless I notice something that needs changing.   smiley 15

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And here it is in black and white.pinata 4 bw 500

I designed it as a two-page spread with a bit of room at the top and bottom for cropping if needed.  It’s all done in layers, so the signature can be moved or removed and the colors can be individually fiddled with as necessary.  The center line falls about where the mom’s elbow is, so nothing important is obscured by the fold.