Mushroom or lamp?

Mushroom or lamp? by s1nano
Mushroom or lamp?, a photo by s1nano on Flickr.

Mushroom or lamp? You choose what you prefer 🙂
Playing with a mushroom and a flash, from my last macro-photo-walk. My new project is to photograph as many mushrooms of my area as I can found. Till now I have 45 mushrooms in my collection. But because I ‘m not a biologist I also try a more «artistic» capture of them using different points view, focus and light position.

This is a very small mushroom that is a bit transparent. I took many shots with the flash in various positions and power settings. The resulting effect is different in each position. In this one the lighting transforms the mushroom into a lamp.
The combination of the Micro Nikkor with the TC-200 gives very good and sharp results – this one is not very sharp as it is a bit out of focus. The advantage of using the TC over extension tube is that the first doesn’t reduce the minimum focus distance, which remains at about 24cm from the sensor plane.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Micro-Nikkor-P.C Auto 1:3.5 55mm
Teleconverter: Nikon TC-200 (makes the lens 110mm, or 165mm FF equivalent)
Flash: Built in @ 1/128 for triggering & Yongnuo 560 III bellow and a bit right of the mushroom (see note) with plastic diffuser, handheld, at reduced power (don’t remember exactly)

(shutter 1/200 | ƒ/32 (effective after TC) | ISO:100 | tripod)

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~ από sinano στο Τετάρτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου, 2014.

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