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by Beatsy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: When DMAP and stereos shine! New pics added.
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: When DMAP and stereos shine!

Lovely! Yep, convex geometry with fine detail everywhere, a perfect subject for depth map methods. As always, I agree that the stereo adds a lot to my perception of the shape. Not nearly as much as in more ambiguous cases, though. In this case, I think I understand the geometry almost as well from ...
by Beatsy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: When DMAP and stereos shine! New pics added.
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

When DMAP and stereos shine! New pics added.

I bought a diamond scribe a few years ago and took some shots of the tip as soon as it arrived. It was smooth, conical and uninteresting! I wasn't too hot at lighting shiny stuff back then so the metal surfaces came out pretty ugly too. In short, the outcome was dead boring and I began to doubt the ...
by Beatsy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yucca
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Yucca

I think a 5-min stroll to our local chippy is more up my street Mike

Thanks tho

food-is-fuel Beats :D
by Beatsy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Any experiences with the Nisi 77mm close-up filter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Any experiences with the Nisi 77mm close-up filter?

I've been waiting years for a "Minolta AF 200mm f4.0 Tele Macro APO G Lens" to turn up at a reasonable price, and nothing happened yet. I've had some success doing low-mag field macro with long lenses and cropping, but I'd like a true macro option with more working distance really. Hence the wait. B...
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros to share
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Macros to share

A lovely set. Thanks.
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: A favourite local spot. Very Local.
Replies: 1
Views: 7040

A favourite local spot. Very Local.

A few years of managed neglect in one corner of my small urban garden yielded this. I spend a lot of time here. It's lovely. Peaceful. I suspect most all of you will naturally "grasp" the attraction of a mundane little hiding spot like this - so no more words needed... :D fave garden spot pmn.jpg
by Beatsy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Anniversary: 7 years since joining PM.net
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Re: Anniversary: 7 years since joining PM.net

...and in my haste to hit the "deadline", I forgot the most important thing. A big "thank you" to Rik and the admins, and to everyone who contributes to this site. You're a huge part of what makes the journey so enjoyable!
by Beatsy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Anniversary: 7 years since joining PM.net
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Anniversary: 7 years since joining PM.net

With a bit of luck, this post has appeared exactly 7 years, to the minute, since I joined this forum. It's when my journey into extreme macro began in earnest and a significant anniversary given its importance to "my recreational time" - also known as "my life" since retiring :D I had already been d...
by Beatsy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yucca
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Yucca

I think that's the first time I've seen a Yucca flower. Certainly the first time I've seen one "knowingly". Ta.
by Beatsy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Female Jumping Spider (on Chrysocolla-encrusted Mixite)
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: Female Jumping Spider (on Chrysocolla-encrusted Mixite)

...Out of interest, how are you diffusing the goosenecks? I've just started experimenting with them but not found anything I happy with - mostly about stability but also concerned about absorption fire risk from with a higher output source. Sorry for the delayed reply. Looks like my notifications g...
by Beatsy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Chemical Mixtures Polarised Light
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Chemical Mixtures Polarised Light

Stunning set! I've been watching quite a "bloom" of polarisation pics online over the past year. These are up with the best. I haven't dabbled in that time, too much other tinkering on the go. But you've possibly instigated a bit of an itch now 🙄😁
by Beatsy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peony
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Peony

I've always thought dead-ish peonies should make a good pic, but got nothing outstanding to date. I really like the last one here. Looks a bit like it's constrained in an out-of-view box, which prompted a few new ideas. Thanks.
by Beatsy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: test weevil :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: test weevil :-)

I reduce power by nesting beakers of water inside each other, like russian dolls, with a few fragments of silicon rubber mat dropped in the bottom of each. Very gentle by 3 beakers deep, doesn't even shred wings (2 deep can).
by Beatsy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: test weevil :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: test weevil :-)

Nice test! The top part of the leg is beautifully rendered. Foot needs a quick whizz in the ultrasonic though :D
by Beatsy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade completed
Replies: 35
Views: 11273

Re: Forum upgrade completed

rjlittlefield wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:50 am
Beatsy wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:36 am
Found it Rik. "Cannot add another attachment, maximum is 0" - In Studio macro part.
Fixed, I think. Please try again.
...
All works fine - and looks gorgeous. Love the new layout and gfx, especially on mobile. Thanks Rik!