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by Guppy
Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various arthropods at the table
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Various arthropods at the table

Hi Mark

I like the humpbacked orbweaver the best.
Nice markings and the color too.

Kurt
by Guppy
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yellowjacket wasp eye.
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Yellowjacket wasp eye.

Hi Denis
Absolutely perfect.
I like it very much

Kurt
by Guppy
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Evania appendigaster wasp
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Evania appendigaster wasp

Hi
Perfect stack of a beautiful and useful wasp.
I like it very much

Kurt
by Guppy
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Planktonic larvae of a shrimp
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Planktonic larvae of a shrimp

Hi Ricardo

Incredibly beautiful!

Kurt
by Guppy
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Green Lacewing And "Presents" - Update Friday
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Green Lacewing And "Presents" - Update Monday

Hi
An interesting article with informative and also very beautiful pictures.
Many thanks
Kurt
by Guppy
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Antlion lacewings
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Antlion lacewings

Ups, thanks for the comments and the correction, I have changed it.
by Guppy
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Mantis deimatic display
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Mantis deimatic display

Hi
What a beautiful subject, nice one, in best quality!!
Kurt
by Guppy
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Carpocoris purpureipennis, Nymphe
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Carpocoris purpureipennis, Nymphe

Hi Art theft at the ants, the precious antennae were probably transported to another time. As so often I stole from the ants, here now a remarkable work of art. One of the five nymph stages of the purple fruit bug. https://up.picr.de/44244673zz.jpg www.focus-stacking.ch/B/05573_00.JPG Camera: Nikon ...
by Guppy
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Paper Moon Starflower Seeds
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Paper Moon Starflower Seeds

Hi It is always a pleasure to see the fruit stand of the Paper Moon Starflower. https://up.picr.de/44217779ph.jpg www.focus-stacking.ch/B/05571_00.JPG Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: LAOWA 100mm F2.8 CA-Dreamer Macro 2x Exposure time: Flash Aperture: 4 ISO: 64 Lighting: 2 flash units, YONGNUO YN560III Diff...
by Guppy
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Antlion lacewings
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Antlion lacewings

Hi The Antlion are larvae oft the Antlion lacewings. The funnels in the sand, which the larvae make to catch insects (ants), are often seen in our country, the imago only rarely. Here are some pictures of the Antlion lacewings. It's a mystery to me how this large Antlion lacewings got between the wi...
by Guppy
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Raising a pandora sphinx moth
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Raising a pandora sphinx moth

Hello Mark

Beautiful and interesting.
I like it very much!

Kurt
by Guppy
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Skull Hover Fly Portrait
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Skull Hover Fly Portrait

Hi They are also called Dead Head Hoverfly, or Deathkull Fly https://up.picr.de/43785471ug.jpg www.focus-stacking.ch/B/05520_00.JPG Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Laowa 25mm F 2.8, 2.5-5X Ultra Macro ISO: 64 Lighting: 4 flashes, YONGNUO YN560III Diffuser: White writing paper Shooting file format (RAW/JPG)...
by Guppy
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Skull hover fly, mouth parts
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Skull hover fly, mouth parts

Hi The mouthparts of the skull hover fly are well recognizable. https://up.picr.de/43775334yz.jpg www.focus-stacking.ch/B/05519_00.JPG Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Laowa 25mm F 2.8, 2.5-5X Ultra Macro ISO: 64 Lighting: 4 flashes, YONGNUO YN560III Diffuser: White writing paper Shooting file format (RAW/J...
by Guppy
Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: poor image quality from laowa 25mm + olympus
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: poor image quality from laowa 25mm + olympus

Hi

This is what my lens hood looks like
Plastic lens cap with hole and Hi-tack flocked light trap material; self-adhesive
https://www.fpi-protostar.com/hitack.htm

Image

Image

Kurt
by Guppy
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitty M Plan Apo 5x vs. Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro
Replies: 40
Views: 5208

Re: Mitty M Plan Apo 5x vs. Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro

Hi See here: https://www.closeuphotography.com/laowa-25mm-macro-lens-test For 5X on full-frame, at the bottom of the report: 5.0x Lens lineup Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro (LA25) Mitutoyo M Plan APO 5x / 0.14 Objective + Raynox DCR-150 208mm tube lens (M5X) The Laowa is not as sharp in the cen...