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Irwin Lightstone

United kingdom
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Irwin Lightstone


Cultivation and Mail Sale
of Cacti and Succulents.


Hi, my name is Irwin Lightstone. I am a serious photographer of cacti and succulents and have a large collection of photographs, primarily macro. . I am attaching several images so that you can see the quality of my work. Thanks.

Irwin Lightstone

In this page you can see a brief selection of photos  from the http://www.radiantimagesphotography.net/-/radiantimagesphotography .

Consequential Blues
Pilosocereus magnificus
 taken in the very early morning using a Sigma 105mm macro, f8, with multiple images with differing focal points composited with Helicon software

Haworthia cooperii
taken during late afternoon, Canon A2 with Sigma 180mm at arproximately f32, Velvia

Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus
Photo taken in my front yard in late afternoon, Rodenstock 75mm dx2 lens mounted on a bellows unit f5.6. Multiple images with different focal point composited with Helicon software. Artifacts Photoshopped.

Schlumbergera truncata

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv. Hibotan nishichi
Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Irwin Lightstone. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.

Echinocereus triglochidiatus  The Magnification of Hope
Stigma detail taken in my yard before sunset with a Canon mpe 65mm at f4.5 at about 3.25x lifesize, muliple images composited with Helicon software. Artifacts, such as some minor fringing was removed with photohop. The green stigma was about the size of a small grain of rice

Amongst Old Friends
This old cactus has a name as stately as its flowers:
Parodia magnifica.
Succesive "identical" images with a different focal point are composited with the assistence of Helicon software to obtain greater clarity and sharpness. Polaroid filter used to contol amount of sheen on the satiny flower petals. Panagor 55mm macro lens at f8, adapter to Canon Body. Once a year, this plant graces my greenhouse with its spectacular blooms.

Mammillaria plumosa
taken in my greenhouse with a Sigma 105mm at f8, multiple images composited using Helicon software

Echinocereus rigidissimus
Spine detail

Poignant reminder - ID: 2023189  Irwin  Lightstone
Escobaria vivipara

Mammillaria (Mamilopsis) senilis.

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Photo & copyright by Irwin Lightstone http://www.radiantimagesphotography.net

Other galleries:
Alphabetical listing of the plants pictures.
Alphabetical list
Cactus spines
Cactus spines

Crested forms of cactus
Your photo - cactus pics form collectors and friends.
Pics from collectors and friends
Cactus curiosities
Curious photo from our plants
Macro-photo of cactus and animals
Animals and cactus
Cultivars and unusual  monstrous form of cacti
Monstrous & cultivars

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