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by Sym P. le
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Watermite
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Watermite

Absolutely stunning stereo!
by Sym P. le
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The pirate spider
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: The pirate spider

Interesting video. I don't think that's what I found but I was surprised by the volume of digestive enzymes that were exuded as the victor consumed its prey. The meal continued well into the next morning.
by Sym P. le
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The pirate spider
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: The pirate spider

Nice photo essay. I love the profile view, and yes, maniacal is an apt description. This reminds me of my first spider preying on spider. They were both on the porch stair rail. I noticed both some distance apart and not thinking anything nefarious afoot, I left the scene. Five minutes later it was ...
by Sym P. le
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lighting the Bee
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Lighting the Bee

So if the flash is 1/4 the duration of the shutter, and the sunlight is adequate to light the highlights, we could expect a relatively faint overall sweep augmented by highlights over 1/4 of the sweep. I think this could explain what we are seeing. It's interesting to see some U shaped return arcs n...
by Sym P. le
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lighting the Bee
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Lighting the Bee

Sorry Rik, I didn't intend to be argumentative. The total sweep is similar, I was looking more at point locations within the sweep
BeeWing.jpg
by Sym P. le
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lighting the Bee
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Lighting the Bee

I'd suggest that the wing motion is yet more complex than Rik allows. The leading and trailing edges are not rigid as an aircraft wing, ergo the wings flap, front to back. I notice the arc tracings of points on the left wing (right side of image) are longer than the arc tracings on the right wing. I...
by Sym P. le
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Unauthorised personnel on set!
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Unauthorised personnel on set!

I was doing a photo study of the larger Ptenothrix springtail when the tiny interloper stole the focus :roll: . It was only present for one frame.
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by Sym P. le
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mejiro Genossen Fl0530 4.0/110mm 0.5x-3x macro lens On eBay
Replies: 29
Views: 1383

Re: Mejiro Genossen Fl0530 4.0/110mm 0.5x-3x macro lens On eBay

The "markings" astride the slots on both the inner and outer retaining rings oddly extend in the same direction on either side of the lens. This is counter to the suggestion that someone crudely opening the lens had the tool slip out of the slots. Even so, the site of such a presentation is halting.
by Sym P. le
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pair of butterflies
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Pair of butterflies

Splendid! It looks like a painting.

I see the tiny dew drops so the expaination to Marks query is early morning.
by Sym P. le
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fingerprint ... off a mites back!
Replies: 0
Views: 906

Fingerprint ... off a mites back!

It was late in the evening and I'd lost any semblance of light but even so, I spotted this subject coming down a pacific cottonwood. The subject took refuge in the coarse bark but I was determined to capture some evidence. I pressed the objective against the bark spanning over the subject and fired ...
by Sym P. le
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ozark Witch Hazel Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Ozark Witch Hazel Flowers

Excellent! I love the extra detail pulled in by sharp focused stacking.
by Sym P. le
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Nikon plan apo 20x 0.75
Replies: 21
Views: 3576

Re: Nikon plan apo 20x 0.75

Only a microscopist can consider .05 mm a success.
by Sym P. le
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pair of Midges
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Pair of Midges

From the archive:
green midge 300.jpg
black midge 300.jpg
Olympus E-PL5 with TU Plan 10x on short tube lens. Hand held, flash is adequate to stop motion.
by Sym P. le
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Raf Adapters Arrived
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: New Raf Adapters Arrived

Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. With adapters, more often than not.