Pollen – extreme macro

The Helleborus flower I photographed yesterday is a very good candidate for shooting the pollen in extreme macro. Hence I used my Sony A6000 with Leica Focotar-2 50mm F4.5 lens at F5.6 mounted on a macro bellows, to get these images. Lighting was with 365nm UV torches to give UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF).

Macro of Hellebores pollen
Macro of Hellebores pollen
100% crop
100% crop
Extreme macro of pollen
Extreme macro of pollen
100% crop
100% crop

As you can see, there is a lot of detail captured with this setup – evidence that the Leica Focotar-2 is an excellent lens. The extreme macro was at least 4 to 5:1, as the camera body was between 22 to 28cm away from the lens.

Boon