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by Sym P. le
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Small Daisy
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Small Daisy

Thrips, the scourge of perfect flowers everywhere!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60839073@ ... otostream/
by Sym P. le
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Two rotifers - info and photo added
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Two rotifers - info and photo added

Thanks for posting the link. Now I also understand why those plates are coloured.
by Sym P. le
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonflies in flight
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Dragonflies in flight

Yes, well done for Dragons in flight. I had some fun with them this summer but the "in flight" images were limited to screen shots of video and were only identifiable by approximation to known local species. I believe yours is a male Southern Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea). Dragons have remarkable...
by Sym P. le
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Two rotifers - info and photo added
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Two rotifers

Thanks for posting these. I'm not familiar with microscopic life forms other than what's posted here. I just want to be clear about something for my own understanding. The colours are real?
by Sym P. le
Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Morning glory pollen
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Morning glory pollen

I love these images, not only for the renditions, clarity and detail but more so because it offers a clear picture of how the pollen interacts with the stigma (thanks Rik), something which I've never even seen an attempt of an explanation. Maybe I'm the only one that's missed this through all these ...
by Sym P. le
Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: light or dark BG
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: light or dark BG

The two images are different sizes so it's difficult to assess the ease with which detail can be drawn out. The larger size gives the advantage to the light BG. I find the brightness of the pale BG around the subject to be distracting so that subtracts from that advantage. Overall, I'm in it for the...
by Sym P. le
Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Autoluminescence or Lens Bloom or Subject?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Autoluminescence or Lens Bloom or Subject?

Thanks for your responses, they are intriguing. Somehow my mind associates stark pale spots with a potential of light emission. I haven't come across any discussions about it but if a critter were in the business of emitting light, it would not diminish its function by hiding the ability behind a da...
by Sym P. le
Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Autoluminescence or Lens Bloom or Subject?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Autoluminescence or Lens Bloom or Subject?

I need some help with this one. I captured some photos of a Damsel Bug several years ago but as I was looking through the images again I noticed a red aura around some highlights along the perimeter of the abdomen. It doesn't seem to depend on the orientation or lighting. The scene is lit with a fla...
by Sym P. le
Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ivory-Marked Longhorn Beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Ivory-Marked Longhorn Beetle

Interesting. I had copied your previous image and attempted a white balance fix but to no avail. I like your new version much better. I generally don't pay much attention to the white balance labels on cameras. I just choose the setting that appears to give the best results and take it from there. I...
by Sym P. le
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Infinity Lens on Smart Phone
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Infinity Lens on Smart Phone

The Schneider Variogon technology that lit Super 8 video recording used an infinity lens behind the split glass (which shunts an image to the view finder). I had great success with one on my Canon G11 and now have one that clips onto my phone. With the G11, it was like going fishing. I never knew wh...
by Sym P. le
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Insect diversity
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Insect diversity

Are those scales that I see on the ladybird beetle? If so where did they come from?
by Sym P. le
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Evania appendigaster wasp
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Evania appendigaster wasp

After Googling ootheca, all I can say is Oooohhhh!! ... That and "Well done!"