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by SteveB
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ornamental
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Nice picture! It's a good example of how one can use stacking to get "creamy" uncluttered backgrounds which would be much less pleasing if one had used the aperture to get the same depth of field. I find the idea of that camera quite appealing too, because a few great macro photo's can really make a...
by SteveB
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterflies pollinating Kleinia flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Thanks Leonardturner. I also like it when the photographer shares some thoughts about his or her picture, it sort of lets one into their world. Thank you Troels for commenting so often on other people's posts with encouragement and insights. I think that butterflies are one kind of animal that can b...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterflies pollinating Kleinia flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Butterflies pollinating Kleinia flowers

I have only quite recently become aware of Kleinias as a great choice for water-wise gardening. They also seem to be particularly attractive to whites and swallowtail butterflies. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_P8140100cropshare_1.jpg Green banded swallowtail - Papilio nireus lya...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vanessa atalanta - Autumn is coming
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Nice picture! Enough depth of field to have most of the butterfly mostly sharp, with a bit of foreground for context, but still keeping a dreamy uncluttered background. Well done.
by SteveB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Deudorix antalus
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Deudorix antalus

Some pictures of Deudorix antalus the brown playboy. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_20180710213848_ZS_retouchedcropshare_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_P7101079cropshare_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_20180721215028_ZS_retouched...
by SteveB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Multi-tasking robber fly
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Thanks that makes sense. They really are powerful predators. I have seen them carry quite big butterflies far.
by SteveB
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Multi-tasking robber fly
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Glad you survived it Michael! Lou, is the thinking that the males actually favour hunting prowess in the females, or is it more a case of females which are already eating are less likely to eat a suitor which doesn't impress?
by SteveB
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hoverfly on Orchid
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Nice shot. It's great when you get the opportunity for a spontaneous shot while you are preparing for a "planned" photograph.
by SteveB
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Multi-tasking robber fly
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Thanks for sharing the moment Beatsy and lou. If I hadn't got the picture I probably wouldn't have told anyone for fear of not being believed.
by SteveB
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Multi-tasking robber fly
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Multi-tasking robber fly

The world is full of things that might surprise you!

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Freehand stack taken on the Magaliesburg west of Pretoria.
by SteveB
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: In-camera focus stacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

Thank you Eric LaGasa for the compliment.It's amazing just how generous the experts on this forum are both with knowledge and encouragement. I was very excited to find out that that pupa is of a parasitic wasp! I had noticed the wasps lurking about that tree and showing an interest in the Acrea cate...
by SteveB
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: In-camera focus stacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

Thanks Lou. When I just got the EM1 I nearly filled the card with a bit of stuff I wanted and a lot I didn't. My plan to fix that problem seems to have been limiting the usefulness of some of the features of this camera that I had wanted so badly in the first place.Just for those reading this thread...
by SteveB
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lacecap hydrangea
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

I really like this picture.
by SteveB
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: In-camera focus stacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

The way I see it is that a stacked image is an interpretation of a series of photographs of a scene, not the scene itself. While one can use various algorithms to choose the sharpest parts of the scene, each method can introduce it's own kind of unwanted stacking artifact. These can often be edited ...
by SteveB
Mon May 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bowker's marbled sapphire
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Thanks Troels. Thanks Lou. Your thread of the spider that looks like a frog that sort of drifted into a discussion about how prey animals could have a better chance of survival by deceiving predators about which way they will escape really caught my imagination and now I look out for this phenomena ...