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by proullard
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: dorsal view
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Dorsal view

I do like though the small background for the leveling head. I did make one of those out of 3/8" plywood. I put black plasticene clay on the back and then covered that with black velvet. Pinned insects stay perfectly still in the clay on the horizontal axis I need. Another solution to tilting in sev...
by proullard
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: dorsal view
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

dorsal view

Again thanks to everyone who has given me suggestions as to how to take macro photos of a subject on a horizontal plane with the camera. I am also using tips from Sam Droege, who works for USGS. He has a very simple setup. He uses a jackstand with black clay and shoots the insects from a lateral poi...
by proullard
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: dorsal view
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

posing insects

Thanks to all who have contributed advice and suggestions as to how to solve the problem of arranging pinned insects. What I came up with so far, is to photograph my subjects horizontally, pose the pinned insect on top of a small jackstand, which can be raised and lowered for height and stick the pi...
by proullard
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My stacking setup - feedback welcome!
Replies: 6
Views: 3227

Small clip on system

Where did you get the small plastic alligator clip that would hold a subject in front of the lens? And does it have a pre-drilled hole in the end of the clip to attach to the articulated arm?
by proullard
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Helicon FB tube
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Helicon FB tube

I recently purchased a new device form Helicon Focus. I haven't received the device yet, but I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery. The device is called the Helicon FB tube. It is similar to an extension tube in form in that it fits in between the lens and the camera body. A cord connects with the camer...
by proullard
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Cognisys
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Cognisys

Is anyone using the Cognisys stacking system? I bought the 3X StackShot system for stacking photography. It works very well for macro stacking solutions. Couple that system with Helicon focus remote and you have one heck of a system. The Helicon remote allows you to control all of the functions of t...
by proullard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: dorsal view
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

dorsal view

I take images for the San Diego Natural History Museum entomology dept. on a volunteer basis, (but I don't get paid enough!). I need someway to photograph an insects dorsal view with a Cognisys stacking system on a horizontal plane. That is the camera is mounted on the Cognisys horizontally so I nee...