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by leonardturner
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bug
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Bug

An interesting study, nicely done and presented. I envy your array of optics!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: "Flies" from various orders
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: "Flies" from various orders

A very nice collection of flies. The sawtooth larvae doing a pole dance gave me a smile. Well done!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wooly Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Wooly Bear

I had seen this guy for a couple of days stretched out on the concrete and unmoving, maybe having gotten a too-early jump on spring. Thinking him perhaps dead, I picked him up and brought him inside to have a look. Not only was he very much alive, but in the warmer temperature and having been moved ...
by leonardturner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bump-and-spine structures on elytra of a different darkling beetle, Eleodes novoverruculus
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Bump-and-spine structures on elytra of a different darkling beetle, Eleodes novoverruculus

Great follow-up of an interesting post. The stereo and last shot are most striking; the difficult work-flow really paid off on this one.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Last survivor of the great flood
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Last survivor of the great flood

My thanks to all three of you. My pre-posting evaluation was insufficient, and I am now quite convinced that this is an earwig, likely a young one.

I appreciate your help and comments!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Last survivor of the great flood
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Last survivor of the great flood

Rik, not a very good one, but here's what I've got. Same specimen.

Leonard

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by leonardturner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Last survivor of the great flood
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Last survivor of the great flood

Coming across a brass hose nozzle partially imbedded in the soil recently, I tried to run water through it without success. A small dowel cleared the impaction, but to my surprise and dismay, resulted in a mass of highly active critters running around my work space. From a look at their representati...
by leonardturner
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Honey bee eye
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Honey bee eye

The canopy of photography/processing covers a broad area embracing many specific purposes and uses. While not providing maximal nuance or a platform for comparative analysis, I can easily see how this type of image would serve the purpose for which you produced it quite well. Impactful, and nicely d...
by leonardturner
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assassins in training
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Assassins in training

Thanks, Mark. They did respond well to the backlit situation. Insofar as clutch-naming, it has just occurred to me that if a big adult nailed you with that military-grade proboscis you might be tempted to refer to the group as "An Abomination of Assassins", but I've always been a sucker for allitera...
by leonardturner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assassins in training
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Assassins in training

_DSC2275WCDen.jpg People have long found it amusing and sometimes descriptive to label groups of non-humans with titles: A Murder of Crows. A Covey of Quail. An Ostentation of Peacocks. So what could we call a congregation of assassin bugs? A Homicide? An Assault? An Assignation? Having thought abo...
by leonardturner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida

I very much like your first image, and am surprised that you got such a good result with direct flash without diffusion. I am not familiar with Akashi objectives, but in general an infinity objective requires a tube or intermediate lens whereas a non-infinity objective can be used without. The tube ...
by leonardturner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetles from my collection
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Beetles from my collection

An excellently arranged and attractive presentation.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spiders up to something
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Spiders up to something

A very interesting collection, Mark. I particularly like the pirate and crab spider images. And we think the world on our scale is dangerous and chaotic--

Leonard
by leonardturner
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 3-clawed foot of a cobweb spider
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: 3-clawed foot of a cobweb spider

An elegant presentation, focusing attention variously on the joys available to those with curious minds, the boggling power of the evolutionary process, the effectiveness of images in clarifying a process, and the rational limitation of investigation of single subjects. Nice pictures, too. Thanks! L...
by leonardturner
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Poverty grass spikelet
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Poverty grass spikelet

Arcane, interesting, and beautifully photographed!