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by lauriek
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What are these - quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

I assume Caddis fly larvae homes? I've never seen one in the flesh as it were
by lauriek
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Optical diffraction limit broken!
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

Optical diffraction limit broken!

Interesting!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29536525

I'm assuming this cannot be done with true colour
by lauriek
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spider silk colors at 100x
Replies: 7
Views: 5209

I suspect I've missed some previous discussion here, but I just wanted to mention, to my eye I'm seeing what I would definitely assume are interference patterns in your second shot, the backlit set. And I was going to ask about what NU mentioned, is one strand actually a single coherent homogeneous ...
by lauriek
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Best UK source for microscope bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Brilliant, thanks guys.. I don't suppose anyone knows the serial number of the bulb for this microscope? I've looked but I cannot see a serial on my bulb. It has written on it; Olympus over Tokyo logo 240v / 25w Made in Japan It's a smallish bayonet type bulb, half silvered, slightly fancy looking f...
by lauriek
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Best UK source for microscope bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Best UK source for microscope bulbs

I just found the bulb has gone in my Olympus CH microscope.

With all the experts on here I'm hoping someone knows the best place for replacement bulbs, preferably within the UK..
by lauriek
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Violet ground beetle texture
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Violet ground beetle texture

I was pleased with the texture and colour I managed to get in this stack of a violet ground beetle.. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/14676372668_3b6391f46c_b.jpg Violet Ground beetle (Carabus violaceus) Stack of 98 with the OM38/2.8, Zerene mostly DMAP I have to add I found this specimen drowned...
by lauriek
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some kind of Wasp?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

I think it's a fly, maybe a hover fly but I'm not great on fly ID so take that with a pinch of salt..
by lauriek
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Anyone can help with ID of this.
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Here's an old one of mine, inspired I think by Rik's shot!

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... ght=mayfly
by lauriek
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Anyone can help with ID of this.
Replies: 5
Views: 863

It's a Mayfly. Nicely shot too.

Only the males of certain species have these funky eyes, turbinate I think is the proper word.
by lauriek
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Viola tricolor and Hibiscus.
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

These are really nice.

I have to ask, does Hibiscus have giant pollen or are you working at ridiculous magnification for that last shot?
by lauriek
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stomorhina lunata (Not soldier fly at all!)
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Stomorhina lunata (Not soldier fly at all!)

I'm really not sure what this one is, from the stripey eyes I'm guessing some kind of soldier fly? To the casual observer this fly was quite boring, like one of the many small nondescript grey flies you find on flowers in the garden, but something subtle about the way it was moving told me it was mo...
by lauriek
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: A few recent insects
Replies: 3
Views: 5856

The Aphid is alive, and just luck/perseverance.. When shooting live like this I shoot at wider aperture with larger overlap, where I can (ie when using the OM38 with an aperture), and shoot several stacks straight up and down. Often if one stack doesn't quite work out you can combine in a shot or se...
by lauriek
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: A few recent insects
Replies: 3
Views: 5856

A few recent insects

A few recent shots I didn't get round to posting here https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14590027444_e9b26df238_b.jpg Barkfly (Psocoptera) https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14677748151_e6ebb7cd90_b.jpg Acorn weevil (Curculio) https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/14677931163_55db272f7a_b.jpg Unknow...
by lauriek
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moss spore capsules
Replies: 11
Views: 3039

Thanks for the kind words chaps, and especially the ID help, I always appreciate those, especially with the mosses! Chris, yep in terms of value for money the little JML 20x is impossible to beat. I don't know if I was lucky and scored a particularly good one, or if I was lucky and it just happens t...
by lauriek
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Root Boring Weevil Portrait
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Nicely done! These 'medium' snouted weevils always make me think of dogs..