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by brentbristol
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Egg Papilio machaon update I & update II
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Egg Papilio machaon update I & update II

So nicely done! Your patience really paid off!
by brentbristol
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Amongst Sunflowers
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Amongst Sunflowers

Found quite a few interesting critters amongst wild sunflowers in Ft Collins Colorado yesterday. All of the following images are single frames: Camera: Canon 7D MK II Lens: Canon MPE65 1X-5X at 1X Flash: Canon MT-24EX Diffusers: Ian McConnachie's vacuum molded diffusers Bombylius species Bee Fly: 1X...
by brentbristol
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hoverfly
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Re: Hoverfly

Wonderful fine and delicate detail. Any idea what the little blue bits are? Looks like residue of some kind. I was able to view the full size image with no issues.
by brentbristol
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bumblebee mandible with golden hairs
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Bumblebee mandible with golden hairs

Thanks, Dassi. Yes, detail is a strong part of what attracts me in this field. When I started doing macro photography, over 50 years ago, I dreamed of making pictures like these but had no idea how to do it. Then I learned about the physical limits imposed by diffraction, and I feared that the task...
by brentbristol
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle

Thanks Mark, the habits of live ambush type critters is certainly a better fit with stacking than most.
MarkSturtevant wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:56 am
These are cool little bugs, with interesting textures. They also tend to sit very still for long periods, and so are good subjects. You can even focus stack a live one, as you show nicely here.
by brentbristol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle

Thank you Rik, it has been awhile since I posted anything, so a bit rusty.

Best Regards,
Brent
rjlittlefield wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:50 am
Nice!

BTW, I admin-edited your post to replace img tags with url , so as to be functional links instead of broken images.

--Rik
by brentbristol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Jagged Ambush Bug On Thistle

Living specimen brought indoors and subsequently released. Canon 7D Mark II Canon MPE-65 1x-5x @ 2X f5.6 10 sec exposures, iso 100 Cognysis Stackshot @ 150 micron spacing 50150076343_41a9c9af3d_c.jpg Full size open in separate window: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentbristolsr/50150076343/in/datep...
by brentbristol
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hourglass of black widow spider
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Wow! Just Wow!
by brentbristol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 2nd try
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

This is not as good as physically cleaning the sensor, but there are software options for automating the removal of dust spots from images. I have only used it with canon dpp4, but found that there is a similar capability using the Nikon Capture image processing software (Image Dust Off). https://ww...
by brentbristol
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Loxophyllum killing and eating
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Fascinating!
by brentbristol
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Snail on black plastic sheet
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Simultaneously interesting and beautiful!
by brentbristol
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macro set
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

A great series of images! I especially like the spider with it's prey!
by brentbristol
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Male mosquito
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Wow! This is quite beautiful as well as interesting!
by brentbristol
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rat Tale
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

LOL, I recently had to encase my outdoor internet cable run in conduit because of rats!
by brentbristol
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Layers in broken metal
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Interesting study. The history of a thing can be more interesting than the thing itself.