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by Beatsy
Tue May 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant head stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

1. (Relaxing) Dead insects are stiff and brittle, so they have to be 'relaxed'... Yes, I'm familiar with relaxing (of all kinds :-) ). Certainly worth mentioning though. But in this case, "freshly thawed" *is* relaxed, with the added benefit that small soft parts (halteres, footpads etc) are also i...
by Beatsy
Tue May 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant head stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Ant head stereo

Squeezing a picture (any picture) out of what proved to be a problematic specimen. Not to mention the several even-more problematic ones that preceded it! Does anyone know how to open the mandibles on a dead ant (freshly thawed)? I ended up with a pile of broken ant-heads and gave up in frustration,...
by Beatsy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros to share
Replies: 14
Views: 2942

All very nice, but I especially like the first one.
by Beatsy
Fri May 15, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

The stack is standard stuff, 50x mitty on a rail. The diatom prep was pretty straightforward too. I just stuck it to a small glass bead melted onto the end of a capillary tube and bunged that in front of the mitty. I love it! "Standard stuff", "pretty straightforward", but describing a result that ...
by Beatsy
Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diatoms stereo
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

The stereo is remarkably free of streaky artifacts. I'm not even seeing any glitches that are typical of retouched stereo. Is this entirely due to carefully apodized illumination, or is there some other magic? --Rik There's no magic I'm aware of Rik. Diffuse lights shining on one side of a ping pon...
by Beatsy
Fri May 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

The "...just a good photo" part is key. A little background: I have a deep and ongoing (but wholly good-natured) disagreement with a friend at our camera club. He says I should make sure people know that the "thing in the picture" is only a quarter of a millimetre tall so that they are completely w...
by Beatsy
Thu May 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diatoms stereo
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Saul wrote:Very impressive stereo ! What software was used for stacking & stereo ?
The incomparable Zerene Stacker, of course. Accept no substitutes!
(either Paypal or cash will be fine Rik... :P :D )
by Beatsy
Thu May 14, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Thanks everyone for your comments - appreciated as always. How did you setup for that? The stack is standard stuff, 50x mitty on a rail. The diatom prep was pretty straightforward too. I just stuck it to a small glass bead melted onto the end of a capillary tube and bunged that in front of the mitty.
by Beatsy
Thu May 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

I really like when an extreme macro photo looks as if an ordinary 0.02 mm tall photographer has taken an picture with his ordinary 0.001 mm big camera. No problems, just a good photo. Troels, you have absolutely made my day! Thanks for that comment. In one short phrase you described *exactly* the c...
by Beatsy
Thu May 14, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diatoms stereo
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Diatoms stereo

Despite using every last diatom from an old keeper slide, I still have a pile of them left :P (I'll fetch my coat...)
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by Beatsy
Wed May 13, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.

The scene was constructed to simultaneously show the view from "inside" as a reflection. I'm rather pleased how it turned out. A 300-image stack shot with a 50x mitty running 33.75x onto crop mode sensor. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3490_Final_retouched_triceratiumsharpenstabilize_...
by Beatsy
Sat May 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Draparnaldia, Fagilaria, and Volvox
Replies: 17
Views: 5184

I'd been wondering where you'd got to Charles. Great to see the usual gorgeous images again!
by Beatsy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lily
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

I really like that. Nice and tidy with no random blobs of pollen all over the shop. So "good timing" for that too - or good post-processing skills :D !
by Beatsy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pollen beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Pollen beetle

Glossy black under all lighting condition by eye. These colours under very diffused white light. FoV is about 2mm wide.
Sony A7rii in APS-C crop mode, 20x Mitty @ 12.5x - stack and stereo.
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by Beatsy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Views of a small beetle
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

I like these "all round" sequences. Lots of interest. Nicely done.