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by MarkSturtevant
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Amber Inclusions Scorpion & Spider Fighting Forever...LOL
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Amber Inclusions Scorpion & Spider Fighting Forever...LOL

I looked up the Dominican amber deposits. They tend to be around 25 million years old. It was my privilege, many years ago, to sort through a large number of insects in amber that dated back to the Cretaceous (so over 65 million years ago). Although nothing as rare as this, it was still incredible t...
by MarkSturtevant
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My workshop (ideas and projects)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: My workshop (ideas and projects)

I am also intrigued to see the use of a cell phone battery pack to run some USB LED lights. I had thought of that, but was hesitant since I was not sure if this would damage anything. This shows I know nothing about electronics.
by MarkSturtevant
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My workshop (ideas and projects)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: My workshop (ideas and projects)

This is seriously awesome. I am blown away.
by MarkSturtevant
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Red paper wasp
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Red paper wasp

Very lovely and soft lighting. Well done.
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Amber Inclusions Scorpion & Spider Fighting Forever...LOL
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Amber Inclusions Scorpion & Spider Fighting Forever...LOL

Very cool! The oval-ish object below the scorpion in the first picture is likely the elytra of a beetle.
One can not be sure if the scorpion and spider were in the midst of battle. But I do see the scorpion has several thin strands of what might be spider silk tangled around it. So maybe they were!
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Focus stacked crab spider
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Focus stacked crab spider

Here is a live "bark" crab spider ( Bassaniana sp.) that sat for a focus stacking session with me. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50628145668_ced3484faa_b.jpg Focus stacked crab spider by Mark Sturtevant , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50628988592_ae688bceed_b.jpg Focus stacked ...
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: numismatic macro photography
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: numismatic macro photography

Very interesting. I have a double strike penny around here somewhere.
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Floppy-ear Bunnies
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Floppy-ear Bunnies

"Globbies", I call them. Despite looking, I have yet to see one of this sort. I see plenty of the elongate kinds.
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: naughty fly
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: naughty fly

Both are very well done. There are some translucent bristles on the fly face. Easy to fix.
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz

:D Dunksargent and NikonUser have it. They are a bunch of pseudoscorpions (related to scorpions, but they have no stingers). These small mite-sized arthropods can hitch a ride on an insect for dispersal. A smart group we have here!
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 131

An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz

These were taken over a year ago. Red-humped caterpillar ( Schizura concinna ). This was one of several found together on a single red-bud tree. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196949073_f5825b8109_h.jpg Red-humped caterpillar by Mark Sturtevant , on Flickr A 'running' crab spider with yellow-...
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: From a holiday in Croatia IV
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: From a holiday in Croatia IV

Excellent! You have a very nice touch with lighting in these.
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ceruchus chrysomelinus
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Ceruchus chrysomelinus

That is a nice picture! Interesting insect too.
by MarkSturtevant
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tiny junkman
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Tiny junkman

This is a species of lacewing larva that carries debris for concealment.