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by lauriek
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spider with feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

They look a lot like the 'arista' on blow flies
by lauriek
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beautiful little moth - Pancalia schwarzella, I think
Replies: 5
Views: 7757

Many thanks guys for the kind words and comments. NU, it's funny I've been meaning to ask you about moth traps for a while. I understand the general gist is to have a bright light which attracts the moths, but what's the 'structure' of the thing which 'retains' the moths? I've never seen one in use ...
by lauriek
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beautiful little moth - Pancalia schwarzella, I think
Replies: 5
Views: 7757

Beautiful little moth - Pancalia schwarzella, I think

I found this tiny moth in the garden, looked interesting but was hard to tell until I got it under lights and a lens. Well it turns out it's a little beauty, I'll certainly be taking more interest in tiny moths after finding this gem! Apologies for the background, this is just a quick and dirty whol...
by lauriek
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lacewing larva, not scale insect
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Incidentally to answer an earlier question I found this on a Tetrapanax rex we have in the garden..
by lauriek
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Thanks chaps! Jörgen tbh I'm not sure precisely what it is I do that you don't do! I tend to use ping pong ball diffuser quite a lot, certainly did for this shot, together with the twinflash setup. I carefully setup the exposure and the diffusion for each stack, not sure what else I can add... How a...
by lauriek
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lacewing larva, not scale insect
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

I've seen a cross polarizing system for the old Olympus ringflash (from the OM days) but I doubt that would fit on the modern ringflash, and they are still quite pricey so I'm not prepared to buy one on the off chance I can rig it up. Maybe I could do something with some of that 'cut to shape' polar...
by lauriek
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lacewing larva, not scale insect
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

I'm an idiot! I didn't know lacewing larva did the 'cover themselves in debris' thing. And you know when I was post processing these I was thinking, those mandibles remind me of something. Thanks guys! Dave, I'm afraid I don't have that kind of equipment, might have a polarising lens around somewher...
by lauriek
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Wasp

Yet another little chalcidoid wasp, love these as subjects...

Image

Shot with the Nikon 10x/0.30 CFN objective, 59 slices, composited with Zerene PMAX
by lauriek
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lacewing larva, not scale insect
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Lacewing larva, not scale insect

From above http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130816022241_ZS_retouched_pmn_1.jpg From below http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130816022410_ZS_retouched_pmn_1.jpg And a bit closer (Pointy) http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130816041056_ZS_PMax_pmn...
by lauriek
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 'Giger-ish' stuff under cabbage leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

'Giger-ish' stuff under cabbage leaf

This looks like it was designed by H.R. Giger http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130809170758_ZS_retouched_pmn_4.jpg There are loads of these in little patches on our cabbage leaves! Any ideas what it is? It appears to be embedded in the leaf slightly. Probably between 0.5 and 1mm l...
by lauriek
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Thanks NU! :)
by lauriek
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Ahh, after quite a bit of googling I think it's a large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba)
by lauriek
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Here's a quick shot of the whole moth, I don't suppose anyone knows what it is? (I really like to be able to id shots better than 'big brown moth') :)

Image
by lauriek
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)

Sorry I've no better ID than that, it's quite a chunky moth and tbh not that interesting looking until you look closely http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130808025533_ZS_DMap_pmn_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/390_20130808030257_ZS_DMappmn_1.jpg http://www.phot...
by lauriek
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Little Chalcidoid wasp
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Little Chalcidoid wasp

Whole wasp around 1.5mm long. I read Rik's post recently about one of these aphid parasitising wasps hatching out and I had a similar experience. I'd found some parasitised aphids on some euphorbia in the garden and I'd snipped off one leaf with three on it and had this in a pot in my photo room rea...