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by leonardturner
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Striped Bug (Graphosoma italicum)
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Striped Bug (Graphosoma italicum)

Great composition and colors, beautifully executed. The symmetry of the two subjects makes a particularly appealing patten.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More Lepidoptera
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: More Lepidoptera

All very nice, but I particularly like the formal portrait of the lunar moth. Magnificent creature.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sleeping Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Sleeping Bee

Thank you, Mark, but your kind comment is undeserved. Confession time: I never saw the bee until running the stack on the computer. Not long after dawn, the Althea bloom was found low to the ground, not fully opened, and I was intrigued by the radial pattern of the 5 petals and determined to shoot i...
by leonardturner
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sleeping Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Sleeping Bee

Thank you, Guido--much appreciated.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sleeping Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Sleeping Bee

2020-07-25-15.33.29 retouched 7900-7940 copy.jpg My favorite time for flower photography is very early morning, before the air is made unstable by heating and before the bees begin to hunt for breakfast. Attracted to the radial pattern of this Althea blossom which had opened for the first time the ...
by leonardturner
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unknown larvae
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Unknown larvae

My thanks for your reply. I am continuing to keep an eye on this group!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unknown larvae
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Unknown larvae

_DSC6891WWDen.jpg Labophot, Nikon plan 2, .05; diffused strobe, Nikon 850, single image These are growing and feeding in great profusion in one of two adjacent small bog gardens in standing water. Thinking at first they were the usual constantly wriggling mosquito larvae, I treated them to a genero...
by leonardturner
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Insects
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Insects

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on a very solid first post!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An eating machine
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: An eating machine

My thanks, Sumguy and Zook, and most especially Rik for the information and references; that was a superb stereo you made 4 years ago!

Leonard
by leonardturner
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An eating machine
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: An eating machine

My thanks to you both! I made an assertion based on an assumption, always a dangerous process, and I'm glad to know the truth. I wonder if there are any good images of mandibles; probably pretty difficult without dissection. I can attest to the effectiveness of his attaching mechanisms (are they com...
by leonardturner
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An eating machine
Replies: 8
Views: 281

An eating machine

A.jpg This late stage larval Tobacco Hornworm is a prodigious eater (and pooper), well into his defoliation of a tomato plant. It can be distinguished from the Tomato Hookworm by its diagonal white body markings and the harmless but scary looking red horn on the lower body. B.jpg After the vigorous...
by leonardturner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ladybird
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Ladybird

I should have noted that the larva in the last post was living; its movement degraded that stack and required the joining of two different partial stacks to produce the image.

Leonard
by leonardturner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ladybird
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Ladybird

2020-07-01-14.30.05 retouched -07-01-12.29.23 DMap 5702-5727--07-01-14.20.03 DMap 5702-5748W DEN copy.jpg 2020-07-01-15.50.21 DMap 5678-5696.jpg My thanks for all comments. Rik, the second wave has now hit, and I believe I have caught one in flagrante : I agree that this is probably an Epilancha , ...
by leonardturner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A happier corona
Replies: 1
Views: 210

A happier corona

2020-03-16-11.49.48 DMap 6247-6329WS DN.jpg
The cherry laurel produces a plethora of these tiny, sweet smelling flowers in the springtime.
Nikon 850, 105 macro, ambient light

Leonard