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acerola



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Mosquito portrait Reply with quote

I just finished to process this stack. It is a mosquito. It has such a long sucker it did not fit on one picture. So I did a separate stack from that.

I suffered from heavy highlights. It seems, that one light source is barely enough for this type of subject. Tufuse made it worse with the tendency to over emphasize highlights. I just noticed after I finished the shots, that the LED torch was left in power saving mode. This way it is producing just the fraction of light than in full power. But I think it does not effect the highlights. Only the 1 sec exposure was a little too long.


Canon 40D with Nikon 10x objective with extension tube, LED torch lighting with ping-pong diffuser.


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nto



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

light fantastic game and blur stack, excellent work!
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Walter Piorkowski



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work Peter. I am surprised to see scales like that of a butterfly.
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acerola



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nto: I blurred the distant antenna, because I used less step in the stack there. And It gives back some depth to the picture.

Walt: I don't know if they are scales or just flat hairs. They resemble strongly to scales.
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lauriek
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, love the shot of the dangerous end! Looks so much like a hypodermic syringe it's scary!!

Likewise surprised to see the scales, I've only previously seen this on butterflies/moths and some beetles..
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really great pictures Péter. I do not think I have ever seen the probosis look like this. Excellent Wink
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