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by MarkSturtevant
Sat May 14, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Carabid Disaster
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Carabid Disaster

I mainly see some double imaging. Does not doing mirror lockup cause that much effect? I have thought that not locking up the mirror was not that big a deal, when rapidly focus bracketing thru a live subject, but maybe I'm wrong.
by MarkSturtevant
Sat May 14, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: knot of striped hair
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: knot of striped hair

Very good. I was wondering if flattened hair strands are also curly.
by MarkSturtevant
Sat May 14, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 3 composite images
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: 3 composite images

Excellent work!
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 09, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bee Eating Honey
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Bee Eating Honey

Very nicely done!
by MarkSturtevant
Tue May 03, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hope you like bug pictures!
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Hope you like bug pictures!

Très intéressant ! J'ai souvent observé les entonnoirs de fourmillon chez moi et vu des larves mais j'ignorais ce que pouvait être un adulte. J'ai appris quelque chose ! Je mourrai moins bête. Merci ! Merci! Désolé, c'est peut-être une mauvaise traduction. Les adultes fourmis-lions ne vivent pas lo...
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 02, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A gentleman spider
Replies: 0
Views: 188

A gentleman spider

From last summer, here are male and female jumping spiders ( Phidippus clarus ). The male is in plain view, while the female is seen only as a vague outline in her silken retreat. According to BugGuide, females of this species are frequently seen hanging out at the top of plants like this. The male,...
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 02, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Neomarica
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Neomarica

That really is lovely! There are many flowers that are remarkably complex.
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 02, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mantis eye cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Mantis eye cleaning

That is rather fascinating. I certainly did not know about the brush!

Update: I'm sure I see it in one of my pictures of a Chinese mantis as well.
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 02, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beard Grindings
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Beard Grindings

Of course one must consider the age and resultant sharpness of the rotary heads. While razors are replaced fairly regularly.

I wonder if the bright cores are an early stage of developing grey hairs from a given hair follicle.
by MarkSturtevant
Mon May 02, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mining Bees
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Mining Bees

Excellent as always!
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A little murder
Replies: 1
Views: 238

A little murder

I was in the woods one day when I came across this striped leaf beetle ( Dirospidae sp.). I was gauging how to maybe photograph the beetle, when a predatory stink bug nymph suddenly ran up from behind and impaled it! Certain stink bugs are predatory, and I have seen them with dispatched prey that ar...
by MarkSturtevant
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My tests of Laowa 100 mm f/2.8 2x and Laowa 25 mm f/2.8 2.5-5x
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: My tests of Laowa 100 mm f/2.8 2x and Laowa 25 mm f/2.8 2.5-5x

I already own the Canon EF 24-105mm zoom f/4 L Macro IS USM Lens but I am debating purchasing the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens for the 2x Macro. I want to have better clarity, resolution and of course magnification. Will the $500 price of the Laowa give me those? I shoot a lot of macro. I'm sure yo...
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Adjusting ‘Z’ in the Field
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Adjusting ‘Z’ in the Field

I do have an extremely cheap and flimsy tripod that I occasionally still use with a z-axis gear. It does the trick but its very clunky. For studio work, I usually control that axis by piling books, magazines, and paper until I get the precise height I need for either the camera or the subject. The x...
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant Face Texture
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Ant Face Texture

Nicely done!
by MarkSturtevant
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: the end of the vibrations
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: the end of the vibrations

These are very interesting!