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by booter
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Trifoliate Maples
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Trifoliate Maples

I'm a big fan of these small maples native to Asia though some are difficult to find in the states as they have very low seed viability. Here are some shots from two I have in the yard. Acer mandshuricum (Manchurian maple) 200 AF micro f5.6 stack of 3 http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/96...
by booter
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pachyrrhynchus amabilis & 45/4
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Here is another example using the Apo-Componon reversed and stacked. This is Pachyrrhynchus regius boronoganus at maximum bellows extension (~200mm) f5.6 around 5X and a crop at 66%. I think the modified scales present a lighting problem that I have yet to fully manage. You can see distinct detail i...
by booter
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pachyrrhynchus amabilis & 45/4
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Chris, Serial number is 14568732 and yes, the lens was reversed. There may be some diffraction but more likely I did not take enough steps on this stack. Here is a 112% crop of the spots you are referring to. I may come back to this weevil to try wide open, I have normally been using this lens at hi...
by booter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pachyrrhynchus amabilis & 45/4
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Pachyrrhynchus amabilis & 45/4

Playing around with a 45/4 Apo-Componon obtained from a forum member. This is one nice piece of glass. This weevil shot at about 3X at f5.6 stack of about 60.
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by booter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: There's always one
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Nice!

Scott
by booter
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Philippine Curculionid
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Using the tip on the light tent, this gives a bit more of the true colors of this weevil.
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Scott
by booter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Philippine Curculionid
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Rik, Yes, all these are in small depressions (I have forgotten the exact term and am too lazy to dig out my entomological dictionary!). I will try to do some others at an angle where this is more easily seen. I had the 28 stopped down to f11, probably too far and will need to do some tests on it, I ...
by booter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Philippine Curculionid
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Rik, Here is about 6x of P. gloriosus with the reversed 28/3.5. I'm not thrilled as I believe I have exceeded my tripod stability and bellows focus rack capability. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/961_LR_P_gloriosus_6x_ZS_PMax_1.jpg I also was working on another weevil, Pachyrrhunchus ...
by booter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Philippine Curculionid
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Rik, I've got a 28/3.5 I can reverse, a 45/4 Apo-Componon and a 55/3.5 Micro headed this way over the next week. Let me see what I can do, my stacking movement is limited by trying to manage slight turns on the bellows rail. I think a Velmex unislide will help! I really tried to capture the burgundy...
by booter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Philippine Curculionid
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Philippine Curculionid

More experimentation with Zerene and stacking. This is Pachyrrynchus gloriosus from The Philippines with a reversed 60 2.8 f8 polarized lens and flashes stack of 50. Still need work but making some progress. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/961_PachyrrhynchusgloriosusZSPMax_1.jpg Scott
by booter
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The subtleties of fly ID's - stereo pair added
Replies: 19
Views: 11700

Chaetotaxy made fun! Great images NU.

Scott
by booter
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysochroa b. rugicollis Learning Curve
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Thanks Rik, I'll check the stacking on the first. I do remember that I did not adjust the contrast on either image.

Great input!
by booter
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysochroa b. rugicollis Learning Curve
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Chrysochroa b. rugicollis Learning Curve

First efforts with Zerene Stacker. Both are DMap versions. First is about 1X with a 200 f4 micro f8 stack of 12. http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/c_b_rugicollis_l_ZS_DMap_resize.jpg This is about 2X with a 60 f2.8 micro f8 normal orientation on a bellows, stack of 30. http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/...
by booter
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant and ant mimic ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Interesting, the ant either thought the wasp was Aunt Sadie or was so absorbed in lunch to pay any attention.

Nice captures.

Scott
by booter
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Macro Rig Expansion Needs Inputs Please
Replies: 13
Views: 3752

Hi BAT, I'm with you on the aperture/exposure challenge with the D90. At least in the digital world test exposures and review of the histogram is much quicker than having to wait until the film is processed to see if your bracketing worked!! I made the decision to spend money on good glass and then ...