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by BugEZ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tick v.2
Replies: 7
Views: 2096

Wow! No wonder they hang on so tightly.

Thanks for sharing!

Keith
by BugEZ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: nice stereo of doli
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

sunitapr wrote:
These perfect unique eyes inspire me to learn more of this field
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Glad to be of help on the inspirational side. There certainly is more to learn!

Keith.
by BugEZ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Pointing for small subjects?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

And a photo showing how the toothpick works with the friction clamp which is a simple notch whittled in a shish kabob skewer. Image

Keith
by BugEZ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Pointing for small subjects?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Mounting should align with photograph intent and purpose. I primarily photograph fly eyes. Dolichopodidae eyes usually. To mount them I use a cocktail toothpick. The pointy cylindrical ones with the colored cellophane frills. I break off the frilly end (and eventually remove the frill and use that e...
by BugEZ
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonfly's wing
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Wow! Like the seams of a stained glass window! Spectacular!
by BugEZ
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Excellent book about vision systems: "Eyes to See"
Replies: 3
Views: 3534

I have finished reading “Eyes to See” and agree with Rik that it is a worthwhile read. I particularly enjoyed the final chapters about human vision. These have no overlap with the previous “Animal Vision” book by Michael Land, the author. In the bits about stereoscopic vision were of interest as we ...
by BugEZ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: nice stereo of doli
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Rik asks ...what’s known and unknown about these unique eyes? 1. The color we see comes from a layered interference filter on the surface of each ommatidium. This has been imaged on sectioned eyes using electron microscopes in the ‘60s. The spacing between layers tunes the filter, changing the color...
by BugEZ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: nice stereo of doli
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Mawyatt wrote ..just sort of jumps out at you! Yes, a good stereo image is a source of joy. Years ago I made these the hard way by rotating the bug by a few degrees between stacks. Then I discovered how to make “synthetic” stereos using Zerene. Much easier and better results with Zerene. The males S...
by BugEZ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: nice stereo of doli
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

nice stereo of doli

Here is a nice stereo of a doli with lovely stripes on the ommatidia. I used my 10 X oly on my 200mm Pentax prime, Pentax K-01 mirrorless, LED lighting. I collect ~ 15 images per minute on my rig. So the stacks of ~150 images require about 10 minutes each. After turning the RAW files into JPG's I ru...
by BugEZ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: It came from the mist!
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Fly taxidermy is not a skill I have acquired. If I want to photograph legs I affix a toothpick to the back of the abdomen and settle for the rigor mortise bequeathed leg pose. My normal technique is to affix the ends of the legs with nail polish to a toothpick. My stacking rig is designed for bugs a...
by BugEZ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: It came from the mist!
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Rik wrote Have you checked to see if clear cups work better? No, but it is certainly worth a try. I have seen a difference in my fly stalking when I wear different shirts. Some are definitely better camouflage than others. Doli are highly visual. Lou Jost wrote Some traits are accidental consequence...
by BugEZ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: It came from the mist!
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Regarding “it took me over an hour to catch one”... https://youtu.be/LQb6fyFMBzg https://youtu.be/xuwslq2-AY4 For a long time I used a net. Then the graduate student the second video was made for showed me how to catch directly into a cup. Much quicker as the fly wrangling overhead of getting the fl...
by BugEZ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: It came from the mist!
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Pizzazz asked Does the color of the eye benefit the fly? We think so but don’t know exactly how. Some of the orderly pattern flies fish for larvae and nematodes in shallow puddles. Others catch prey (small midges) on the wing. Others eat small leaf lice and aphids off the tops of the foliage where t...
by BugEZ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: It came from the mist!
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Pizzazz, Lovely image. Were this found in Rockford Illinois where I live I would say id is a Condylostylus patibulatus . If it were found in Florida, Hawaii or California probably Condylostylus longicornus . Without location or a wing/leg shot hard to say exact species. Definitely a Longlegged fly I...