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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Red Tulip

Red Tulip Macro
Okay, so this has been fiddled with, but not that much.  I masked out the blossom and upped the vibrance and saturation by 10 each.  Then I lowered the saturation for everything else by 40-something.

I really like the striation on the petals between the red and almost-beige parts.  I thought it was interesting.

It’s also not a standard tulip.  It’s some fancy breed with funny petals, but it’s still a tulip.