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by BugEZ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Papilio ulysses
Replies: 20
Views: 2820

Guppy,

Fine work here! The detailed image you linked shows off the spectacular beauty of the scale lattice structure. Very nice work!

Keith
by BugEZ
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: another look at BMSB highly sculptured cuticle
Replies: 18
Views: 3242

I very much enjoy this thread. Stereo works fine. Shape and arrangement of whitish “corpuscles“ in Rik’s stereo I find as interesting as the balloons in previous threads. A Christmas cactus I brought up from my basement had a hitch hiker stink bug onboard. I smiled as I eyeballed the pits on this tr...
by BugEZ
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Focus stacks of a live fishing spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

I often see spiders at the lake shore of a local park. They venture into the water as well as scampering along the sand. We are both in pursuit of shore flies but for different purposes.

Lovely work!

Keith
by BugEZ
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Scales of carp
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Very nice image. Browsing to the larger image very worth while. The details are fascinating..

Keith
by BugEZ
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: LED bulb handy for custom setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Here are front and back photos of a spare bulb. Note the 170 lumen, 12V, 170mA markings. The bulb measures 1.125” top to base excluding pins. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1597_27D34BBF89D142F98911CE5F8226BF92_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1597_08A028E63668469D9...
by BugEZ
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: LED bulb handy for custom setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Thanks kutilka for fixing the link. Not sure what went wrong there. I went ahead and edited my post adding a space after the url before the trailing BBC code and it appears to work now...

Keith
by BugEZ
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: LED bulb handy for custom setups
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

LED bulb handy for custom setups

I have been making a time lapse movie of fly larva as they develop inside a small terrarium. The rig’s purpose was to photograph seed germination. The unexpected larval visitors proved to be more interesting. My “two to three week” project has been clicking away for several months now. I recently “u...
by BugEZ
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Highly sculptured cuticle around stink gland of BMSB
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Interesting stuff! And lovely work. Are you able to smell the “stink” on your captive bug? I have leaf footed insects (similar size and shape to BMSB) that invade my home occasionally in the fall. They are cousins to stink bugs but I never notice any scent. BugGuide (link) says these can emit a pung...
by BugEZ
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Use An Old DVD/CD Mechanical Part as Stacking Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Nice! I have used a repurposed DVD optical head drive mechanism since 2011 or so for all of my stacks. For my small bug subjects it has plenty of muscle. https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13427&highlight=rig I got about a dozen cd/dvd drives from a computer recycler for free. I ...
by BugEZ
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: flower chafer
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Nice series. Great to have the over-all photos for perspective as you dig into the details.

Thanks for sharing!

Keith
by BugEZ
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Snail radula in stereo, reflected light
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Some shore flies have very raspy mouths. These scrape slime off of the rocky border of a neighborhood pond.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/664456

Regards

Keith
by BugEZ
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Male mosquito
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

A deep stack like this with a manual stage is a labor of love. Nicely done!

Thanks for posting.

Keith
by BugEZ
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Snail radula in stereo, reflected light
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Interesting study Rik. The knobby bits look a bit like some of my wood working rasps, though less sharp.

The stereos are excellent!

Keith
by BugEZ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mouse menace
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Pizzaz, I think “can of worms” comes closest to an accurate description. ChrisR, Have a transplanted oak tree that started from an acorn i shifted from my lawn to a more favorable spot. It has been going for 9 years now and is only 3 feet tall. The 14 mature trees in my yard produce enough acorns to...
by BugEZ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mouse menace
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Mouse menace

Pizzazz recently posted about some wiring chewed apart by rats. https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40576 I have a less dramatic tale. I have been growing some hostas from seed in a tiny terrarium in my basement. The terrarium has glass sides that allowed me to photograph the see...