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by NikonUser
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterfly foot (stereo added)
Replies: 19
Views: 4978

Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
Eastern USA and west to the Rockies, likely into Mexico
by NikonUser
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My current setup for image stacking
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Not being in the market for any more lenses I did not read Robert's report on 4x's. I did recall seeing a spider face with the Amscope 4x: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36082 It does not seem to be a high image quality. I know I could get a better image quality with my Nikon ...
by NikonUser
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My current setup for image stacking
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

very nice setup.
Images would be improved if you replaced the Amscope 4x with a
4x Nikon CF Plan Apochromat NA 0.2.
Your current 4x seems the weakest link in the system
by NikonUser
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Symptoms of Movement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3817

Now that it is clean you may want to consider placing a neutral glass filter on the camera body. I have been using such a system for years, never get any dust on the sensor; lots of oil spots from defective Nikon D600 but no dust!
by NikonUser
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 7048

It may be more efficient to dehumidify an entire room.
I use a 60 Litre/day Danby dehumidifier which keeps my large basement at 40% even in the most humid weather (have to keep door and windows closed). My cameras, microscopes and bug collection in the same room.
by NikonUser
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pretty little parasite
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Thanks..
I forgot to mention, the length of the mite is 0.80 mm.
by NikonUser
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pretty little parasite
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Pretty little parasite

I was collecting ants today (doesn't everybody?) and found these two beauties, 1 each attached to two ants; on the leg joints. From my reading they are parasitic on the ants. Likely belong in the genus Oplitis . Top view, side view, and actual pixels which shows the limitations of the objective. Nik...
by NikonUser
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Oystershell Scale, winged male
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Oystershell Scale, winged male

I can recognize most local insects at least to Order. This little guy landed on a book I was reading in the garden, otherwise it would never have been seen. I had no idea what it was and had to resort to an insect key to figure it out. Possibly the only photo of this bug, yes it's a true bug, on the...
by NikonUser
Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bee or Wasp?
Replies: 12
Views: 2505

What really bugs me is that people ask for an ID, or even just a Family, and we, the audience, have no idea where the image was taken. No, I don't need a street address or even a city; BUT I do need a zoogeographic region - strangely enough a bee, or any other insect, from the southern hemisphere ma...
by NikonUser
Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bottle-opener Ant
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Bottle-opener Ant

I photographed this tiny ant, length 3.80 mm, running up a tree; Nikon D610 Nikon AF 200mm Macro-Nikkor + 5T close-up @ f22 (full frame, top). It was in the center of the frame when I pushed the shutter! Crop (middle). I was not able to ID it in the field, collected and imaged at home. Apo-Componon ...
by NikonUser
Wed May 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Blister Beetle
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Blister Beetle

On June 5 2011 I posted an image of this species, incorrectly identified as Lytta aenea https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13495&highlight=blister+beetle Today, May 24 2017, I saw this one, Lytta sayi , feeding on the flower buds of a cherry ( Prunus sp.). These beetles are very ...
by NikonUser
Wed May 24, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Great Carpenter Ant
Replies: 0
Views: 566

The Great Carpenter Ant

Camponotus herculeanus
A large mostly black ant but with some red on the body. Nests in wood.
Image shows nest entrance being guarded by workers.
Nikon 200 mm AF Micro-Nikkor @ f/22; flash.
Image
by NikonUser
Tue May 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

That is weird. The ants are resting on a very thin and flexible piece of frosted plastic. The plastic is on a microscope slide to give rigidity for alignment under the lens. The ants were washed and I see a drop of water on the hind leg. The effect must be the weight of the ants on the plastic. I do...
by NikonUser
Tue May 23, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Eastern Carpenter Ant
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Eastern Carpenter Ant

Camponotus pennsylvanicus Common throughout eastern NA with colonies up to 15,000 workers. Nests exclusively in rotting wood, either above ground or on the ground. Recognizable by large size, up to 14 mm, all black body with golden hairs on the gaster (abdomen). Top image: nest entrance, guarded by...
by NikonUser
Mon May 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Ants

Hoping to get images of live ants, ID'd to species, in habitat this year. For many species close examination is needed to get an ID. This entails collecting a specimen. Fortunately there is a good book for species ID in northeast NA "A Field Guide to the Ants of New England", Ellison et al . Three c...