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eurythyrea



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Playing with a lesser stag beetle Reply with quote

A couple of months ago I took a promise to Craig Gerard on posting a new topic about my work below. These studio focus stacks were made at the end of last winter, when I was extremely hungry of field work. My Mitutoyo was new, so decided to take a set of stacks about several particulars of the body. Lesser stag beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) is a common species in Hungary, also it can be seen in many natural publications, therefore I wanted to show it from unusual point of views. Note: all pics are clickable, except the animated 3D.

The fore part of the body, ventral view:


5D+MP-E65@2,5x; f/2.8 1/125s ISO50; diffused flashlight. 42 exposures in Zerene PMax.

Head, ventral view:


5D+MP-E65@3,8x; f/2.8 1/125s ISO50; diffused flashlight. 37 exposures in Zerene PMax.

Mouthpart with palps, ventral view:


5D+Mitutoyo BD Plan APO 10@9,5x; 1/125s ISO50; diffused flashlight. 101 exposures in Zerene PMax.

Right eye, dorsal view:


5D+Mitutoyo BD Plan APO 10@10x; 1/125s ISO50; diffused flashlight. 101 exposures in Zerene PMax.

Right mandible, dorsal view:


5D+Mitutoyo BD Plan APO 10@12x; 1/125s ISO50; diffused flashlight. 134 exposures in Zerene PMax.

Cross your eyes :



Animated 3D from the pair of the stereo:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikola,

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Absolutely stunning!!

Tom
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto -- especially the large stereo. Super work!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Super results Very Happy

Excellent work eurythyrea
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!

For many years there was a rotten tree stump in my garden, in which this species would congregate, each summer, and burrow to breed. Sadly, the stump became too fragile to remain in place and I now miss those summer visits.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exquisite work. You are creating a new benchmark.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikola,
absolutely gorgeous pictures! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing, such clarity and detail, wonderful, Nikola !
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eurythyrea



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys!
Rik, the stereo would be better using DMap, but then I only used PMax, which isn't such good at this low magnification. Since then I tried the other method and absolutely enjoy it. Perhaps I will do it with the source files in DMap.
Patrik, welcome aboard! Hope to see work from you some time Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exceptional work Nikola, in the cleaning/lighting, all though.
Which tube lens did you use for these? I see you've tried several but haven't kept track of your changes!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you go more into detail the lighting setup Nikola? Smile
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eurythyrea



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
Exceptional work Nikola, in the cleaning/lighting, all though.
Which tube lens did you use for these? I see you've tried several but haven't kept track of your changes!

Thank you Chris. I used the SurplusShed 172mm tube lens (also known as morfanon) with the Mitutoyo. Here you can find the setup used:



yeatzee wrote:
could you go more into detail the lighting setup Nikola? Smile

See the picture above!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used the SurplusShed 172mm tube lens
Outrageous! That's far too cheap!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikola,

Thank you for uploading the images and discussing your setup. Smile

ISO 50.....nice Cool

Do you calculate the increments by a predetermined method or by visual observation?

The clarity of these images are astounding and the lighting exquisite!


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