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by Slinkytreekreeper
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: paragliding springtails ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Georgeous shot!

Are you still using a single softbox with your mpe?
by Slinkytreekreeper
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Whirlgig is eating
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Nice shots cozdas.

I was looking at some of these yesterday and I am pretty sure those are aphid exhuvia that it is eating. Also known as greenfly round here.

I had no clue what the mites were though, thanks.
by Slinkytreekreeper
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ribes flower macros
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Yeah, they have lots of uses, probably multiple on the same plant, like collecting pollen etc
by Slinkytreekreeper
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ribes flower macros
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

wow, I dream of a frame filler like this mag.

Pretty sure it's a trichome, lots of sticky bug catching plants like the sundew have them but this one is pretty small

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichome
by Slinkytreekreeper
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spring Thaw Ice Sculptures.
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Hi, great compositions, #5 especially looks like a huge cavern.

The mid tones are a little flat, perhaps some more light to lift the darker spots?
by Slinkytreekreeper
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber flies with prey
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

nice work getting the prey in focus on all the shots
by Slinkytreekreeper
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Harvestmen of Ecuador cloud forest part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Fascinating creatures, is the last one a mix of flash and UV or only UV?

It shows the actual form and glow really well.
by Slinkytreekreeper
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A grain of sand
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

How did you light this? Purple gel and black tile perhaps?

Striking image, do the grains all look the same?
by Slinkytreekreeper
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterfly scales with nikon BD 40/0.65
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

I really like the stacks you posted, razor sharp but for me the highlights on the non cropped one pop out a little too far above the scales. It didn't stop me looking at it for 10 minutes, about 3 times now :) I have no equipment for deep stacks quite yet but i'm itching to output some stereo images...
by Slinkytreekreeper
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterfly scales with nikon BD 40/0.65
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

Cheers for adding the lighting shot. How long are your exposures with this lighting and setup?
by Slinkytreekreeper
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tenodera Sinensis handheld stacks
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Tenodera Sinensis handheld stacks

Some first instar Chinese mantis stacks in PS, all 2 frames. Canon 450D, 2 sets of kenko tubes and 100mm macro. Speedlite with mini softbox. Really happy with the last one, the rest not so. Advice welcomed. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/__GF-pzx2ndQ/TUyxzcyC91I/AAAAAAAAAI0/EYVkV1uBEB4/s800/%237%...
by Slinkytreekreeper
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Magical Mystical Beeuties
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

First and last ones for me, the backgrounds just work. It's always surprising how much you get in focus, my head wants to imagine seamless stacks even though I know you don't.

How come no compound elements are not visible in the eye, are they totally smooth or is this an effect of diffusion/lighting?
by Slinkytreekreeper
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Crab spider
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Thanks for the details Brian, is your left hand palm up or down when resting the camera/lens on it? Do you hold your breath for multiple shots? Do you get many groups of shots that you can't stack when shooting or is this techniques 'down' for you now? I guess i'll keep trying, it's really helpful t...
by Slinkytreekreeper
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Crab spider
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Nice captures while it was stunned, . Roughly how many frames and aperture for these? I'm also wondering if you have a garden 'rig' like you use indoor for stacking. I'm finding it almost impossible to grab more than 2-3 frames above 2x that are aligned well enough for ZS to handle. Or maybe I just ...
by Slinkytreekreeper
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Of Hatchets and Woodlice
Replies: 16
Views: 6972

The first shot look gorgeous without diffusion, i'm kinda surprised. Looks dreamy