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by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Water Stick (Ranatra Linearis (Heteroptera)) with Prey
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Thanks guys! He looks translucent (like you can almost see through him) is that the way he looks in real life? No Mike, these are just different shades of gray, I think the flash makes it then look translucent. I think the last image at the end of this post shows it nicely. I definitely love the low...
by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Deadly yellow
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

beetleman wrote:Was there any conclusion to this meeting.
Yup, I too want to see the meeting protocol :shock:

Sven :)
by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: The Good--The Bad---and then there is This...
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

crotermund wrote::shock: Sheeez Doug, could you try to get a little closer next time? :lol:
What Craig said! UAHHH! :lol: Well done Doug. Its interesting how the spider gets bigger and bigger with every picture ...

Sven
by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Widow Skimmer, female
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Hi Ken,

both are fine but I do like the first better because it shows a tiny bit more definition (or sharpness if you like) in the wing areas. However, both are well done!

Sven
by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Pontia butterfly (4:3 crop ratio added)
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

MacroLuv wrote:Does it look better now?
A lot IMO! :smt023 Cropping an image for compositional reasons is okay as long as you mention it. This is at least what I think about cropping.

Sven
by Sven Bernert
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Aphid and the body snatcher
Replies: 19
Views: 44222

Well, I'm running out of superlatives! I've never seen anything like this before in terms of macro photography (maybe except of Danny's white whale). Respect Charles, this is one stunning photograph. The technical excellence of these images goes without saying, however for me they are even more stri...
by Sven Bernert
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Charidotella sexpunctata - Golden Tortoise Beetle
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: Charidotella sexpunctata - Golden Tortoise Beetle

but I thought I would take an overall "macro" shot first. Only a person who knows more of your killer microscope work is able to understand that sentence! :lol: This picture, unfortunately, does not show the brilliant gold appearance. This is one heck of an image Charles. Even if the image doesn't ...
by Sven Bernert
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: 3 Types of Green
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

It is really simple, basically you just double your image as a new layer above the original layer and turn that new layer into b/w. Using the razor tool on the layer mask you can then recover color in those areas of your image that you want to stay in color. It might be helpful to zoom in the image ...
by Sven Bernert
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Greenie snake
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Looks like someone trampled on her head by accident :) Okay, not really. Cool capture Mike. Did you ever fill a frame with just a snake? I mean nothing else in the picture than the snake skin?

Best,
Sven
by Sven Bernert
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: 3 Types of Green
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

The third would make for a good color key image (everything but the insect in b/w and just the beetle in its original green color).

Nicely done Craig, the tiger is my favorite!

Sven
by Sven Bernert
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Water Stick (Ranatra Linearis (Heteroptera)) with Prey
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Water Stick (Ranatra Linearis (Heteroptera)) with Prey

http://www.fototime.com/22A57A1B0C4B1F9/orig.jpg 30D, EF 180 + 1.4x TC + Canon Ringflash, monopod, manual exposure 1/125 @ f/16, ISO 800, crop (this is roughly 75% if the original image) F16 because I was trying to get most of its legs sharp. This little alien insect lives in my pond and is an inte...
by Sven Bernert
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hover fly - help with identification appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Most of the time harsh sunlight doesn’t help much in terms of image quality but here IMO it contributes nicely to this clean and well defined capture. Lots of detail in the hairy area between the wings. Well done Bruce. Hope your friends will find their way the the forums.

Best,
Sven
by Sven Bernert
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Paper wasp guarding the nest (and other pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 8051

Planapo wrote:(You´re a brave man!:D :wink:)

Yes, my first thought, too :lol:
by Sven Bernert
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Mating bugs on Nigella plant
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Nice clean shot here Nikola! :smt023 lens opening is right on the money for blurring the background. Well done again!

Sven
by Sven Bernert
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hovering dragonflies...
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Ouch, what a nice little macro lens he has :smt046 Killer stuff Tom and look how different the tastes are: I do like the third most for its sweet back lighting! Extremely well captured! :smt023 Question: what focusing mode did use the lens in for that shot: AI Servo, one shot or (my guess) manual fo...