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by ChrisR
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Collagen
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Collagen

Beautiful - tick
interesting - tick
Thanks! :).
by ChrisR
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia campestris
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Rhingia campestris

"The Heineken fly is a common hoverfly found along hedgerows, in gardens and at woodland edges. Adults feed on the nectar of flowers like White Dead-nettle and Red Dead-nettle, and the larvae live and feed in animal dung." "Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach." - but that's the bee...
by ChrisR
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus NeoSplan 80 / 0.75 Ulwd
Replies: 22
Views: 4635

Re: Olympus NeoSplan 80 / 0.75 Ulwd

Too much? Looking at ebay it's not bad - I wouldn't want to sell one for less!
There aren't any 80x in my search results though.
NA 0.75 and 4mm WD is a rare combination to find, I think.
by ChrisR
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

As this section is for image galleries, description of the reflector has been split to "Technique and Technical Discussion" HERE
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Conjugating Mougeotia viridis - filamentous algae
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Conjugating Mougeotia viridis - filamentous algae

As others have said - great, thanks for posting these.
by ChrisR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Complication of Crane Flies
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: A Complication of Crane Flies

Oh that's nice! Prefer it uncropped - flaunt those legs!
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Pixel shift vs no shift example
Replies: 25
Views: 1217

Re: Pixel shift vs no shift example

There's something of a parallel with stitched images. We all know it works to give hi res images not just panoramas, and it's fun. How often do we use it?
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: meta equipment choices in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2500

Re: meta equipment choices in 2021

Definitely will admit to having Gear Acquisition Syndrome :mrgreen: I understand what you're saying though - a high MP sensor will not necessarily make my images any better if I don't have good technique and lighting, and requires better optics and more storage / computing power. I decided to incre...
by ChrisR
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: meta equipment choices in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2500

Re: meta equipment choices in 2021

You all said to go for more pixels - With respect, you have misread. If want to multiply your budget by 3 or many more, and spend a while getting everything else right, then perhaps spend more time peeping at pixels rather than producing useful images - the answer is yes. Go for the highest number ...
by ChrisR
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: meta equipment choices in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2500

Re: meta equipment choices in 2021

Start with the light Continuous or flash? Continuous is better for control but invokes serious vibration issues. Those get complicated by what sort of shutter you have. You need investment in a stable platform, unless you live in a mountain. Flash may kill vibrations but you can't always use it with...
by ChrisR
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Mite be very useful
Replies: 0
Views: 783

Mite be very useful

A reference to a paper is lower down the page;
https://insights.globalspec.com/article ... ter&cid=nl
by ChrisR
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: large ant
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: large ant

Glorious!
What's that, 600 images?
It's very clear of out-of-focus forground haze. :smt023
Is that hours of photoshop?
by ChrisR
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some spiders, all shot in the wild.
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Some spiders, all shot in the wild.

Very nice series. :)
Are you having trouble with identifications?
by ChrisR
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Movement illusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Movement illusion

If you aren't aware of these, something to shut the kids up for half an hour.
It kept me quiet longer than that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_kSrOVdHw