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by arlon
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ice day close up
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Ice day close up

Chased some ice pics with a Tokina 100 F2.8 macro.. Ice storm came before a lot of the plants had even stopped blooming. http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/153482163/large.jpg http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/153497380/large.jpg http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/153518079/large.jpg http://www.pbase.com...
by arlon
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beelike Tachinid fly
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Beelike Tachinid fly

A number of these in Cloudcroft NM a few weeks ago. Shot with Tokina 100mm on D800E, cropped and downsized.

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by arlon
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mite, pushing the limit of hand held..
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Looks fine to me too. might try the link http://www.pbase.com/arlon/bugs and the mite is towards the bottom of the gallery.
by arlon
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mite, pushing the limit of hand held..
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Mite, pushing the limit of hand held..

Mite shot hand held with a flash in remote mode (also hand held) seems to be pushing the limit of what I can do walking around in the yard. This is cropped way down but essentially straight out of the camera otherwise. Click image for a larger version http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/146371105/mediu...
by arlon
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cactus and some rare rain in West Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Cactus and some rare rain in West Texas

Had a good rain last week and I grabbed a few shots of rain drops. A rare treat for out here. 90mm Vivitar F2.5 on a Nikon Pk-13 extension tube. SB-800 flash off camera hand held

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by arlon
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumping spider on autumn leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

I've shot dozens of them but have never gotten anything to stay still for even a second shot. Way to go.
by arlon
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Danger lurking in the sunflowers
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Danger lurking in the sunflowers

Danger if you are a fly that is.. Shot in the backyard during my lunch hr today.
Shot with old MF Nikkor 105mm F4 lens with a 150mm bellows lens attached to the front of it with a K3 ring..

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by arlon
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yucca bloom from D800E
Replies: 2
Views: 749

In a shaded area but at f22 and with a flash diffuser, the flash doesn't carry very far.
by arlon
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yucca bloom from D800E
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Yucca bloom from D800E

Shot the yucca with a 90mm vivitar F2.5 lens at F22 w/flash in Davis Mountains State Park, Texas.

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by arlon
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: D800E sems to be working pretty good so far
Replies: 0
Views: 804

D800E sems to be working pretty good so far

I've had the camera for a month now and have not had any moire issue yet. Mostly shooting with a 90mm Vivitar F2.5 lens an a short extension ring. Cropability is another bonus.. Click the image below for the full size (100% crop) cropped image directly from the camera. http://www.pbase.com/arlon/ima...
by arlon
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant with aphids
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Cool idea. I really like the image!
by arlon
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: wide-angle macro- with 2x clear image zoom
Replies: 7
Views: 4238

I am not able to understand how the lens is mounted for such images. Is it possible to use this idea in a DRLS? Can anyone show a sketch or a photo? thank you very much :wink: I like to use a 20mm f3.5 Nikkor set on an K1 extension ring. It's not quite as drastic as the OP pics but I still like the...
by arlon
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon optiphot stand problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

It's been awhile but I finally sprung for the metal gear and have now gone through the stand and have it working perfectly. Now I need to start figuring out how I want to set up something to hold the camera. Not sure where to go next, any pictures of other setups for inspiration/ideas would be appre...
by arlon
Mon May 23, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Trio
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Priorities seem about right for that pair. (-:} Great shot..
by arlon
Mon May 23, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Killing machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Great pics. Robber fly or tiger beetle have to be the ultimate 6 legged predators. Not sure which one truly deserves the crown.