Topic: Kiron 105 & Reversed Schneider HM40: Chocolate Flakes and Lollipops

Having served up a diet of lemon chocolate and liquorice, I now offer a little more eye candy from my pet Stemonitis.

Some of these images feature some old colonies, presumably for earlier this year, on the same piece of wood as the live colony. Others are of high magnification (ca x6) detail of the live colony, with crosseye stereo.

The first three are at 13h after the initial lemon stage. The first of these was through the Kiron 105mm at f16, the others through the reversed Schneider HM40mm at f16.

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Here are three more from 16h, daylight exposure, all though Kiron 105mm

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Finally, here are four from 22h, all with the reversed Schneider HM40mm lens and daylight exposure. The first two show links# between the tubes*, holding the whole colony together.

*Sporangia, a generic term used for the spore containing bodies of various ferns, fungi, etc.

# It was when investigating these links in various descriptions that I realised that this species is is not Stemonitis axifera but S. flavogenita. However, the two species are so variable that I must investigate further.

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All shots were hand-held, with support from the table.

Harold

Re: Kiron 105 & Reversed Schneider HM40: Chocolate Flakes and Lollipops

Beauty In Senescence: With Backlit Images

The Stemonitis fruiting bodies (Sporangia) had shed most of their spores and were collapsing into a tangled heap.

By moving the two fill flashes around, to the sides and/or behind (main flash on L-bracket), I was able to show some of the fine structures.The first image is with the Kiron 105mm at f16. the remainder are with my reversed Schneider HM40, at f16, on the Kiron x1.5 TC, giving a FOV 6mm wide. Some cropping has been done for composition purposes.

This, fourth set completes the story of the development, ripening and death (apart from the viable spores) of these slime mould fruiting bodies. This organism is closer to animals than to plants.

Harold

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Re: Kiron 105 & Reversed Schneider HM40: Chocolate Flakes and Lollipops

These are not anymore chocolate flakes ,  rather diamonds and jewelry !
Beautiful unexpected images , Harold , after the first " chocolate" pictures .

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Kiron 105 & Reversed Schneider HM40: Chocolate Flakes and Lollipops

ikonpeter wrote:

These are not anymore chocolate flakes ,  rather diamonds and jewelry !
Beautiful unexpected images , Harold , after the first " chocolate" pictures .

Thanks, Peter.

I must confess to turning the brightness down and the contrast up for these.

Harold