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by Picosvistas
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Metellina segmentata
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Metellina segmentata

That is exceptionally nice! What machine would provide handheld stacks of a subject hanging in the breeze? No machine, just a bean bag and moment with no breeze :D Excellent shot. Would you mind explaining how you use the bean bag? Just support the camera and lens on a small bean bag, the sort you ...
by Picosvistas
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Metellina segmentata
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Metellina segmentata

MarkSturtevant wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:31 am
That is exceptionally nice! What machine would provide handheld stacks of a subject hanging in the breeze?
No machine, just a bean bag and moment with no breeze :D
by Picosvistas
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Metellina segmentata
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Metellina segmentata

A very common spider but worth a closer look. Metellina segmentata.
22 image handheld stack. Canon 5D, 100mm macro lens, Raynox 250 and diffused flash.

For higher res. images: www.flickr.com/photos/frankhendre
5017-5038-Edit-2.JPG
Thank you for looking

Frank
by Picosvistas
Wed May 27, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Weevil
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Pau wrote:Excellent.

Does the 5D Mk4 performs by itself focus bracketing for stacking?

No, not as standard. These shots were all taken by moving a fraction forward between each image. In this case I used a small beanbag to support the camera and enable smooth movement.
by Picosvistas
Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Weevil
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Weevil

Thank goodness for digital! Found this diminutive iridescent little weevil the other day, I think it is Polydrusus formosus, about 6mm long. These three images are the net result of 92 frames. Got to love handheld stacking of live specimens. Suffolk UK. Canon 5D Mk4, 100mm macro +25mm ext & Raynox 2...
by Picosvistas
Fri May 22, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Salticus scenicus
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Salticus scenicus

These little beauties seem to be in abundance this year. Suffolk UK Handheld stacks ranging from 16-32 images per stack, combined in Zerene. Edited in LR & PS Canon 5D Mk4, 100mm macro plus 25mm ext and Raynox 250. For higher res. images: www.flickr.com/photos/frankhendre http://www.photomacrography...
by Picosvistas
Thu May 07, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fire Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Fire Salamander

Some rework of stacks taken a couple of years ago of the superb European Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra). Handheld stacks of between 13 & 24 images, combined in Zerene and edited in LR. Cantabria, Northern Spain. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3521_48764901Edit_1.jpg http://ww...
by Picosvistas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Zebra Spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Nice capture Frank. intrigued by the change in background, was she dragging fly back to a lair? I have a small fossil shell that on the inside has a sandy concretion of red crag deposit, that is the pebbly lloking background. After a couple of stack sets she got tired of the flash strobing so she t...
by Picosvistas
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Zebra Spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Zebra Spider

The common Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus). Suffolk. UK 5mm female feeding on a small fly. Handheld stacks, 22-28 frames per image. Canon 5D mk4 with Canon 100mm L macro on 25mm of extension tube. Illumination, YN24EX on battery pack for rapid shooting. Images stacked in Zerene, and edited in LR. H...
by Picosvistas
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: March Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

March Fly

Another insect from the Australian bush that is more than happy to give you a nip. March fly (Tabanidae).

12 image handheld stack. Zerene, PS & LR



Image

Thank you for looking

Frank
by Picosvistas
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macro mix!
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Love the final image, superb. What lighting did you use on that one?

Frank
by Picosvistas
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Giant ichneumon wasps and something strange
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Superb set of images!
by Picosvistas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Maratus volans with prey.
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Maratus volans with prey.

New South Wales. Australia. 6 image handheld stack.

Canon 5D Mk4, 100mm L macro with Raynox 250. hot shoe mounted flash with homemade diffuser. Processed in Zerene, PS & LR.

Image

Thank you for looking

Frank
by Picosvistas
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: One for a dark alleyway.
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

One for a dark alleyway.

Web casting spider (Deinopis subrufa) New South Wales.

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Frank
by Picosvistas
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macro set
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Fabulous shots, as always.