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by lauriek
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sawfly - First studio stack attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

I just want to say this looks soooo much better than the first shot! A great improvement..

And the legs thing, yeah I think we've all had that problem! ;)
by lauriek
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mosquito eye oddity?
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Mosquito eye oddity?

This is a crop from a recent shot of a Mosquito eyeball. The subject was pretty fresh from the freezer. Notice the little blue rings or discs, any ideas what's going on there? Is this the start of degradation in the eye? I've never noticed these 'structures' before.. http://www.photomacrography.net/...
by lauriek
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moss spore capsules
Replies: 11
Views: 3039

Thanks chaps!

One more recent one I found in a 'just starting to open' state;

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Interesting structures inside these things!
by lauriek
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sunset moth scales (images added)
Replies: 13
Views: 6809

Btw lovely detail in those crops!

I look forward to seeing what a good 20x or 40x objective can do on that sensor with that subject! :)
by lauriek
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sunset moth scales (images added)
Replies: 13
Views: 6809

I wonder what chewed up those scales on yours? I've never seen anything like that on my specimen.

Seriously everyone into stacking should have one of these beauties!
by lauriek
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some sort of egg case? (ID help!!?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Ahh many thanks guys!
by lauriek
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moss spore capsules
Replies: 11
Views: 3039

Moss spore capsules

I love finding these particular style of moss spore capsules in this state, a couple of recent shots; http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20140612182132_ZS_retouched_pp_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20140616172727_ZS_retouchedaaa_pp_1.jpg First with JML 20x, 1...
by lauriek
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: flower and bug
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Looks like a female Oedemera nobilis to me, the males have wonderful chunky thighs!
by lauriek
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some kind of true bug I think
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Thanks to Gilles San Martin on Flickr again! "Its' an exotic Psyllidae. Probably Ctenarytaina eucalypti (also for the Nymph). If it has been photographed on Eucalyptus in the UK it should be this species." As I suspected it's not native but a Eucalyptus specialist which seems to have travelled the w...
by lauriek
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some kind of true bug I think
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Some kind of true bug I think

Another couple of mystery bugs. When I saw the adult I thought maybe a barkfly or maybe a true bug. Seeing it close up i'm thinking it has to be a Hemipteran.. Ideally I'd like to nail it down more specifically than that! :) Adult: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20140609183036_ZS_...
by lauriek
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some sort of egg case? (ID help!!?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

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Backlit shot of the things in eggs, this time on a Crocosmia leaf.

They look like little caterpillars so I'm now assuming these are lepitopteran or at a push sawflies. Any thoughts?
by lauriek
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some sort of egg case? (ID help!!?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

I'm completely stuck on ID for this, any tips much appreciated! -- Also found some other 'bug eggs' or some sort of little containers with and without tiny bugs in. On Acer and Heuchera leaves. Empty (on red acer) https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurie-knight/14376086771/ Full (on Heuchera) https://ww...
by lauriek
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some sort of egg case? (ID help!!?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Some sort of egg case? (ID help!!?)

Found on Crocosmia, approx 3-4mm long. No idea what it is but appears to be a kind of packet of eggs?

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Any tips on ID appreciated. I presume this is an insect but by no means sure!
by lauriek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: I thought this was a baby scale insect
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

I thought this was a baby scale insect

Thanks to Gilles San Martin on Flickr I now know it is in fact an aphid. Weird as it looks nothing like any aphid I ever saw but it seems it is so! Aestivating larva of an Aphid of the genus Periphyllus http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20140606193818_ZS_retouched_p_1.jpg (See flickr...
by lauriek
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nice loupe find
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Gene, The more stuff I look at with it the more pleased I am, what a fantastic view! I've spent most of the last two days looking at aphids, caterpillars and brave flies in the garden! :D The gadget is a lighter, a brass Douglas field lighter http://www.bladehq.com/item--Douglass-Field-Lighter-Water...