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Tree Fungii

By Backabit      
No so much an exercise in photographic excellence as in photographic survival.

This is shot on a Nikon 610 but the lens ( Nikon 55mm 3.5 Micro ) started out in life with me on a Nikon F4 and a FM and with adapters has been used on Panasonic and Fuji Cameras before now being introduced back to its original family.

I bought it in a closing down sale in a very old school camera shop in the late 1980s when it was somewhere over 20 years old. It was in a heap of stuff in a basket together with filters, ancient flash guns, other lenses and defunct bodies for scrap. " Offer over 5." the note on the basket said.We settled at I think 10, the battered dented scratched body and dust ridden dulled elements seemed to appeal like a sad dog in a rescue home.

I took it home cleaned a heap of dust off the elements reclothed it in a nice smart rear cap and a lens cap . To my surprise under a thick layer of grime the lens itself was crystal clear and the focus was buttery smooth .

It still is and it still gives pleasure.

Tags: Fungii Wildlife and nature

Voters: debu, JohnDyer, alfpics and 33 more

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viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2020 6:49PM
A superb mono macro. The fungi are a great find and the light from above shows the detail so well. Your old lens has done you proud.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
22 Sep 2020 9:16PM
The composition's not so dusty, either...
24 Sep 2020 9:29PM
Cracking shot.

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