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by SteveGreen1953
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a reliable optical slave
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Personally, when working in a studio environment with stationary or slow moving subjects I much prefer studio strobes. They have considerably more power, consistent recycle rates, and there’s no worry about batteries dying. However, when capturing images of items being destroyed by my air-cannon the...
by SteveGreen1953
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus)
Replies: 24
Views: 26601

Very nicely done. Bravo!!! =D>
by SteveGreen1953
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 41 Reasons why NOT to date a photographer.
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

It takes some looking, but on the far right side of the screen there’s an “X” to turn off the pop-up ad.
by SteveGreen1953
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Mosquito
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Nicely done!
by SteveGreen1953
Fri May 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Pm.net member snic320 in Photo Blog article
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Nicely done Nicolas!
by SteveGreen1953
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Found an old enlarger lens, any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Steve,

A small dab of flat black on a lens (or mirror) flaw will prevent dispersion. I have used this technique many times and it always worked well for me.

Gene
That’s good to know.

Thank you, Steve
by SteveGreen1953
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Found an old enlarger lens, any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Great idea Ray, Come to think of it, I did see images from a 14-24 where the front element was smashed and it was amazing how good the images were Regards, Gary I saw the same article and it was indeed amazing just how good the photos were from a lens with that much damage. With that thought in min...
by SteveGreen1953
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Where to find Zerene stacker for windows 32bit
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

Rik, you are clearly a gentleman.
by SteveGreen1953
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: 10x objective advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

I took Rik’s advice (thank you Rik) and bought the finite Nikon. But, if you feel the need to order from this vendor there’s another objective that might work: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-10X-PLAN-Achromatic-OBJECTIVE-Lens-METALLURGICAL-MICROSCOPES-/220913739267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336f...
by SteveGreen1953
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: a couple of dragons handheld in natural light
Replies: 7
Views: 969

I’m lucky to get a single decent photo handheld at 1/60, and a stack isn’t even a possibility. Nicely done! =D>
by SteveGreen1953
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: how to hold small bugs??
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

I use acupuncture needles (mainly because they’re easy to find on ebay.) The most common diameter is .25mm, but a quick look reveals .18 .22 .25 and .3 with lengths from 13mm to 50mm. The ones I have are 50mm long of which 25mm is wrapped with what looks like copper wire for a grip.
by SteveGreen1953
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: how to hold small bugs??
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

I use a bit of glue on the tip of the needle.
by SteveGreen1953
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Plastic "ribbon"
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

Without your explanation I would never have guessed that these were shavings.

Nicely done!
by SteveGreen1953
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumper spider
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

That's a nice photo. I like it very much!

I hope to one day be able to do such an image. =D>
by SteveGreen1953
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: BUG'atti
Replies: 3
Views: 5320

Nicely done! =D>