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by leonardturner
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assassins in training
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Assassins in training

Thanks, Mark. They did respond well to the backlit situation. Insofar as clutch-naming, it has just occurred to me that if a big adult nailed you with that military-grade proboscis you might be tempted to refer to the group as "An Abomination of Assassins", but I've always been a sucker for allitera...
by leonardturner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assassins in training
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Assassins in training

_DSC2275WCDen.jpg People have long found it amusing and sometimes descriptive to label groups of non-humans with titles: A Murder of Crows. A Covey of Quail. An Ostentation of Peacocks. So what could we call a congregation of assassin bugs? A Homicide? An Assault? An Assignation? Having thought abo...
by leonardturner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida

I very much like your first image, and am surprised that you got such a good result with direct flash without diffusion. I am not familiar with Akashi objectives, but in general an infinity objective requires a tube or intermediate lens whereas a non-infinity objective can be used without. The tube ...
by leonardturner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetles from my collection
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Beetles from my collection

An excellently arranged and attractive presentation.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spiders up to something
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Spiders up to something

A very interesting collection, Mark. I particularly like the pirate and crab spider images. And we think the world on our scale is dangerous and chaotic--

Leonard
by leonardturner
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 3-clawed foot of a cobweb spider
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: 3-clawed foot of a cobweb spider

An elegant presentation, focusing attention variously on the joys available to those with curious minds, the boggling power of the evolutionary process, the effectiveness of images in clarifying a process, and the rational limitation of investigation of single subjects. Nice pictures, too. Thanks! L...
by leonardturner
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Poverty grass spikelet
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Poverty grass spikelet

Arcane, interesting, and beautifully photographed!
by leonardturner
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Common Violet
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Common Violet

Welcome to the forum! This is a nice pair of images to begin your journey; I am particularly interested in the detail in the second one. I would personally like to see the images a bit brighter, but you will have to watch for overexposing the white parts of the flower if you do so. Perhaps a little ...
by leonardturner
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Volcanic Glass
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Volcanic Glass

JIm, regarding your most recent post, I don't think it is a matter of pushing focus stacking too far. This is a rather 3 dimensional subject and may require more images to show sharpness throughout. Make sure that the part of the subject that is closest to the lens is in sharp focus at the beginning...
by leonardturner
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Volcanic Glass
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Volcanic Glass

Very nice; I particularly like the second image in your re-post.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Volcanic Glass
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Volcanic Glass

An intriguing image; I'd be interested is seeing others of this subject, perhaps at higher magnification!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nature subverted
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Nature subverted

My thanks, Lou and Rik; this site has long been a source of photographic pleasure and intellectual stimulation for me personally.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nature subverted
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Nature subverted

2020-11-07-17.29.48 DMap 6635-6661CDenW2.jpg The saffron crocus, Crocus sativus, recently broke cover in my area of the world, with beautiful and delicately colored flowers, but is as sterile as a mule. Unable to produce seeds because of its triploid status, with 24 chromosomes rather than the hapl...
by leonardturner
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tiny junkman
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Tiny junkman

This little creature was found perambulating vigorously but erratically on a ledge in our kitchen; at first I thought it to be a tiny spider hauling off prey, and determined to try to get a usable impromptu photograph to see what was going on. Initially frustrated because of its determination to mov...
by leonardturner
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Dragonfly, a 10 Year Old Boy, and a Microscope
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: A Dragonfly, a 10 Year Old Boy, and a Microscope

Striking, well-executed images.
Your comments lead me to muse on the excitement of finding something unexpected and the importance of scientific curiosity, particularly perhaps in the young, but throughout life as well.
Thank you,

Leonard