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by mikeatnip
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: SOLD - Nikon Optiphot
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

ChrisR wrote:Darn, wrong side of the pond!
Well, planes go over the pond daily. The USPS quoted me about $158 to send it over. :D
by mikeatnip
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: SOLD - Nikon Optiphot
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

SOLD - Nikon Optiphot

Because of a possible move and other changes in my life, am offering my Nikon Optiphot for what I have in it. $500 plus shipping. Has a two objectives (note that one pictured does not go with it)--10X Ph 1 and 40X Ph 3. 10X eyepieces. No cubes or filters. All the adjustment knobs seem to do what the...
by mikeatnip
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Serpent worm with the kuangren k-888 macro triplet lite
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Interesting! I was just using my macro triple light this evening on insects gathering around the porch light. Mind telling me what diffuser these people are using? Thanks.
by mikeatnip
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yasuni national park part III
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Nice set!
by mikeatnip
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Wandering Mestra egg
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Nice photos!
by mikeatnip
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant on paper and leaf
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Ant on paper and leaf

I don't know the species, this being the first time I had one dried. They scurry about too fast to get a stack in the wild.
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by mikeatnip
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Shadow darner thorax
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Pau wrote:Now I see two cats
Flipped over, there are more possibilities, some cats more distinct than others.
by mikeatnip
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Shadow darner thorax
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Shadow darner thorax

Inspired by Charles Kreb's post, I tried one this morning.
Pau, there's a cat in this one, too. :)
Ayyy! The dust! I "picked" some of the worst out with Photoshop, but left plenty.
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by mikeatnip
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: complex flight control mechanisms
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Thanks for the motivation to improvement in my own shots of one of these. Mine is a shadow darner, and it looks like yours is very similar, if not the same species. I just looked at the back of mine (never paid attention to it before!) and saw the intricate details there. I think I will try a shot l...
by mikeatnip
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What's happening with this fly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Conidia

I assume that these are conidia on the specimen's tail end. Nikon BE Plan 10X, with light that could use more diffusion. :( Being midnight when this was done, and since it wasn't the best, I didn't spend any time with retouching and cleaning up. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4433_con...
by mikeatnip
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Shadow darner
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Pizzazz wrote: So imagine what you and he could ask for, for birthday gifts!!!! :)
A birthday wish-list? Hmmm. A Mitty 10X or 20X would be great! :D
by mikeatnip
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rosy maple moth
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Rosy maple moth

Rosy maple moth that dried in an interesting way. Looks like a mug shot of bigfoot, or perhaps the newest Halloween costume. :)
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by mikeatnip
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Shadow darner
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Shadow darner

What do you do when your 15-year-old son out-shoots you? First image mine, second his. Of course, he could learn from my mistakes: not enough diffusion, dirty specimen, too much magnification. Mine was done with a 4X Nikon with the tube lens turned back to 70 mm. He used a 20mm extension tube on a 5...
by mikeatnip
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Cleaning dried specimens
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Searching this site for "cleaning insects" gave me 9 hits. Troels Thanks, Troels. I had searched on here, but I got way too many hits for my search terms. I think I used boolean AND rather than quotes, but not sure what I did. Using the quoted search term definitely narrowed it down from my previou...
by mikeatnip
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What's happening with this fly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

A very common fly-killing fungus http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/mar2000.html Thanks, NikonUser! Exactly what I was looking for! To the others who responded, sorry for my extreme ignorance about bacteria. :oops: I did study biology in, let's see, about 5th grade. That was a few decades ago....