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by Roy Patience
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Small Cactus Flower Stack
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Small Cactus Flower Stack

This flower is about 8mm in diameter and a bit taller on a plant that is about 4cm in diameter. I stacked 44 slices with DMap and was pleased with the detail in the flower and the spines. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/63_TinyCactusZSretouched_1.jpg I was able to use daylight with a l...
by Roy Patience
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterflies in flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

These are excellent! I would be interested in how you managed your focus so well.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Giant supermosquitoes invade Florida!
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

When I lived in Boca Raton, Florida giant mosquitos would be blown in from the Everglades once in a while. They were much, much larger than the usual mosquitos and really did bite.

I can only imagine how much attempts at mosquito control cost the state.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x Macro Zoom -- FREE Hints Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Scott, Great idea! I made something similar with graph paper back in the film days. I had an idea a few days ago that I haven't had time to work on yet. I wonder if I could make a card to substitute for the subject that would measure magnification and then "show" DOF for a given aperture. As you can...
by Roy Patience
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Some PDFs that are worth a look
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

Charles, Thanks for the information. It brings back fond memories. I still have a "Chipped Lens Kit" and I remember reading many of the Edmund brochures. My early experiments in electricity involved batteries, copper plating and hand-cranked generators. My hometown was making the transition to dial ...
by Roy Patience
Thu May 30, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Little Green Grasshopper
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Little Green Grasshopper

I had a good day today focus stacking small flowers in the backyard but they will have to wait till later. This tiny grasshopper was sitting a Gazania out in the front yard. It was only about 8-10 mm long at most. Here is the establishing shot. Too bad the grasshopper picked the most tattered flower...
by Roy Patience
Thu May 30, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few frogs and toads
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Kurt,

You continue to entertain us with the broad variety of interesting creatures in your part of the world. Thank you for treating us to such a great set of images.

I can't remember the last time I saw a frog or toad in my area.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Thu May 30, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Classic II
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Guido,

This is a very nice image. You must be very steady to stack images shot at 1/13 sec!

Excellent.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Thu May 30, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First Cactus Flower Of The Year: Rebutia
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Harold,

I had a strange problem photographing a red Euphorbia milii flower with flash. The red channel was very much overexposed relative to the green and blue channels. When I used diffused sunlight the problem did not happen.

One day I'll try to reproduce the the problem and post it here.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Wed May 29, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Itty Bitty Spider
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Charlton,

The first one looks so natural. Very good.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Wed May 29, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Funnel Spider on Fremont Mission Peak
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Ray,

These are excellent! My favorite is the last one.

The funnel spiders I have seen are much "hairier" and are more difficult (for me) to stack.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Wed May 29, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First Cactus Flower Of The Year: Rebutia
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Harold,

That's a beautiful bloom. I may have a similar plant in my collection.

You have captured this well. I find deep red flowers difficult to photograph.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Tue May 28, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bad Hair Day!
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Kurt,

That is a fascinating creature. I wonder what it looks like after a rain? Do you have "after" pictures when they have morphed?

Thanks for sharing.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Mon May 27, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Longhorn beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 814

The details and pose are excellent.

I want to see what you can do with your heavyweight macro rig.

Roy
by Roy Patience
Mon May 27, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A SMALL MOTH
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Sonyalpha,

It's wings look like parasols. You have interesting insects. Thanks for sharing.

Roy