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georgedingwall



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Lacewing Reply with quote

Hi all,

Here's a stacked image of a Lacewing I found in my kitchen this morning.

Not sure exactly which kind it is, but probably a Green Lacewing, Chrysopidae Chrysoperla carnea, in winter colour.

The field of view is about 2.5 mm wide.

Seems to have some sort of deformity in the base of the left antenna, unless that's the way they are meant to be.

D200 with Schneider Componon HM 40mm F2.8 Enlarger lens
2 seconds @ F5.6
69 frames with 0.04 mm adjustment stacked in Helicon focus.
Bellows and extension tubes.
Finished in Photoshop CS2.
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DaveW



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To paraphrase, the "eyes have it" George. Great picture!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,

DaveW wrote:
To paraphrase, the "eyes have it" George. Great picture!

DaveW


Thanks, Dave.

They are a bit on the prominent side. Shocked

Bye for now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think prominent is a bit of an understatement. You could sell this to Google Laughing Hey, a great job of stacking there George, excellent shot Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super stack George. Beautiful subject also. Any way you can link to a full size pic....I must have this a a desktop wallpaper..." PRETTY PLEASE" Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stack there George. One of these days I'll have some equipment to do the same. Getting there slowly.
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georgedingwall



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

beetleman wrote:
Super stack George. Beautiful subject also. Any way you can link to a full size pic....I must have this a a desktop wallpaper..." PRETTY PLEASE" Wink


If you send me your email address by private message I'll email you a copy. Let me know you screen resolution so that I can size it correctly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful stack. How dow you like using your enlargfer lens?

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georgedingwall



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Irwin,

cactuspic wrote:
Wonderful stack. How dow you like using your enlargfer lens?

Irwin


I don't really think too much about it. Smile

The main reason I use this particular lens is that it produces very good optical results at these magnificatons. I have other lenses which I use in different circumstances.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Lacewing Reply with quote

georgedingwall wrote:
Hi all,

Here's a stacked image of a Lacewing I found in my kitchen this morning.

Not sure exactly which kind it is, but probably a Green Lacewing, Chrysopidae Chrysoperla carnea, in winter colour.

Hmmm, I don't recall hearing that green lacewings ever have a brown phase. Think

There are, however, brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae), see for example Micromus posticus at Bugguide.

Do you recall what the wings of this beast looked like? Usually brown lacewings have much darker wings, very different from the clear membranes of green lacewings.

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Seems to have some sort of deformity in the base of the left antenna, unless that's the way they are meant to be.

I think the "deformity" is just an illusion caused by angle of view. The antennae have sort of a thick pedestal as their first segment. On the bug's left side, we seeing the pedestal from the side, with the rest of the antenna cocked down and sideways. On the bug's right side, we're seeing the pedestal more from its end, with the rest of the antenna cocked up and back. I agree that the antennae look weird from this angle, but I think everything's fine with the bug.

This is a very nice stack, BTW!

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georgedingwall



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Lacewing Reply with quote

Hi Rik,

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There are, however, brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae), see for example Micromus posticus at Bugguide.

Do you recall what the wings of this beast looked like? Usually brown lacewings have much darker wings, very different from the clear membranes of green lacewings.

This is a very nice stack, BTW!

--Rik


I'm pretty sure it is a Green Lacewing in winter condition. My insect books are pretty clear about the loss of pigment prior to hibernation in winter.

The wings were totally clear. I also posted an image of part of one of the wings around the same time as the full insect.

I concede I might be wrong about the ID, but of several examples listed in my books, the descriptions given make it more likely that it is a Green Lacewing rather than a Brown one.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wing shot is pretty compelling that it's a green lacewing, not a brown.

And now that I search for it, I find descriptions of the color change too.

Well, there's one new thing I learned today. Very Happy (One of about 20, I hope, or I'm gonna quickly fall behind!)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to comment on this photo again George just to bring it to the top again....it is just an awesome capture
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