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by scitch
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)
Replies: 21
Views: 35860

Re: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)

This is a horsehair worm that I recovered from inside of a Jerusalem Cricket several years ago. I ended up sending it to a university in Arizona who studies these things. They sent me a kit to preserve it and mail it to them. The logo for their lab was a profile of a cricket with a spiral coming out...
by scitch
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Parasites

My daughter is doing a science fair project comparing the genomes of insects collected in a nature reserve (with permission) with insects collected at a site with lots of human impact. Part of the project is getting an ID (down to Order) for the insects. When IDing some of the specimens under a diss...
by scitch
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Chironomidae - Dansmug.
Replies: 20
Views: 14946

This has my vote for the image of the month. Amazing, artistic.
by scitch
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: fly & flash
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Wow, that looks excellent. I really enjoy seeing compound eyes.
by scitch
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Velvet Ant
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Velvet Ant

This is a stack of a velvet ant which is actually a wingless wasp. This one was small compared to others I've seen (~8 mm). It was a quick stack without any posing or cleaning. It is pinned in position now and I'll probably do another stack after cleaning. This is a stack of 82 images taken with a C...
by scitch
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ladybug Pupa
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Ladybug Pupa

This is my first stack in over a year. Here's a Zerene stack of 54 images of a ladybug pupa on a leaf. It's about 3x, slight cropping and a little clean up and color adjustment in PS. Images are taken with a Canon T3i with an MPE65. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1112_LadybugPupaS_1.j...
by scitch
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Earwig and grass hopper study study
Replies: 19
Views: 14618

I would definitely love to see a screen capture video of your touch-up procedure. That could be extremely educational.

Mike
by scitch
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Colorful Spider
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Here's another pose . . . This one is at 4x

Image
by scitch
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Colorful Spider
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Colorful Spider

Although the prep was terrible, I just wanted to see this spider up close. Very cool colors and textures. This is 97 images shot with an MPE65 at about 3X and cropped a little. The stack was Zerene PMAX and photoshop used to crop and auto tone. I might try to pose it better and re-shoot. What kind o...
by scitch
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: 3D scan of fly head
Replies: 28
Views: 15090

If one of these could be converted to .stl file type, I have two 3D printers that I could put to work printing one out.
by scitch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: TEDx presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

What did you think? I'm no expert, but I hope I got across the passion for the hobby. It'll be on YouTube soon and they'll probably edit some of that stuff out.

Mike
by scitch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: TEDx presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

TEDx presentation

in about 10 minutes, I'll be doing a presentation about focus stacking that will be streamed online here. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6896 ... ts/2566077

mike
by scitch
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Unk. Spider
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Unk. Spider

This spider has a pattern similar to a black widow on its abdomen, but it's brown. Any ideas what type of spider it is? It was captured in Southern California. This is a stack of about 53 images in Zerene with MPE65, T3i, and stackshot set at .08 mm. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/111...
by scitch
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large bee
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Large bee

Here's a stack of 42 images with MPE65 and T3i at 1.5X. PMax stack in Zerene and cleaned up and resized in PS CS6.

Image

Mike
by scitch
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First post: house fly with 4X objective
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

The quality looks good. Work on the lighting and the quality will sky-rocket.

Nice first effort.

Mike