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lauriek
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:08 am    Post subject: A small bee Reply with quote

Not sure what sort of bee, maybe a tiny bumble bee or some sort of solitary, cuckoo bee?







Yep more condensation. For some reason it _would_not_ clear from this specimen. I got it out of the freezer, left it for 20 mins or so before I took a look. Loads of condensation on the eyes. I left it another 1/2 hour. Still there. I had some stuff to do so I ran a quick stack anyway. Went off and did some other stuff, came back, still there! I did another stack anyway and left it, came back later (quite a bit later) - it still hadn't cleared! At this point I only had a little while available to shoot so I ran a quick couple of stacks. So I don't have one of this specimen without dang condensation!

Usual setup, OM38/2.8 at either f2.8 or f4.0, stacks of 50, 61 and 47 respectively combined in Zerene.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!

It loooks like a cross between an Old English Sheep Dog and a space alien.

Good shots, Laurie.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff. Who cares about condensation??!!!!... it adds character to the pics. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurie, very nice shots and good clean stacking.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the three I think the that last frame is the money shot -brilliant!

Since the critter is dead why not look for interesting abstracts in the wings? That first shot leaves me wanting to see more of those vein patterns.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all of you! Smile

John funny you should say that, I've been thinking of doing some wing venation shots for a little while now! (I try to keep all my specimens for as long as possible so I can re-shoot and look for other interesting features..)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Laurie!

Like both #2 and #3. You really managed to keep detail in the dark compound eye in #2.

Well done!

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