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by puzzledpaul
Fri May 14, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First moments of a large red damselfly
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Good find (and pics), Brian - just wondering if you've modified the shape of your (coke can based) diffuser / made a new one?

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by puzzledpaul
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Quite possibly the most boring movie ever made
Replies: 7
Views: 6446

<< unless somebody knows a utility for taking an avi and reversing the order of frames >> Rik - happened to notice this and asked some 'wingers' :) Not used the apps myself (apart from VDub a bit) but it might be worth looking at the suggestions? Blender, of course is something of a beast ... hth pp...
by puzzledpaul
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Metric-dimensioned resolution
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Seem to recollect reading somewhere that 400ppi is used in Japan?
by puzzledpaul
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Macro modeling
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

by puzzledpaul
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some insects of the dry country
Replies: 12
Views: 5571

<< Hope this helps! >> Yes, thanks for taking to time to post it. <<If this all seems a tad synthetic, well, all I can say is that nothing's painted except the masks >> To me, not at all ... I'd do (and I do do) the same / similar in a heartbeat if I thought the image'd be better for it (in my eyes)...
by puzzledpaul
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some insects of the dry country
Replies: 12
Views: 5571

No idea abouut the specs of the A710 (without a trip to dpreview) ... but, judging by these pics, it's doing a good job in your hands, Rik :)

#1'd get my vote - fwiw - more oof bg, bigger subject, comp / pose - any chance of seeing the technicals on this, please?

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by puzzledpaul
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The flip side
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Makes a change to see a (deeply) stacked shot that looks 'normal'

Great job - I like it :)

(be great for a fly spray / insecticide ad?)

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by puzzledpaul
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Starting off
Replies: 19
Views: 7145

To re-iterate previous comments on << Anyone using something which would now be regarded old tech, so cheap? >> Yes - I use a 20D (8Mp) for all my pics now (and for about the last 18months) - before that a 10D. Advice would be buy the best glass they can afford / need for their purpose(s). Specific ...
by puzzledpaul
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Caught Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Well 'stalked' - No 2'd get my vote :)

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by puzzledpaul
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Pronunciation Please
Replies: 22
Views: 4193

<< foe toe ma(h) crog graff ee >> Similar to above foe toe ma(h) crog raff ee ... ... but I invariably end up writing it down on a bit of paper :) I'd also add your / you're to the various 'its' as examples that readily annoy + another special one associated with another interest of mine elsewhere o...
by puzzledpaul
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Shiny! The insides of a wasp mouth...
Replies: 26
Views: 14481

What RL fov does this represent, Rik?

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by puzzledpaul
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Shiny! The insides of a wasp mouth...
Replies: 26
Views: 14481

Great job with a difficult subject :)

<< overall appearance reminds me of such glossy advertisement brochures for cars >>

I could also envisage this type of image being of interest from a texture mapping pov for certain types of 3D models ...

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by puzzledpaul
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Green lacewing larva (Chrysopa sp.) with aphid
Replies: 9
Views: 3929

Thanks, Charlie for taking the time to post details etc. It reminded me of something similar I tried before making the macro arm that I use now - still with a 550ex too. << One "downside" is that they are expensive >> Indeed - Have been tempted, but have resisted - and the 550 is fine for std photos...
by puzzledpaul
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: I`m Supposed To Eat The Plant
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Great find - and pix, Doug - well spotted.

<< when is the movie? >>

Brad Pitt for lead role?

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