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by Eric F
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Asilidae digestion
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Very interesting Gustavo -- with great photos! (What a way to die: first stabbed to death -- or at least paralyzed; then your insides are liquefied and sucked-up like a milkshake!) The first one (with the winged ant) is an Ommatius sp. The second (with a leafhopper?) is an Atomosia sp., a close rela...
by Eric F
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant with spots
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

This ant, BTW, is a species of Pseudomyrmex see
by Eric F
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: M42 to RMS Adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Good suggestion Rik. Though I don't actually need new RMS - T2 adapters (I have flat ones + a Beljan cone). The Beljan adapter is very good -- but is somewhat broader at the tip (32mm); the Jinfinance adapter looks to be more tapered, closer to about 26mm at the tip.
by Eric F
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: M42 to RMS Adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

These do look to be excellent products. However, I would much prefer to see RMS adapters from jinfinance with T mount (= T2 mount) threads (42mm x 0.75 pitch), rather than these, which have a 42mm x 1.0 pitch. All of my connectivity setups are based on the T2 mount (42x0.75) system -- which is very ...
by Eric F
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Spiders No.20 – The Eyes of a Jumping Spider
Replies: 10
Views: 7931

Thanks Walt -- I understand your setup now. Yes, I think a 6 ~ 7x lens is very nice, especially with 16mm working distance.
by Eric F
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Spiders No.20 – The Eyes of a Jumping Spider
Replies: 10
Views: 7931

Wonderful images Walt! I'm especially interested in #3 -- where you used the Leitz Ultropak objective. Please give us some info on your setup with this lens.

Thanks,

Eric
by Eric F
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf Rollling Weevil (update: another image added)
Replies: 24
Views: 9652

Thanks for the info John. I think the mixed lighting sources worked very well.
by Eric F
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf Rollling Weevil (update: another image added)
Replies: 24
Views: 9652

Fabulous work John -- as usual (I think #1 is just stunning!). I see you list two light sources. Are the Ikea LED's just for modeling or for fill-in on final images? I've noticed that the LED's in these lights have changed: early lamps (ca. $35 U.S.) had a cooler white than the current lamps (now $1...
by Eric F
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: How do you stack ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4952

1) for me: Vertical stand; Canon EOS tethered to iMac via Live View; Linear stage (462); ZS.
by Eric F
Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fly portrait
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Really splendid work Tomas!
by Eric F
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Guyanan Amazon part 16
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Fabulous series of tachinid vs. caterpillar Paul!

Eric
by Eric F
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly eyes (field stack)
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Wonderful field stack of a Holcocephala Gustavo; congratulations!

Eric
by Eric F
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly (Cerotainia sp) and prey
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Charming photos Gustavo; the little robber fly is Cerotainia sp.

Regards,

Eric
by Eric F
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Proof of the pudding...or.....new diffuser works
Replies: 34
Views: 7261

Lovely shots SA; your new diffuser is working great! I especially like #2. The fly is a dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, and it is a predator.

Eric
by Eric F
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lasius flavus & co
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

An absolutely fabulous set of images John -- which illustrate some intriguing natural history! Many years ago I found these same insects in western Oregon: a Lasius ant colony with little rove beetle guests, Andranes (a close relative of Claviger ), living with them. Wish I could have documented my ...