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by Bill Eldridge
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Margined Tiger Beetles (Cicindela marginata)
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Skittish little buggers, ain't they? At first I despaired of getting a closeup, but I observed where they were hanging around before I spooked them, then plopped down and waited. They seem to be more alert to threats from above than from ground level, so when a few returned I was able to belly-crawl...
by Bill Eldridge
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf tailed gecko from Madagascar
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

This is an "environmental portrait" of the gecko. With the blurred background it's quite a nice shot but doesn't move me to exclaim "masterpiece".
by Bill Eldridge
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonflies for Carmen
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Thanks, NikonUser. Well, what's your guess? Any IDs on the others?
by Bill Eldridge
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bugslabber 1.0 released -- Mac/Windows sub-stacking utility
Replies: 12
Views: 4915

Hmmm... while I never got a clear picture of what wasn't working for All Ex, apparently it's working for him now, so all's well that ends well.
by Bill Eldridge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Leaf tailed gecko from Madagascar
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

What a masterpiece!
by Bill Eldridge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonflies for Carmen
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Dragonflies for Carmen

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_62415_6454dragonflyonChairmakersRush_1.jpg I believe (wrongly, see below) this is a Cinnamon Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia virginiensis) on Chairmaker's Rush (Scirpus americanus). Canon 60D, 70-200mm, ISO 640, f5.6, 1/400 http://www.photomacrography....
by Bill Eldridge
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bugslabber 1.0 released -- Mac/Windows sub-stacking utility
Replies: 12
Views: 4915

Hi, All Ex, sorry for your frustration. What do you mean by "goes wrong"? Perhaps you could send me a PM with an output script for a stack of ten images with three slabs (no, that's not too shallow for Bugslabber).
by Bill Eldridge
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bugslabber 1.0 released -- Mac/Windows sub-stacking utility
Replies: 12
Views: 4915

Try Chris S.'s SlabberJockey.

Could you be more specific about how Bugslabber does not seem to work?

Has anyone else had success or failure with Bugslabber under Win 8.1?
by Bill Eldridge
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Burden of Motherhood
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Great shot -- it's very cool to see this. How fortunate she stayed still long enough for a stack!
by Bill Eldridge
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Margined Tiger Beetles (Cicindela marginata)
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Margined Tiger Beetles (Cicindela marginata)

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_70315_6818Margined_Tiger_Beetlehandheld_stack_2.jpg handheld 6-image focus-stack http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_70315_6828Margined_Tiger_Beetle_v2_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_70315_6744Margined_Tiger...
by Bill Eldridge
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The Liverwort Marchantia
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

These are gorgeous.
by Bill Eldridge
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critters along the James River
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Thanks, Rik. It seems you've nailed it on the katydid.

Here's another -- also a swallowtail?

Image
by Bill Eldridge
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critters along the James River
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Thanks, Carmen. The moth was shot with a Canon G15, the others with a G15 with Raynox 250 closeup lens attached. Generally f7.1 or f8, 1/100 to 1/400, ISO 640 to 1000. The dragonfly is actually a damselfly -- the differences are described here . But species ID is not my strong suit, and I'm expectin...
by Bill Eldridge
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critters along the James River
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Critters along the James River

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_42815_0175tinyfrog_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_50715_0312damselfly_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_42815_0188cricket_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3427_50715_0310hoverfly_1...
by Bill Eldridge
Sun May 31, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water striders on the James River
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Thanks, y'all. I was surprised to see the yellow tiger stripes in the photos -- the bugs look dark grey to the naked eye and rarely stay still enough to see clearly. I didn't sit -- more of a stalk and squat trying unsuccessfully to keep my butt dry. It only takes a minute for the striders to become...