(5 pics) – A change from birds, some red fungi …
The image above was taken with the Olympus 75-300 f4.8-6.7 II ED MSC lens about 120cm away at 300mm. Below is the same fungi but I used the wide angle Laowa 7.5mm f2.0 about 5cm away from the fungi.
I used the OM-1 but they are single shots and not focus stacked – the Laowa is manual focus only but has a great depth of focus. While the fungi was pretty small, these images above are better referred to as close-ups rather than macro.
It was a bit of an experiment just to see what the 300mm was capable of for close-ups, even with the OM-1’s great image stabilization, it is a challenge holding the lens still enough for close shots like this.
The following two shots of another fungi were taken recently with the Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro lens. These images are made up of 15 photos – each at different focal points “stacked” or layered together in camera to increase the area in focus in the image because the depth of focus is so shallow.
And lastly, here’s a surprise! My friendly garden Gnome Graham has grown his own fungi, I caught him out and about watering it. This photo is truly not a set-up, it’s how I found them 😀
Thanks for visiting, always be open to changing your perspective on things 😀