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by A-PeeR
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Doing better with the Oly... and tripod.
Replies: 13
Views: 3841

Excellent work Antonio. I've been eyeballing used OMD's in particular the EM5-II and EM10-II.

The EM-10 II has in camera stacking utility but it doesn't stack the images into a final output, correct?

Best regards - William
by A-PeeR
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A successful ambush
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

These are well done... Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
by A-PeeR
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Cuckoo's at Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 12818

This is a beautiful image! Nikon D850 Sigma 150 Macro 45 Image field stack on tripod rig Was this shot with the D850's built-in focus stacking using the motor in the lens, or with some sort of rail device? Thanks Rik, Capture was done with the in camera stacking utility/lens motor. It takes some pr...
by A-PeeR
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Cuckoo's at Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 12818

Re: Cuckoo wasps

Olympusman wrote:Nice find and nice photo.

Mike
Thank you Mike...
by A-PeeR
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Cuckoo's at Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 12818

That's a nice scene. Are their eyes always like that? Thanks Chris, Yes, I believe their eyes are always like that. Here is an image of a solitary Cuckoo I photographed a while back. It will give you a closer look at the peeper ;-) http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3217_sleeping_bee__sm...
by A-PeeR
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Cuckoo's at Sunrise
Replies: 15
Views: 12818

Cuckoo's at Sunrise

Sunrise on Buffalo Bayou mid November 2018, a group of male Coelioxys still asleep awaiting the morning sun for energy. One of my favorite bees to photograph, since Hurricane Harvey I am finding large groups of these bees. Pre storm, I was lucky to stumble across one or two on a hike. Looking forwar...
by A-PeeR
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My first of this season
Replies: 11
Views: 3080

I think these look quite good as well. Oly's take a bit getting used to. Once you do boy do they sing a lovely tune. Personally, If I was interested in detail I would do everything I could to keep ISO at 200 and if I really had to push it maybe 400. One of the big limiters of the camera is the senso...
by A-PeeR
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonfly.
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

Lovely subject and capture...
by A-PeeR
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Fine Young Cannibal
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

MarkSturtevant wrote:Nice! Good to remember that these delicate-looking insects are really predators.
Thank you Mark, predators indeed. I like to watch them in the spring when the gnats, small flies and mosquitos first come out. Not uncommon to see a damsel catch 10 to 15 in an hour.

Best regards - William
by A-PeeR
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Fine Young Cannibal
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

I think you did spectacularly well to get that shot! These guys don't exaclty betray a lot of emotion, do they, but the eye of the victim here is telling. Well done! Thanks Chris - I felt very fortunate to have captured the moment. Yes the eye is telling as are the legs folding - as in utter defeat...
by A-PeeR
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Fine Young Cannibal
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

A Fine Young Cannibal

I have been photographing Damselflies for a few years now and have seen my fair share of territorial defenses. One damselfly defending hunting airspace. This ends with the dominant damsel chasing the intruder off and returning to its perch. I witnessed something I have never seen before. The intrude...
by A-PeeR
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Green Lynx on the Bayou
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Green Lynx on the Bayou

Went to a retention basin with high hopes. I was a few days late as it had been mowed down. Oh well, I'll revisit it in a few weeks. I decided to hit the bayou footpath near the water. Typically, there are less subjects but it's a lot cooler in the thicket. I happened across a Green Lynx Spider. In ...
by A-PeeR
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Patience
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Heck of a rig there Saul. A camo diffuser, I can't say I've ever seen that before, very nice... What are your thoughts on the SLIK Tripod?
by A-PeeR
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Macro Shots from the Past Few Weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 851

More Macro Shots from the Past Few Weeks

Last year I had a chance to photograph mating Delta beetles and I blew it big time - over exposed and out of focus. Having a year to mull over my miscue and hundreds of more photos under my belt I was better prepared this year. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3217_delta_beetles_mating_...
by A-PeeR
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Misc. Critters From the Past Couple Weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Rik, Sorry about the posting so many images at once. The past few weekends were conducive for macro and I forgot about the limits. Won't happen again and I'll repost the other in different threads. Cable has become an interesting field studio. All sorts of critters call it home. Dragon flies perch o...