Depth of Pearl
These four 5:1 macro shots are of a piece of shell that is cut into a leaf shape, but of no obvious function. It is one of the few remaining shots from the Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens that I rented a few weeks ago. To find out more about the lens look at the first of these posts.
What I find interesting about these images is that are each focused just a bit deeper into the shell’s slightly transparent surface, showing different details. I am sure that these different textures at different depths below the surface account for the shimmery nature of mother of pearl when moving in the light. In the image above it is cool how it looks like a water eroded landscape seen from the air. In all the pictures the diagonal stripe rising out of the lower right corner is a groove cut into the surface of the ‘leaf’.
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Canon 5Dii, Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens, ISO100, f-8, 1/3rd (No 1), 2.5 seconds (No 2), 1/5th (No.s 3 and 4)