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by Pete
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombylius ID, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Thanks Mike, we have 3 different types on the pulmonaria flowers presently.
In addition to the Dark edged, there's a completely jet black furred, and a pale gold furred type that looks iridescent when the sun hits it.

Pete
by Pete
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombylius ID, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Bombylius ID, please?

Image

Got it! Thanks for your help..............

Pete
by Pete
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombylius ID, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Bombylius ID, please?

I would like some help with this, please, but I keep getting a "Filesize exceeds limit" message.
The pixel size of my image is 1000 x 850, which should be OK.

Pete
by Pete
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro lens on Nikon D850
Replies: 0
Views: 963

Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro lens on Nikon D850

Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but Sigma offer a firmware upgrade for this lens to enable autofocus in liveview, and focus shift modes (ie auto focus stacking) with the D850. This also works fine when using the lens with it's 1.4x converter, and the results are excellent. https://www.s...
by Pete
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bee identification, please, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Thanks for your help.....I'm going with Bombus Hypnorum.
It's probably just a variation with a less obvious white tail.

Pete
by Pete
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bee identification, please, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Yes but scanty.....not as obvious as a standard whitetail.

Pete
by Pete
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bee identification, please, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Bee identification, please, anyone?

Image

Another rescuee from the pond after drying him/her out..........quite bushy and not one I've seen before.
Can anyone help with identification, please? Location was UK south coast area.

Pete
by Pete
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR Macro + TC-14 E ll
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR Macro + TC-14 E ll

Thanks for your reply............I haven't tried it in anger yet, I just put it on to see if it de-graded the image noticeably.
If it focuses reliably, it will be a useful combination.
The lens alone is tack-sharp.

Pete
by Pete
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR Macro + TC-14 E ll
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Nikkor 105mm F2.8 VR Macro + TC-14 E ll

According to the Nikon lens compatibility chart, the TC-14 E ll will work with the 105 VR macro, but without autofocus.

I just tried mine on for the first time, and the autofocus (and everything else) works fine.........
:smt017

Pete
by Pete
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Affinity Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

Affinity Photo

I just bought this for it's focus stacking facility and after a very short learning curve, I'm impressed with it overall as a photo processing app. Is anyone else out there using it? I just tried to upload a photo to illustrate this, but I'm getting "Filesize exceeds limit" despite the shot being on...
by Pete
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mite in the morning
Replies: 0
Views: 981

Mite in the morning

A bunch of these little guys were mooching about on the table as I breakfasted in the garden this morning. I took a shot hand held by available light (bright sun) using an Oshiro 60mm f2.8 macro 2:1 lens on a D810, F11 ish, iso 2500. As the sun came round, they were heading for the shadows as fast a...
by Pete
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Coup de gras...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Syrphus Rubesii

Yes, you're correct.......I zoomed in a bit on the original shot and compared it with another SR, and it's clearly meant to be there!!

Pete
by Pete
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Coup de gras...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Coup de gras...........

I bent to sniff my favourite rose............. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6488__DSC6243_2.jpg And it looks as though this poor guy was carrying a parasitic mite on his thorax. I haven't noticed a "hump" like this on this particular type of hoverfly before, and over the years, I've...
by Pete
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Oshiro 60mm 2:1 macro lens
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Oshiro 60mm 2:1 macro lens

This is an interesting lens that punches a bit above it's £128 weight............ Attached are a couple of shots at 2:1, one as is, and, for a laugh, one with a PK-13 extension tube. Camera is Nikon D810. To give an idea of scale, the balance wheel bearing jewel is approx 1.0mm diameter. Being fully...