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by MarkSturtevant
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Popcorn salt on a penny
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Popcorn salt on a penny

That is remarkable! Such a simple random thing and yet it is quite startling.
by MarkSturtevant
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backpacking macro
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Backpacking macro

A nice variety! One has to wonder about the identity of some of the items. The first picture has mosses, and the leafy things might be liverwort. But the green cups are ...? Either those are one of the reproductive structures from the liverworts, or fruiting bodies of lichens.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: polarized cross-section of the young root of the broad bean
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: polarized cross-section of the young root of the broad bean

That is interesting. According to the internet, the bright arms of the + sign are xylem vessels, with their reinforced cell walls. That would be why they are reflective under this kind of lighting.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Joro web
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Joro web

Interesting. I would very much like to see Joro spiders. I agree they should not pose a problem.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Physarum sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Physarum sp.

Cool! I have not seen the fruiting bodies of these things this close before.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 90 Minutes Difference - Decon 90 Update
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: 90 Minutes Difference - Decon 90 Update

An interesting discussion. There is the old thread about restoring eyes a different way: https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=36652&p=228191#p228191 This would be by applying specifically to the eyes. I don't know if immersion of a specimen should necessarily get the hairs to '...
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: stitched louse hi res
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: stitched louse hi res

Wow! That is cool.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wolf Spider eyes
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Wolf Spider eyes

Well done! It really holds up when zooming in.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mantis pseudopupils
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Mantis pseudopupils

Very good! The effect is indeed very startling. That is an interesting mantid species.
by MarkSturtevant
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonflies in flight
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Dragonflies in flight

Very well done. I understand the eye tracking feature (when it works on insects) is a bit of a game changer for this sort of thing. I would love to try it one day.
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Black saddlebags dragonfly
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Black saddlebags dragonfly

rjlittlefield wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:01 pm
That's a lovely image of a lovely creature!
I do not recognize the mesh structure that the dragonfly is sitting on. Do you know what kind of plant that is?
--Rik

Thank you. Its an old seed pod of some kind. That is all I know.
by MarkSturtevant
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Black saddlebags dragonfly
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Black saddlebags dragonfly

"Saddlebags" dragonflies are so-named because the dark markings on the wings that can remind one of saddlebags. Perhaps it is because of their extra broad wings, but they have an effortless manner of flying, and they are dragonflies that seem to seldom land. Although common, I had been frustrated fo...
by MarkSturtevant
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zerene: How to stop the rotation of the stable subject
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Zerene: How to stop the rotation of the stable subject

I wonder if there is a way to de-gas the mountant to remove air bubbles before it hardens. OR de-gas the mountant before its applied to the specimen?
I know putting the slides on a slide warmer accelerates the hardening, and this also helps to shrink bubbles but maybe not eliminate them.
by MarkSturtevant
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pitter Patter Of Little Tarsus
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Pitter Patter Of Little Tarsus

Nicely done. The small bits of debris can be removed in post with cloning and healing tools in a photo editor.