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by NikonUser
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An eating machine
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: An eating machine

Superb images.
Last image: those are the 6 true legs, have no function in feeding except to hold onto the plant. All feeding done with the mandibles, hidden in these images
by NikonUser
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inspired by Beatsy
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Inspired by Beatsy

https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/ ... =8&t=42018

Laser-cut kitchen scissors
Nikon D810 28mm AF Nikkor reversed on bellows f/2.8 Zerene DMAP
by NikonUser
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: amazing !
Replies: 0
Views: 1243

amazing !

This tiny moth, as yet unidentified, is likely one of the species whose caterpillars live within a leaf. I usually make a genitalia preparation of moths to get a definitive ID, not likely with this specimen. So, what's amazing? Simply that I saw it in my light trap amongst the other 50 'regular-size...
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: much maligned Gypsy Moth
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

much maligned Gypsy Moth

and rightly so. An introduced species that is very destructive.
A young caterpillar on white birch leaf, excised semicircle has been eaten! Nikon D810, 105 micro
Face view with Apo-Componon 40/2.8
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: extreme f-stop
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

extreme f-stop

Currently I am running a 40w black-light moth trap in my garden and photographing some of the species caught for posting on BugGuide. I need a quick-and dirty photographing system as I may get 50 live moths each morning. No niceties such as stacking. So, 1 shot for each moth using 1 flash. To get a ...
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on a bellows photographic setup.
Replies: 5
Views: 808

filter

That's exactly what I do!
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: weevil 2x
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

OK, I know what 22.5mm is; no idea what a M3 is
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on a bellows photographic setup.
Replies: 5
Views: 808

I have essentially the same setup as Charles Krebs (same scope, different camera). But, instead of using a bellows I use a tube of black paper - works great.
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: weevil 2x
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

size

Very nice image.
It would be useful to know the size of the weevil, 2x means nothing. On my monitor the head alone is 27cm long, I'm sure this does not mean the head is actually 13.5cm.
This is essentially a scientific image and as such needs a scale bar
by NikonUser
Wed May 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Weevil
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Really nice

introduced into NA, known as "Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil"
by NikonUser
Wed May 20, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant head stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 964

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 on...
by NikonUser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants in the Field
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Ants in the Field

Recently I have been attempting to photograph some local ants. A couple of challenges: small, the big ones are in the 7-10 mm range; the obvious mound builders are at ground level; the ants 'never' keep still; best shots to get a positive ID has to include a lateral view. So, no shooting from above,...
by NikonUser
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Tungsten needles
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

I looked at the ref. for the needles you bought: 1 pound for 10 ??
FST in America is asking $95.75 for 10 with 1 micron tips

Are yours really just about $1.50 for 10, even for 1 that would be cheaper than over here
by NikonUser
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Newbie questions before inital purchase. Lumix GH2 + WeMacro
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

wasp face

A low power stereo scope essential for cleaning and orientation. Either choose the subject to fit the objective or fit the objective to fit the subject. If you want an entire wasp face use a much lower power objective, e.g. 50mm Nikkor Enlarging Lens. If you want just mandibles a 10x may be OK, or c...