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by Sym P. le
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An inpirational fly
Replies: 1
Views: 611

An inpirational fly

Flies aren't my biggest thing but I do shoot them from time to time if they hang around. Componon-S 50/2.8 (@ 5.6) on extensions on Olympus E-PL5 using on board flash redirected with paper (one hand on the camera, the other holding the paper). It's a bit of a gong show but the result speaks for itse...
by Sym P. le
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mottled shieldbug (Rhaphigaster nebulosa)
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Mottled shieldbug (Rhaphigaster nebulosa)

Nice work Guido. You inspired me to go out today.
by Sym P. le
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp 20x
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Wasp 20x

That's a pretty good start for a new endeavour. When I read the title of your post, I didn't anticipate much new to be seen but indeed there was. I am intrigued by the fine setae and the pits in the cuticle that host them. Well done.
by Sym P. le
Sun May 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: First post from Andy, a newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Fantastic! I love the lighting. The stack looks great though I don't do much myself so I'm no expert.
by Sym P. le
Wed May 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Trying Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

try searching for toilet smoker
by Sym P. le
Fri May 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Why do I get image corruption?
Replies: 31
Views: 2920

ChrisR - ... put your memory into single channel mode rather than multichannel, to avoid nonspecific memory problems. This suggests that memory failures could be alleviated by installing new memory? On a similar note, I had similar looking results when I recovered images from a crashed hard drive. ...
by Sym P. le
Fri May 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diatoms stereo
Replies: 11
Views: 979

So the large round one (upper left) is actually bowl shaped, not flat. That kind of detail is not well conveyed in typical 2D microscopic photography. Cool!
by Sym P. le
Thu May 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: "Giant" siphonophore
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

doh!
by Sym P. le
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

I like it. The perspective and setting is very informative.
by Sym P. le
Thu May 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Shiny Golden Beetle 2,5:1
Replies: 4
Views: 851

I've taken many "too dark" photos while attempting to control blown out highlights. Good lighting is part of the art and also part of the expense. A work around is to view these on a cell phone with the brightness cranked up. This displays the subtleties of the image without exaggerating the noise a...
by Sym P. le
Wed May 06, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB in USA M26-36tpi to 52mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1973

I've dealt with RAF as well and can vouch for the prompt service and quality parts. For a single item, that would seem to be the most efficient route.
by Sym P. le
Tue May 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB in USA M26-36tpi to 52mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1973

Have you considered Thorlabs - Mity to SM2 and SM2 to 52? I use this for RMS and Nikon, the Mity piece isn't listed but they advertise custom solutions. I'm glad I took the plunge. Chinese stuff that I tried was loose.
by Sym P. le
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lower page of Sage leaf (Salvia officinalis)
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

It's not known if one can know too much, :-s.
by Sym P. le
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lower page of Sage leaf (Salvia officinalis)
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Further reading about sage leaf with essential oil glands:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1064245