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by pbertner
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/967_Screenshot_20200218122351_Gallery_2.jpg True enough, actual mating would look something more like this: https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/31711469042_886d338561_b.jpg Though the male guarding can be complicated, and not quite as straight forward as...
by pbertner
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An "expedition" to Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

The high key in the 3rd image works particularly well. The light's a bit harsh on some of the others, though shooting moving subjects in full sun is generally something I avoid. I can't say I have any recommendations on how one could shoot in that scenario unless you had a reflector/diffuser and a l...
by pbertner
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various Myxomycetes (slime molds) from UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

You really captured the textures and framing well in the second and third shots. The 2nd in particular stands out.
by pbertner
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Assorted macros
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

I especially like the newly moulted lynx spider, well done.
by pbertner
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part IX
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Thanks Mark and grgh, much appreciated.
by pbertner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part IX
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part IX

Army ants (Eciton sp.) and a parasitic army ant-mimicking silverfish (Trichaletura manni). As many as 357 species have been associated with army ants, either as parasites or commensals. Some, like this obligate parasitic silverfish live within the colony itself and move with it: https://live.staticf...
by pbertner
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Thanks Mark, Mike and Saul, much appreciated. Mike - For the fly, frog, mosquito and weevil I used the Canon Mpe and for the rest I used a 1.4xTC with 12mm extension tube on a Canon 100mm f/2.8L. The latter gives increased mag. and good compression of subject for background bokeh/details. For lighti...
by pbertner
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII

A pair of mating leaf-mimicking katydids (Typophyllum sp.) melt into the surrounding leaf litter: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49406495426_d4f6ec2c41_b.jpg Though glass frogs are not unknown from the lowland Amazonian rainforest, they are more common in the cloud forest streams of higher alti...
by pbertner
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VII
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Thanks for the kind words and comments Mark, Lou and Smokedaddy.
by pbertner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VII
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VII

Caterpillars obliviously feeding at night: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49324029312_29f311cd3e_b.jpg A cone-headed katydid peers over a leaf, perhaps drawn by the acoustic signature of the caterpillars' feeding: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49324128997_7677bb289e_b.jpg Whilst the other...
by pbertner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VI
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Thanks Chris and Rik. I'll try to integrate any non-macros more into the narrative arc and limit them to 2 per set, and keep them for the final images.
by pbertner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part V
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Thanks Lou, Mark and Bob, much appreciated. Bob- Fulgoridae exhibit paurometabolis growth, which is say that there is no dramatic transformation from egg to larva to pupa and then adult. The eggs hatch into nymph which have the overall morphological characteristics of the adults which are gradually ...
by pbertner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VI
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Thanks Rik and Troels.

Of course Rik, I like the balance that they provide, especially for people for whom the tropics are inaccessible, but I'm happy to confine the sets to macro only as well, as that is what the forum is all about.
by pbertner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VI
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VI

A false coral snake (Oxyrhopus sp.) bears aposematic colours to fool predators into thinking that it possesses a potent neurotoxic venom, like the true coral snakes (Micrurus sp.): https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49307130332_84ddf2fedc_b.jpg Ant harvesting a slime mold: https://live.staticflickr...
by pbertner
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part V
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part V

A camera trap captures a Rufous motmot (Baryphthengus martii) perching at the mouth of its burrow: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49285837453_30eed3534f_b.jpg Another camera trap photo, this time of a collared peccary (Peccari tayasu) skirting a former wallow which has flooded with the rains. W...