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by gabedamien
Sat May 08, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Charlie featured on strobist.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

I just saw this and headed over here to see if anyone else had posted it! Haha, beat me to the punch. Charlie, always fun to get some insight into your modus operandi.
by gabedamien
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The top of this raindrop is missing!
Replies: 16
Views: 2860

The first time I ever saw the Ballerina illusion I struggled to see anything except clockwise. Now however I can see her going clockwise or counter-clockwise with a small effort to "switch" between perceptions. It helps to look at her outstretched leg and imagine it going "in front - behind - in fro...
by gabedamien
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Anthidium bee "spines"
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Re: Anthidium bee "spines"

Charles Krebs wrote:This is so horribly photographed that I was initially too embarrassed to post it :oops:
Charles, your "embarrassments" are better than anything I've done so far :roll:. Oh well, you know what they say about getting to Carnegie Hall...

You're right though - very interesting!
by gabedamien
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large midge?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Thanks! Charlie's submission certainly puts mine in its place. :lol: What an amazing eye!
by gabedamien
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large midge?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Large midge?

Hello, This is a disappointing capture, I know - the subject gave me one single attempt before flying away. However, I thought I'd swallow my pride and share anyway. It's on the other side of my bedroom window, backlit by the sun. Perhaps this forum's very knowledgeable membership can tell me what k...
by gabedamien
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Stingers of paper wasp and honeybee (new image added)
Replies: 16
Views: 23829

Fascinating and beautiful photos, thanks for posting! I shudder to recall what both of these actually feel like. :o
by gabedamien
Thu May 28, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Walking on water?
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

Beautiful. How do you guys do it? The only jumpers I (rarely) find are not willing models. Maybe Connecticut just doesn't breed the most confident of jumping spiders? :lol:
by gabedamien
Sat May 02, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leads on the Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO (EF mount)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Thanks Chris. I did mean something south of that $1300 figure since it seems easy enough to find them at that price on eBay, but the notice is appreciated.
by gabedamien
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leads on the Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO (EF mount)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Leads on the Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO (EF mount)?

Hello all, Since learning of the Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 APO Macro, especially the EF-mount version, I've found myself irrationally drawn to it. Perhaps it is just the frustration of knowing that it cost a mere $550 a scant couple of years ago, and now it goes for $1300 on eBay. Whatever the reason,...
by gabedamien
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Heavenly Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 930

A truly interesting lens, but it is my understanding that most mirror lenses have odd bokeh. A few sample photos I saw indicate that this Tamron doesn't completely escape physics in that regard. But 1:2.5 at 1.1m in such a relatively small lens is pretty great, imagine stalking butterflies with that!
by gabedamien
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Canon 17mm & 24mm Tilt & Shift Lenses
Replies: 16
Views: 3736

Markus, The "shift" can correct (or distort) perspective without angling the lens - good for photographing tall buildings, for example. The "tilt" is also very special though... like the movements on a view camera, it allows you to change the focal plane. Instead of focus being defined by how far or...
by gabedamien
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Canon 17mm & 24mm Tilt & Shift Lenses
Replies: 16
Views: 3736

Can't wait to see what kinds of crazy photos people make with a 17mm tilt-shift. The objective looks like a snowglobe!

As a very budget-conscious amateur, there is virtually zero chance I will ever own that particular lens. Having a moderately wide TS one day is a long-term goal though.
by gabedamien
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Natural Optics: Seeing Things From A Different Point Of View
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Well, horseshoe crabs and arachnids are both chelicerata. They are closely related.

I never knew they had 10 eyes (even on the tail!) though. Neat.
by gabedamien
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis)
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

The lighting is great - any flashes?
by gabedamien
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Hello all, & tip for Castel-L macro rail deal(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Hello all, & tip for Castel-L macro rail deal(s)

Hello everyone. This is my first post here although I have been lurking for a short while. I am only beginning my foray into macro photography; I may post photos as my macro portfolio expands. I don't know if it would be terribly bad form for my first post to be a deal tip, but I wanted to point out...