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by Bruce Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Globular springtails
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Excellent series Brian!

I particularly like pic2. You've really managed to capture that look of determined intent that I've so often noticed as they clamber around their micro environment - it always brings a smile to my face.

Bruce :)
by Bruce Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some Quinault Rain Forest close-ups
Replies: 10
Views: 4680

Simply beautiful!

Bruce
by Bruce Williams
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My pet hoverfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Some of the best hand-held shots I've seen Brian - truly excellent.

Your flash diffusing technique is really effective - was this the coke can or have you developed on from that? OOI, were you able to support your body in any way - lean against a tree or similar?

Bruce
by Bruce Williams
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Snail-killing Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Thanks Harold. Your comment about the size of the halteres prompted me to do a spot of Googling to find out a bit more about them. I'd assumed that they pretty much acted as simple counter weights, however it turns out that there's much, much more to them than I'd imagined - isn't that always the wa...
by Bruce Williams
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Snail-killing Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Snail-killing Fly

One of the Snail-killing flies (Sciomyzidae) - thought to be Psacadina verbekei . I just love the head and faces on these flies This is a Zerene Stacker stack of 4 hand-held shots taken with my Nikon D300 + 105mm macro lens at 1:1. Settings: ISO200. Manual exposure: 1/250s at f/16. Manual flash (pop...
by Bruce Williams
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A rather damp midge
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Extraordinary series of images Brian!

I'd always imagined you had an interesting garden as so many of your internet shots are located there.......so I was very interested to see this insect paradise for myself :) .

Bruce
by Bruce Williams
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Unhappy harvestman
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Chris........and I'd heard that harvestmen were non-political :? .

Thanks Brian....and I'm right with you on the 'little person sitting in a mechanical digger' :D .

Bruce
by Bruce Williams
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Unhappy harvestman
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Thanks Ken :D . Your comments prompted me to do a little research (aka Googling) and it seems your instinct is right on the money. From what I read harvestmen have been around for over 400 million years and have remained largely unchanged for a significant part of that time. I quite liked this pic a...
by Bruce Williams
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Unhappy harvestman
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Unhappy harvestman

A male harvestman Dicranopalpus ramosus - Please check scale bar to get an idea of size. I love the look of these odd looking characters and they are so accommodating too, rarely if ever running away when you poke a lens at them. In my experience it's quite unusual to see their pedipalps tucked unde...
by Bruce Williams
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Colourful ice
Replies: 11
Views: 3135

Images to lose yourself in. An interesting experiment Brian with exceptionally pleasing results.

A friend of mine who's into scrying would just love these as full screen wallpaper.

Bruce:)
by Bruce Williams
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cicada
Replies: 17
Views: 3624

Really nice work. The first two pics have a real feeing of three dimensionality and weight to them - I really like them! It looks like quite a large insect (pics 1 and 2) - so what size are we looking at here Mark?

Bruce :)
by Bruce Williams
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Crab Spiders "R" Us, part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 7307

Wow (picking jaw off chest) those last three natural light stacks are just stunning!

Btw, the green and brown crab spider (one of my favourite subjects) is a female Diaea dorsata.

Bruce:)
by Bruce Williams
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hop, step and jump
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Interesting viewpoint on the harvestman Andy - the species in your original posting is Dicranopalpus ramosus btw.

Bruce :)
by Bruce Williams
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: How many pixels wide is your monitor? (Poll closed now.)
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

I know it'll be obvious and I'm gonna feel stupid when you tell me, but.....how do I enter my screen size poll data?

btw I have 24" at 1920px wide.

Bruce:)
by Bruce Williams
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mating of the Opilione
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Nice capture Ken - both parties in sharp focus and interesting viewpoint too.

....pic1 looks like a couple of bagpipes mating :lol: .

Bruce :D