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by Sym P. le
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Papilio maackii scales
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Papilio maackii scales

It seems to me that we can clearly see through the transparent scales to see the orange ones underneath!
by Sym P. le
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Olympus MPlan 10x/0.25
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Olympus MPlan 10x/0.25

Alan, thanks for pointing that out. Even after speed reading a pile of material, I couldn't find that detail. Is there a certain metalurgical scope from Olympus for which these objectives are intended or were there various addons to basic models? Edit 2: I'm currently answering my own question by re...
by Sym P. le
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: In the shadows...She waits.
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: In the shadows...She waits.

I'm not sure I'd have the courage to harass that one.
by Sym P. le
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo blemishes... or inflated expectations?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Mitutoyo blemishes... or inflated expectations?

Thank-you for having the courage to share your pain. The lens does not look like it is performing to it's potential and the internal damage/debris did not come from the factory. A reputable seller should not be pushing that lens without describing the obvious internal issues. I would try to return i...
by Sym P. le
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Aliens among us
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Aliens among us

Interesting revelation of the claw structure from the underside
by Sym P. le
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An inpirational fly
Replies: 1
Views: 843

An inpirational fly

Flies aren't my biggest thing but I do shoot them from time to time if they hang around. Componon-S 50/2.8 (@ 5.6) on extensions on Olympus E-PL5 using on board flash redirected with paper (one hand on the camera, the other holding the paper). It's a bit of a gong show but the result speaks for itse...
by Sym P. le
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mottled shieldbug (Rhaphigaster nebulosa)
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Mottled shieldbug (Rhaphigaster nebulosa)

Nice work Guido. You inspired me to go out today.
by Sym P. le
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp 20x
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Wasp 20x

That's a pretty good start for a new endeavour. When I read the title of your post, I didn't anticipate much new to be seen but indeed there was. I am intrigued by the fine setae and the pits in the cuticle that host them. Well done.
by Sym P. le
Sun May 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: First post from Andy, a newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Fantastic! I love the lighting. The stack looks great though I don't do much myself so I'm no expert.
by Sym P. le
Wed May 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Trying Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

try searching for toilet smoker
by Sym P. le
Fri May 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Why do I get image corruption?
Replies: 31
Views: 3381

ChrisR - ... put your memory into single channel mode rather than multichannel, to avoid nonspecific memory problems. This suggests that memory failures could be alleviated by installing new memory? On a similar note, I had similar looking results when I recovered images from a crashed hard drive. ...
by Sym P. le
Fri May 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diatoms stereo
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

So the large round one (upper left) is actually bowl shaped, not flat. That kind of detail is not well conveyed in typical 2D microscopic photography. Cool!
by Sym P. le
Thu May 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: "Giant" siphonophore
Replies: 3
Views: 1817

doh!