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by dmillard
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen androconial patch
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

It´s a very beautiful micro-landscape you´ve composed there, David. Was it diffused lighting only or has the light to hit in a shallow angle to display the texture so well and give this nice depth? And I´d be interested to hear what lens/objective you´ve used. --Betty Thank you Betty. I used a 63mm...
by dmillard
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vine Sphinx Moth at 20X
Replies: 6
Views: 3809

Hi David, It appears we have both been shooting with a Nikon M Plan ELWD 20/0.4 today, so I can appreciate the challenges. My attempts have not proven to be as fine as this one though. I have been trialling an objective that arrived a couple of days ago. You have me intrigued. Would like to see an ...
by dmillard
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vine Sphinx Moth at 20X
Replies: 6
Views: 3809

Vine Sphinx Moth at 20X

Image

Vine Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha vitis)
Nikon M Plan ELWD 20/0.4
by dmillard
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen androconial patch
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

Queen androconial patch

This is a patch of androconial scales on a a Queen butterfly ( Danaus gilippus ). I get a lot of these butterflies in my backyard because the males are attracted to the Eupatorium I have planted there. I like this image because it resembles a stylized eye. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userp...
by dmillard
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: house fly portrait
Replies: 7
Views: 8186

Excellent detail and definition!
by dmillard
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Macro focus rail
Replies: 33
Views: 9201

Being a non-user, I would also like to ask, what is the advantage of using macro focusing rail? It really helps with precise framing and focus of close-up shots of relatively static subjects, like flowers and perching damselflies. For critical applications, a desired magnification ratio can be main...
by dmillard
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Macro focus rail
Replies: 33
Views: 9201

Hello Aristotle - I use the Novoflex Castel-L focus rail, in conjunction with with an Arca-Swiss ball head, with a 23 Linhof Technika, a Nikon D200, and (rarely now) a Nikon F4. I've had it for about ten years, and I'm very pleased with it. It operates smoothly, and is compact and light considering ...
by dmillard
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: portrait of potter wasp
Replies: 11
Views: 4959

Nice portrait Antonio - I think the aluminum reflectors and the water droplets work well together to give it a metallic, Robowasp look.

David
by dmillard
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sweat bee
Replies: 8
Views: 3850

...halos... I wonder if you've tried TuFuse? Sometimes it has less trouble with halo than HF does. --Rik I agree Rik - TuFuse looks very attractive. However I doubt a version will be developed to run on a Mac. I either need to upgrade my Power Mac G5 to an Intel version so that I can run Windows on...
by dmillard
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sweat bee
Replies: 8
Views: 3850

I find enjoyable image, perhaps find fault is higher background brightness antennas, antennas for better lighting would have better balanced final result, are only subtleties, image and beautiful!! Thanks Antonio, I agree - the backround does compete with the head. The image would have been improve...
by dmillard
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sweat bee
Replies: 8
Views: 3850

Looks pretty good from here! :D What sorts of artifacts are bothering you? --Rik Thanks Rik - I was able to remove a lot of halos around the perimeter of the head with PS, but can't address the internal ones very well. I think they contribute to an overall loss of resolution; e.g., I can see see cl...
by dmillard
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sweat bee
Replies: 8
Views: 3850

Sweat bee

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/159_Halstakforum_1.jpg Nikon CF N Plan Achro 4/0.13, 40 images stacked in HF This is the head (a little over 3mm between antennae tips) of Agapostemon texanus , a fairly common halictid bee here. The purple background is a transilluminated petal of the ...
by dmillard
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Scenedesmus
Replies: 9
Views: 6460

Beautiful, inspiring image - Thank you!

David
by dmillard
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Beauty, the Bold, and the Poser
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Number 2 gets my vote also - an excellent image of a very endearing creature!

David
by dmillard
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 7067

David, On the Mac - HF 3.6.1 and PhotoAcute Studio. How do you find the Mac version of PhotoAcute Studio? Do you use it for stacking or mainly for its other features? I've been playing around with it on the PC. Craig I've just done a quick and easy comparison, nothing rigorous or quantifiable. The ...