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by Tony T
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Features for identifying yellowjackets
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Features for identifying yellowjackets

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This relates to the discussion at http://bugguide.net/node/view/35661].

Admin edit: the original text of this posting was lost in a database problem. The image and reference have been restored from other archives.
by Tony T
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: A beautiful moth
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

[quote="rjlittlefield He lists it as "Sundowner Moth ( Sphingomorpha chlorea )". --Rik[/quote] That was scary :cry: . I had ID'd it earlier as in the Family Noctuidae (Owlet moths) and not a Hawk Moth. But the genus name suggest a Hawk Moth (Hawk moths are in the Family Sphingidae). However checking...
by Tony T
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: A beautiful moth
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Yes, beautiful colours and pattern Ken: Bug Guide is for NA, this is a South African moth. If this was from NA I would say something in the Noctuidae, perhaps in the Hypeninae - but these are pretty wild guesses, I'm more confident in saying it's not a Hawk Moth (this also a risky statement). Lepido...
by Tony T
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Dragonfly in Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Dragonfly in Flight

Nikon D70, 200mm, 1/320sec, f16. June 2005
Epitheca canis, male.
Top: full frame
Bottom: cropped.
I just like the wing movement that the flash failed to stop.

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by Tony T
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Tena koutou katoa (greetings, in Maori) from New Zealand
Replies: 19
Views: 8699

Ken Ramos wrote: and also, I might add, taken with a camera and camera lens designed and working working together, to produce such an image. :)
Yikes :roll: What about an image taken with a camera
and a microscope objective on a bellows or extension tubes :?: These were not designed to work together, methinks.
by Tony T
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Proxxon Set-up
Replies: 4
Views: 4757

Peter: The Manfrotto Bogen is about $90.00. The Proxxon about $100.
Remember that the Manfrotto moves in only 1 axis, the Proxxon moves in 2 axes.
by Tony T
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simple flash diffuser
Replies: 7
Views: 4772

Maybe I'm a bit out of topic but do you know Bogen / Manfrotto 3419 Micro Positioning Plate ? I read somewhere that it moves 1.25 mm for a turn. I plan to buy this gear to try picture stacking, to move my subject. What is your opinion? Have not used that rail. Have used one from RRS and one from Ki...
by Tony T
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Fish-eating Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

Re: Stunning!

Ted Chappell wrote: how do you light a subject like that? Ted
very simple set-up: SEE HERE
by Tony T
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Parasitic mite identification
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

Beautiful photos. For the dragonfly, 3 families of parasitic mites
(Hydrachnida) are found on dragonflies with at least 1 genus in each family:
Arrenuridae - Arrenurus spp.
Hydryphantidae - Hydraphantes spp.
Limnocharidae - Limnochares spp.
by Tony T
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Proxxon Set-up
Replies: 4
Views: 4757

Proxxon Set-up

I purchased a Proxxon table based on this post by Wim: CLICK HERE But I have set it up in reverse of Wim's set-up; I will use the short Y-axis to move the subject forward. Received my Proxxon milling table yesterday and spent part of today making adjustments for it to fit my current set-up. My inter...
by Tony T
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: First picture post - Solitary wasp stack
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

I mount everything on a Really Right Stuff Camera Bar.
WEB PAGE HERE

The subject can then be moved toward the camera in a straight line:
my set-up HERE
by Tony T
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: What am I - Quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Correct. I know it as British Grenadier.
It is, of course, a lichen Cladonia cristatella and only about 20 mm tall (short!)
by Tony T
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: What am I - Quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 757

What am I - Quiz

Certainly wasn't named after a fish :idea:
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by Tony T
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Dirt inside eyepiece => acceptable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2867

Pleased to hear that, my experience has been the opposite (but not with these companies). It took weeks and weeks (and lots of phone calls) for Nikon and a large Toronto camera store to replace a faulty digital SLR body.
by Tony T
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Mating butterflies - Melitaea trivia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

In the top picture I can see the tip of the male's abdomen clasping on the outside of the females; i.e. the female's tip entirely encircled by the male's.