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My first UVIVF: eggs, lichens, mosses and flowers

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#1 microbat52

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 21:58

Hi everyone! I have been looking at your posts to learn UVIVF and get ideas of subject matters.

These are my first attempts, I am quite pleased with the results!

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The eggs I saw 3 posts in here and they blew my mind so I wanted to give it a go, I had no idea they glowed red!

Then lichens and moss from my local park. I am amazed by the lichen and I am going to go get more specimens tomorrow.

And then finally I think its a type of viburnum but please correct me.

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#2 Stefano

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 22:23

Nice photos. What is your setup? Torch, camera, lens...

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#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 22:24

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Nice work!

Please tell us what gear and lighting you are using? We always enjoy learning how members make their photos.

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#4 microbat52

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 22:51

My setup is very.... Lets say low cost!
But its perfect for me :)

Panasonic lumix tmz100 ( bridge camera, this is my only expensive item)
+4 or +10 "closeup filters" to simulate macro.
Cheap mini tripod ( one of those with the bendy legs for phones and gopros)
The torch is a cheap torch I must have got on amazon years ago, it says LE as the brand. Id say its around 365nm since its less violet than the 395nm ones, but I cant be sure.
And then a ZWB2 I stuck on the torch with gorilla tape :D, not perfect but it makes such a difference!

Thanks for the link!

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#5 dabateman

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 22:55

Great photos. The last is my favorite. The pop of the flowers with the background is nice.

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:18

Very nice examples & processing microbat52

#7 Cadmium

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:49

Microbat, Beautiful photos, very colorful! :smile:

#8 Bernard Foot

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:55

Absolutely brilliant, esp. for a first attempt. Lichen/moss looks like a promising subject. It would be interesting to see visible light shots for comparison.
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#9 microbat52

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 12:14

View PostBernard Foot, on 05 December 2020 - 09:55, said:

Absolutely brilliant, esp. for a first attempt. Lichen/moss looks like a promising subject. It would be interesting to see visible light shots for comparison.

Oh yes, I should do that!
Thanks :)

#10 microbat52

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 20:23

did some more today!
This is so much fun! So glad I can enjoy the miserable+dark+cold+pandemic.
Please feel free to correct me if I misidentified anything

Bark from some sort of connifer cedar-ey tree. Crazy stuff.
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Mahonia, wasnt expecting the closed flowers to glow red
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Honeysuckle
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Some type of dandelions
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Hope you enjoy :)

#11 microbat52

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 20:30

And my setup

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#12 Øivind Tøien

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 23:50

+1 to the comments above. Very nice, you seem to have an eye for finding interesting targets. UVIVF is sure a lot of fun.
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#13 Andy Perrin

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 06:31

My favorite was the bark!