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by Harold Gough
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Dominica or the Azores, Tobago or St Lucia: Any experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 4234

This is to tidy up the “loose ends” here by reporting on my experience of Anse Chastenet. The delay has been due to waiting for a complaint to be resolved. It has not been and is likely to go to court. In the meantime, here is what happened. As a luxury beach resort, with a particular style of accom...
by Harold Gough
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Field Cross-eye Stereo Pair of Damselfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

You'd find that Fill light helps, without producing any new shadows. And of course I did not suggest putting flash on the camera. Noted. There is no alternative to putting the hotshoe out of action for the VF-2, when using flash, on or off the camera. The prospect of putting the flash where its pos...
by Harold Gough
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Field Cross-eye Stereo Pair of Damselfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Chris, I was out again, trying to photograph more insects, when I realised a basic error in my agreement. For stereo images, the lighting must be consistent from one frame of a pair to the next. Having mentioned the sun/overcast inconsistency I should have ruled out on-camera flash for an even more ...
by Harold Gough
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Field Cross-eye Stereo Pair of Damselfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

A reflector should help, otherwise flash to fill some detail and give some sharpness? Chris, Technically, I agree. However, a reflector only helps (much) if it reflects directly towards the subject and adjusting the angle (possibly necessary for every damsel, as they face only approximately away fr...
by Harold Gough
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Field Cross-eye Stereo Pair of Damselfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Field Cross-eye Stereo Pair of Damselfly

Many blue damselflies were taking up the heat of the sun in my garden this morning. When they do this they tend to face away from the sun. This has an advantage and a disadvantage. It means that you don't cast your shadow over them when taking portraits. However, the head tends to be poorly lit. Thi...
by Harold Gough
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Field Stacks (Round I and II images)
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

I have only seen the black stage of Deadman's Finger before. Superb image. Smart-looking weevil too.

Harold
by Harold Gough
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Culex Mosquito Egg Raft & Irritating Flies
Replies: 2
Views: 8330

Thanks, Olympusman.

Harold
by Harold Gough
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Culex Mosquito Egg Raft & Irritating Flies
Replies: 2
Views: 8330

A Culex Mosquito Egg Raft & Irritating Flies

This was one of the most frustrarting outdoor sessions for a long time. This year we have a severe problem wih biting mosquitoes in our garden. I have established that the large numbers are not breeding in our water butts. However, I have seen a few egg rafts on the surface of the water. This type o...
by Harold Gough
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A mixed bag, hoverfly, wasp eye and doli fly (I think)
Replies: 19
Views: 5138

Excellent framing and detail.

Are the first two Volucella zonaria?

Harold
by Harold Gough
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wild rose buds. Aphids on grass blade.
Replies: 7
Views: 2489

That first rose is like a ballerina!

Also, I like the way your aphids are so orderly.

Harold
by Harold Gough
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Delphinium Dark Blue/Dark Bee
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

A couple of shots with front lighting, using my Kiron 105mm: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/462_P6198970_Delphinium_Dark_Blue_Dark_Bee_Kiron_Topaz_1000_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/462_P6198973_Delphinium_Dark_Blue_Dark_Bee_Kiron_Topaz_1000_1.jpg These are outdo...
by Harold Gough
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The First Blue Damsels Of The Season
Replies: 0
Views: 628

The First Blue Damsels Of The Season

There were quite a few flying around my garden and resting on the vegetation at about knee level. These were shot with my Kiron 105mm at f8. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/462_P6249089_Blue_Damsel_Kiron_105mm_f8_Topaz_1000_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/462_P62490...
by Harold Gough
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tortoise Beetle Cassida viridis
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Tortoise Beetle Cassida viridis

I was photographing some damsellflies when I noticed these:

Cropped ca 50%

Image

Kiron 105mm macro f8

Harold
by Harold Gough
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Costa Rica part XI
Replies: 2
Views: 707

The waving damselfly is a gem!

Harold
by Harold Gough
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mulleins (Verbascum Species And Cultivars)
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

brian1208 wrote:Got the important bit though, those munching jaws
Don't let them loose here!

Harold