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by lauriek
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Microsculpture - The Insect Portraits Of Levon Biss
Replies: 11
Views: 4754

Great work there. And man what a beast of a printer!!
by lauriek
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: ID help, scale insects?
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Nice one, thanks man! I thought the white stuff looked more like it was a sort of extrusion than the actual insect itself!
by lauriek
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: ID help, scale insects?
Replies: 2
Views: 813

ID help, scale insects?

I've thought things were scale insects before and been wrong, so I'm not at all sure about these. From a close look at these leaves, even with a small loupe, these appear to be like little tiny white grubs. Closer up as photographed here, not so much, the little brown things look like scale insects,...
by lauriek
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Move focus ring or camera, when taking stacks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Yep the software should take this into account. Certainly Zerene does. One thing to watch out for - either start off at the back, or check your back/front framing before starting and ensure you have a bit of space on the tightest shots, as those may be cropped slightly to compensate for the framing ...
by lauriek
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 12 shot in this stack taken in hand of a chilled wasp
Replies: 14
Views: 2992

Another thing to consider, I've had quite a few people say to me words to the effect that my pictures have made them Think about insects in a rather different way. I like to think by sacrificing one Hornet, I've saved quite a few more... (Bad example because that Hornet was actually injured and coul...
by lauriek
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Second stack attempt.
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

You should definitely try that, open up the telephoto rear lens and stop down the reversed 50, f5.6 or even a whisker higher f-stop is probably a good starting point for this sort of magnification. For more magnification open up the front lens even more, although be aware if it's a standard 50 it pr...
by lauriek
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Photo of Ploum
Replies: 205
Views: 99500

These are without question some of the nicest micro mineral shots I've seen.

Your rig works great, regardless of what it looks like. (And what really matters, what your rig looks like or what your pictures look like?) :)
by lauriek
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lace Bug (Tingidae)
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Lace Bug (Tingidae)

I've not been shooting much lately but I had to dust off the rig for this little fella that landed on my phone last night while I was chilling in the garden. I've never seen one of these before, in many hours, days, weeks of bug hunting, then one lands on my phone..... http://www.photomacrography.ne...
by lauriek
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Olympus Bioscapes 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

That definitely reads as corporate speak for - it is no more. Sad...
by lauriek
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Olympus Bioscapes 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

Hmm, doesn't bode well. You've always been able to enter earlier than this before iirc. I hope it carries on, looking at the numbers here, if I could squeeze two more images into the finals I could theoretically move up from equal 16th to equal 9th in terms of total images through to the finals! :) ...
by lauriek
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Wanted: numerous- stackshot or linear stage plus lenses.
Replies: 17
Views: 4079

Of course with photography everything is swings and balances. You gain working distance with a 150/200mm macro lens but you're more prone to camera shake and you lose the ability to easily (and significantly) increase magnification by adding cheap extension tubes
by lauriek
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Birch tree Nutlet
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Gah, missed this, I would have got this one! (well not the species!)

I shook some out from a ripe seedhead a couple of months ago from the silver birch in our garden

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurie-kn ... otostream/
by lauriek
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Great British Bioscience Image Competition voting open
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

Great British Bioscience Image Competition voting open

This competition is now through to the voting stage

http://bbsrc2014.picturk.com/

I'm not gonna lie, I have a picture in the final stage and I'd really appreciate your votes, but I don't expect you to vote for my picture if you think another one is better! Please go check out the finalists
by lauriek
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetle eye, 20x
Replies: 19
Views: 2969

Me too..
by lauriek
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What are these - quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Reminded me of this story I read a while back;

http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/25/duprat.php