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by BugEZ
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs

Very nice. Note the little black "pick axes" that are left behind when the nymph exit the egg. They are quite interesting and probably important for breaking out of the egg. Many years ago I tried to image them, but I did not have the greatest equipment for this. I think they could be more accuratel...
by BugEZ
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Palomena prasina eggs

Stink bug eggs are interesting to observe. I have made time lapse movies of nymphs emerging. The hatch is synchronized and most emerge within an hour or so of their siblings. Squash bug eggs are similar. Bug eggs are good subjects. There is much interesting detail Stink Bug embryos with good caption...
by BugEZ
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Hairy Thing
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: A Hairy Thing

Assassin bug?

Keith
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by BugEZ
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: mouth of the ant (high res.)
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: mouth of the ant (high res.)

I recently built a tape dispenser and had to make the cutter. My attempts at machining a serrated cutter from sheet metal were unsuccessful. Then I repurposed a used hacksaw blade and with some sharpening it worked perfectly. The serrations on the jaws of the ant would work well. Interesting subject...
by BugEZ
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tiny winged ant showing interference colors
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Tiny winged ant showing interference colors

Very interesting Rik!

Many years ago I recall watching winged ants swarm up from the ground in a steady stream. They did this in the Arizona desert right after a big rainstorm. They were small ants, but bigger than this.

Thanks for sharing!

Keith
by BugEZ
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yet another fly...
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Yet another fly...

flies usually lay eggs, don't they? Do some of them carry their young around or was this some sort of parasite? Egg laying the norm. Parasite probable . Live birth unlikely, but who knows? There are millions of species of flies... I am filming the development of long legged fly (Dolichopodidae) egg...
by BugEZ
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Doli on iris
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Doli on iris

Taken with my point and shoot Panasonic DC-ZS70. Hand held. Some fill flash on last two. Light mostly from ambient cloudy day. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1597_6F65742F5EBA486FB5FBDAAADBE65B0B_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1597_CD646B56EA594B81ACC9DD9CD9CC4AA1...
by BugEZ
Tue May 26, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cabbage creek doli
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Sykes wrote: you need to be aware of window violation, your brain detects it is an impossible situation. I went to the link and read about 3D window violation. I am more familiar with various Windows 10 violations. I commit them frequently. I have the good fortune of easily perceiving stereo in 3D p...
by BugEZ
Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cabbage creek doli
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Cabbage creek doli

My wife and I took an anniversary stroll in the nearby park. We hoped to look for warblers as the spring migration through northern Illinois draws to a close. We struck out on warblers, but as we walked home I noticed some tiny doli flies on the leaves of skunk cabbage growing along the bank of a sm...
by BugEZ
Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Critter Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Great photos and narrative!

Keith
by BugEZ
Thu May 14, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water drops on hydrophobic mold surface
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

This is quite interesting and I reviewed the Wikipedia reference.

I found myself considering the hydrophobic corneal lenses of flies. But worthy of a separate post...
by BugEZ
Wed May 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: scales of the weevil 45x
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

As impressive as the scales are (very nice photo!) the great puzzle to me is the cornea of the eyes. They appear so opaque. Even in freshly collected weevils and many other dark eyed beetles. Fly eyes I can usually see right into. The same with butterfly and moth eyes. And this forum has some remark...
by BugEZ
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: two hairs, one critter
Replies: 0
Views: 1703

two hairs, one critter

Both photos taken with the same 10X magnification 10 Oly objective, 200 mm pentax tube lens, LED bucket light. 50 images for the quill, 130 images for the fluff The critter? First hair http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1597_20200331161124_ZS_DMap_1.jpg Second hair http://www.photomacrogr...
by BugEZ
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: LED close-up rig and vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Other ideas? The goose neck specimen holder is probably part of the problem, but the flower stem is probably a greater problem. Simplest solution is to relocate the rig to a less bouncy part of the house. If that is not an option, consider suspending the baseplate from soft bungee cords. Much depen...
by BugEZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Emerging Blue Mason Bees
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

First, great photos and interesting subject! Second, what I love about this post in particular, and this community in general is that the seasonal collection of blue mason bee pupae may be discussed as though it was a common every day activity. Like picking apples. Dalantech, you make the fungus gna...