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by Beatsy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Female Jumping Spider (on Chrysocolla-encrusted Mixite)
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Female Jumping Spider (on Chrysocolla-encrusted Mixite)

A 600-image PMax stack with one slab of retouch (front legs to top edge of head). Step size 12 microns, shooting extra fine jpegs. The subject was composed (twice) to avoid stacking issues as far as possible and that worked quite well. Which is good, as I wanted to stereo this one from the outset - ...
by Beatsy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade completed
Replies: 35
Views: 11158

Re: Forum upgrade completed

Found it Rik. "Cannot add another attachment, maximum is 0" - In Studio macro part.
by Beatsy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade completed
Replies: 35
Views: 11158

Re: Forum upgrade completed

Looking very good. Quite a visual update - no longer looks like it's wearing a tank-top, flared jeans and platform shoes! :D Image upload fails for me (Chrome on Windows 10 Pro). The upload appears to take place with both drag and drop and "add files" but then I get a yellow triangle with an exclama...
by Beatsy
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What could be the cause of this?
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

...Of course, this isn't to say Sony or Canon isn't guilty, but multiple wrongs isn't a right. I don't mind pre-baking, just let me turn it off if I want to. Amen to that. Sony "star-eater" is an infamous, continuing example of the trend. RAW isn't anywhere near as RAW as it used to be. Marketroids...
by Beatsy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Geranium stigma
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Geranium stigma

David Sykes wrote:...Any possibility of uploading the original uncropped high resolution images ?
Sorry, not this one. But PM me, I can email you a larger one. Cheers
by Beatsy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Geranium stigma
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Thanks for commenting all - appreciated as always. ...I am curious, Mmm hmmm :D how did you pose this thing against a pure black background and keep it from wilting for long enough to shoot a stack? The flower lay in some water in a lid until I was ready. Then I snipped off the style that held the b...
by Beatsy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Geranium stigma
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Geranium stigma

A 270-image stack, 6 micron steps, 7.5x Mitty on 200mm tube lens. Sony A7rii running in APS-C crop mode. Zerene pmax and stereo. I think the stereo came out particularly well - in terms of good stereo effect. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3490_gerpmnexp_1.jpg http://www.photomacrogra...
by Beatsy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Scheduled upgrade of the forum software
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

Thanks for all your efforts Rik. Small screen improvements are super welcome for browsing on my mobile. It's a bit of a chore at present. Yayyy!
by Beatsy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Film soap.
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Those are smashing! Especially the second one!
by Beatsy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 100x m-planAPO APO push-down limit
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

100x m-planAPO APO push-down limit

How far can the mag of the 100x mitty be pushed down and still cover aps-c? Mushy corners are ok, but it needs to be as sharp as the N.A. allows in a square covering the centre from top to bottom.

Asking for a friend :-D
by Beatsy
Wed May 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DI water "on tap"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Just curious why not distilled water? Far more expensive, and in my experience strewed diatoms stick terribly to the glass if they were suspended in distilled. Three times worse in triple-distilled too - honestly, not joking. Never so with DI water. I did read a couple of passing references to pure...
by Beatsy
Wed May 20, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant head stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Having 'worked' with lots of ants I can attest that ant muscles are incredibly strong with a cantankerous will of their own. If the jaw muscle contract, as in your speccimen, then they will likley stay contracted whatever you attempt. When trying to get a lateral view of a dead ant there is often o...
by Beatsy
Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Prosopocera lactator
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Very clean. Thanks.
by Beatsy
Wed May 20, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DI water "on tap"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

DI water "on tap"?

I currently use between 20 and 40 litres of DI water a week. I am pretty stingy with it and use tap water whenever I can substitute, although that adds time and extra steps to processes associated with cleaning diatoms. I'm stepping up the amount of diatom cleaning I do, a lot. With current usage pa...
by Beatsy
Tue May 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant head stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

The stereo is great -- thanks for that! As for the jaws, I have no experience. Have you tried a soak in dilute lye or your favorite equivalent to partially dissolve the soft tissues? --Rik Thanks Rik. I want to keep the ant (or at least the head) in good condition for imaging. This is really just a...