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by tpe
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Insect decline
Replies: 26
Views: 16427

Here is a nice article about reduction in an unperturbed rain forest area that is open access. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809 In this case put down to rising temperatures (about 2 degrees). I have noticed it a lot in the Pyrenees in Spain, where I do not kn...
by tpe
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Coup de gras
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Wonderful capture, those teeth are frighteningly sharp, and so fine, it looks like they would do no damage at all but are deadly efficient anyway :).
by tpe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Why so few women doing macro?
Replies: 28
Views: 9724

In biological sciences at least there tend to be more women until postdoc level, and then the ratios tend to reverse. Therefore perhaps the dearth has less to do with the biology of insect pics, but the artistic side. There was a theory that there were more male artists, and that art was an expressi...
by tpe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backlit butterflies with flash
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Many thanks for the comments, much appreciated. Andy 5? I could see three? I guess an aphid just behind the petal of the flower, some kind of true bug further to the right and a little down and a small fly on the flower at the bottom right of the frame, but will see if i can find the original to hav...
by tpe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Affinity Photo - focus merge for field macro stacks
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

Many thanks for the explanation, and the headsup about affinity, i will have to have a look at that. I also use an A7ii, and prefer Ubuntu, so very useful. I must admit i do not like the view finder too much on the sony, it does not work great at full magnification in bad lighting, too much of a sli...
by tpe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cauca Valley (Colombia) Part III
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Great shots and very interesting story. Hybridization would be interesting, not only for one species declining but for the birth of another. It also sets a question about the current classification, is it certain that white tips represent another subspecies (or whatever the definition would be if th...
by tpe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Colombian Choco part V (Arachnid edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Is that a lacewing, err, owl fly, larva in the bottom left of pic 4, the camouflaged orbweaver?

Wonderful shots all. I hope there were no unwelcome surprises on the trip, one of our researchers had their car liberated near there a few years back...
by tpe
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backlit butterflies with flash
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Backlit butterflies with flash

I kind of liked these, even though the subject matter was so ordinary. It was a bright sunny day, shooting into the sun with a fill flash. You could see the back light better with a lower flash setting but it lost some of the detail on the camera side, so the compromise left some of the translucency...
by tpe
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hunting Tiger Beetle
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

Very nice pic Troels. Having taken pics of the Danish species and a number of others i can say this is impressive, because the Danish species is much more lively and skittish than the others i have seen. They are very difficult to get a pic face on, where as other species seem inquisitive and presen...
by tpe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Orb weaver: partial eclipse of a brick
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

The lack of noise is impressive as that you managed to take a close up at the distance you did. Must be a good camera ;).

Tim
by tpe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Photos from a Canon S120 compact camera
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

Very effective, and nice DOF. Looks like a great setup. I tried something similar with the LED lights, but could never get enough light for a reasonable DOF.
by tpe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A couple of frogs from Malaysia
Replies: 1
Views: 873

A couple of frogs from Malaysia

All night shots, with a bit too much flash glare Not sure what this is at all? http://scientificillustration.net/_temp/frog_borneo_01.jpg Some type of Borneo flying frog from the way it immediately appeared to glide away after the picture http://scientificillustration.net/_temp/frog_34.jpg Probably ...
by tpe
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another Natural, Live Mantid Stack (54-images)
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Yes very nice.

Tim
by tpe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pyrenomycete, lichen, or eumycetozoa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

So almost learnt a couple of new words today. But are the ostioles at approx 30% across and 20 up on the second image (black dot) or are they in the barnacle looking parts which might be some kind of fruiting body where i would more have expected them to be? It would be nice to see a super close up ...
by tpe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Centipede and Millipede
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

The house centipede is very cool, odd how the head end looks thinner than the tail end. Kind of counter intuitive and unlike other centipedes with those huge feet/teeth and eyes it has.