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by orionmystery
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: The Bible of Macro
Replies: 3
Views: 3476

Well said, Johan! Couldn't have said it better myself :)
by orionmystery
Tue May 24, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mixed Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Mixed Bag

Newly molted female Raspy Cricket / Leaf-rolling Cricket (Gryllacrididae), Selangor, Malaysia. https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7015/27143683461_c87b63c5e1_o.jpg Molting raspy cricket_MG_1071 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G , on Flickr Beautiful skink - Sphenomorphus stellatus, Pahang, Malaysia. https://...
by orionmystery
Thu May 05, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Creatures from the montane forest of Sabah, Borneo
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Creatures from the montane forest of Sabah, Borneo

I spent 3 nights checking out the montane forest of Sabah, East Malaysia (Borneo). It was extremely dry but still, I managed to find quite many creatures to photograph. Griswold's Reed Snake (Calamaria griswoldi). One of the prettiest reed snakes ever! Montane forest of Sabah, East Malaysia (Borneo)...
by orionmystery
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More wide angle stuff :D
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

More wide angle stuff :D

Say hi to this handsome male Dragon Head Katydid (Lesina sp.) from Lupa Masa, Poring, Sabah. Photographed with the Venus Optics - Laowa15mm on a 70D and diffused 270EX on hotshoe. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1577/25931745250_b0072db9dd_o.jpg Dragon-head Katydid Lesina sp. _MG_9784 copy by Kurt (O...
by orionmystery
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More wide angle fun at night!
Replies: 1
Views: 710

More wide angle fun at night!

So I have been poking the Laowa 15mm at every creatures I come across in the jungle at night! Up close with a Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus subannulatus). Venus Optics - Laowa15mm on a 70D, diffused 270EX on hot shoe, Malaysia. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1507/25545171764_03222876a9_o.jpg Dry...
by orionmystery
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few wide angle shots
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

A few wide angle shots

Long time no post! Here are a few wide angle shots from Lupa Masa Jungle Camp in Poring, Sabah (Borneo). Lifer for me! Up close with a Parablepharis kuhlii asiatica mantis. ID credit: Stefan Engelhardt. Venus Optics - Laowa15mm, 70D, diffused 270EX. Lupa Masa Jungle Kamp, Poring, Sabah (Borneo). htt...
by orionmystery
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Backlighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Backlighting

So i have been fooling around with backlighting a lot lately. It doesn't always work but it sure is a lot of fun! Feel free to hop over to my Flickr stream to check out the usual (front) lighting shots! Beautiful, elegant white moth with backlighting. Geometridae, Ennominae Ourapteryx sp., ID credit...
by orionmystery
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Go on a date, it'll be fun they say!
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Go on a date, it'll be fun they say!

She didn't like what she saw, so she ate him LOL. This was how it was when I spotted her. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/701/21058559221_239a49da9d_o.jpg Hyllus sp._MG_2593 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5688/20864111049_2c22c99372_o.jpg Hyllus sp._MG_2624 c...
by orionmystery
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tropical Insects!
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Tropical Insects!

Newly emerged cicada resting on its old skin while waiting for its exoskeleton to harden. One-man backlighting shot. Camera in one hand and speedlight the other. Malaysia. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/610/20757641339_a5f194a599_o.jpg Cicada_MG_1400 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G , on Flickr A diffe...
by orionmystery
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mantids of Malaysia
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Mantids of Malaysia

Mantis threesome! LOL. See the next pic. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/646/20157220904_6a499f6c77_o.jpg Deroplatys lobata IMG_8021 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G , on Flickr Dead Leaf Mantids (Deroplatys lobata). Two males on one female. Malaysia. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5724/20593070879_f00e...
by orionmystery
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Laowa/Venus 15mm F4 1:1 wide angle macro lens (II)
Replies: 12
Views: 4930

johan wrote:This looks so much fun! That beetle in shots 1 & 2... what an eye catching image =)
Thank you, Johan!
by orionmystery
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Laowa/Venus 15mm F4 1:1 wide angle macro lens (II)
Replies: 12
Views: 4930

Lovely. I'm definitely going to invest in one of these, or perhaps the Sigma 15mm wide angle, which also seems to be very popular for this kind of imaging. If you, or anyone else, has a suggestion as to which is the best way to go for wide-angle macro (sub £1000, preferably sub £600) for Nikon smal...
by orionmystery
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Laowa/Venus 15mm F4 1:1 wide angle macro lens (II)
Replies: 12
Views: 4930

Laowa/Venus 15mm F4 1:1 wide angle macro lens (II)

Part II. You can find Part I here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28016 More shots from the fun lens. Male Long-armed Scarab (Cheirotonus peracanus?). Montane forest, Malaysia. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/329/19969785631_10af72c89a_b.jpg Venus 15mm sample shot_MG_1852 by Ku...
by orionmystery
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Venus 15mm 1:1 wide angle macro lens
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

All except the temple/tower pics can be viewed in full res. Not by me. I just rechecked. Flickr complains: "This photo is private. // Oops! You don't have permission to view this photo." I get that same response when I click on any of the images to visit whatever they are linked to, for example htt...
by orionmystery
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Venus 15mm 1:1 wide angle macro lens
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

thank you Kurt for sharing this intriguing method. I really like the mantis portraits! Kurt, what working distance does this lens have at 1:1 magnification? Interestingly, in your photo's the lens does not appear to block much light. Thanks, Carmen. The working distance at 1:1 is 4.7mm! All the sho...