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by Michigan Michael
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Butterflies again
Replies: 14
Views: 2167

Beautiful photography, Daan. The last two are especially well done.
by Michigan Michael
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few abstracts
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Very nice photos, Aynia. Can you share your techniques with us?
by Michigan Michael
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #64 (2 butterflies)
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Well said, Harold!
by Michigan Michael
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #64 (2 butterflies)
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Thanks for your comments, Harold.
Such an inelegant butterfly for being "attracted" to such a "distracting" flower.
:oops:
by Michigan Michael
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #64 (2 butterflies)
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Backyard Series #64 (2 butterflies)

Here are two
from the Detroit Zoo.

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by Michigan Michael
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tiger Beetle (Cicindela limbalis?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Very nice. CRISP!
by Michigan Michael
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Frost
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Nice, Ken. Looks like diamonds in the rough ("bling" as we say in Motown).
by Michigan Michael
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Greenbottle Fly - 2nd image added
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Very clever assembly.
What does "6, 1/3 rd" mean?
by Michigan Michael
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Red Tube Tail Thrips on Trametes versicolor, polypore
Replies: 14
Views: 3438

Very nice, Ken. I especially like the first one.
by Michigan Michael
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #63 (hairy cat)
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Hey, thanks for the info and comments, guys. P.S. I've always enjoyed listening to "White Rabbit", but never could understand the lyrics. I was surprised to learn that the verse after the one Ken quoted is: "And if you go chasing rabbits And you know you're going to fall, Tell 'em a hookah smoking c...
by Michigan Michael
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #63 (hairy cat)
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Backyard Series #63 (hairy cat)

The etymology of "caterpillar" is "hairy cat". The entomology, however, is beyond my ken. I don't have a clue into what this specimen will metamorphose. I do know that it was having quite a feast on the delicate fennel. Is it just me or does this caterpillar remind others of the hookah-smoking cater...
by Michigan Michael
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #62 (flash or no flash?)
Replies: 5
Views: 786

lauriek wrote:.Are you using two flash units as there appear to be two distinct catchlights...
Yes, a Nikon macro flash with 2 lights.
by Michigan Michael
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #62 (flash or no flash?)
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Sorry, I didn't intend to confuse anyone. The 1st shot was done with "fill" flash. The 2nd photo was taken on a bright cloudy day with no flash.
by Michigan Michael
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backyard Series #62 (flash or no flash?)
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Backyard Series #62 (flash or no flash?)

Here are 2 similar bees on 2 similar flowers. One taken with flash, one without.

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by Michigan Michael
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: SteelBlue Ladybird and two others, extra pic below.
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Here in mid-west USA we call them "ladybugs". "Ladybird" seems like strange nomenclature for an insect. :o