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by LordV
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Dewdrops
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Thanks for the comments :)

Paul they are both uncropped. #1 is at 5:1 I think #2 was at 3:1 - both taken on a 1.6 crop 20D.

Brian V.
by LordV
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some bug cross-eye stereograms
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

Nice shots of the insects. I don't have stereo vision, but I'm on to the gag now. So you guys can stop pretending about this depth perception thing, I figured out the joke! :lol: :P :twisted: Thanks :) Dam you realised we take control of your web cam whilst you are going cross-eyed :) Brian V.
by LordV
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some bug cross-eye stereograms
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

I've never been able to see these as 3D. Have you seen the free 3D actions on http://www.atncentral.com? The freeware prog I use Stereophotomaker will produce anaglyphs for viewing with colour filter stereo glasses assuming that's what the PS action does ? I just don't like the colour loss you get ...
by LordV
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Dewdrops
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Dewdrops

On a globular springtail and an aphid. #1 focus stacked using czm from 4 shots, #2 hand stacked from 3 shots. The springtail is about 1.8mm long brian V. Click on Pics for larger size http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/2062939125_0cb32147e9.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2062939139_aee25c2...
by LordV
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some bug cross-eye stereograms
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

Thanks Ken and Rik.

I just find these 3-D shots very evocative of the moment I was taking the pics.

Brian V.
by LordV
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Window Gnats
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

A great job with a really challenging subject. Be interested to know the aperture setting(s). Interesting flash set-up too. Bruce :D Thanks Bruce :) #1 F9. #2&3 F8 but #2 was czm focus stacked from 4 shots and #3 was hand focus stacked from 3 shots. I tend to shoot with the MPE-65 with the followin...
by LordV
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hi from a newbie here
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

Hi Brian, Your reputation proceeds you. That image on flickr "Christmas cactus flower taken sitting on an upturned wine glass balanced on a small halogen desklamp. The glass acts as a light guide." You will have to go over that with us one day - please. Craig Thanks for the welcome Craig :) The win...
by LordV
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hi from a newbie here
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

Well, who have we here then M8t :D :wink: . You certainly are one very talented macro shooter Brian and I know you have plenty to post. You took my eye with flies and drops awhile ago and great to see you with other subjects. Your details and eye for a shot stand out. Excellent work sir, superb sho...
by LordV
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hi from a newbie here
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

You have not tried the advertising industry cheat of using Glycerin drops then Brian? I understand these are also supposed to sparkle better than water, different refractive index or something. DaveW Dave I have used glycerine or even sucrose solutions in other pictures, but you never get the end o...
by LordV
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Hi from a newbie here
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

Thanks again for the welcome bruce, beetleman and Dave :)

Beetleman- I do post on a few other other forums, but this one does have a lot of experts in my favourite PP activity - focus stacking.

Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Some bug cross-eye stereograms
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

Some bug cross-eye stereograms

When possible I quite frequently do cross-eye stereograms of bugs. These are done using the cha-cha method of taking one pic then moving the camera laterally about 1/30th of the subject distance and taking another pic. I do these on untreated bugs and hope they don't move between shots. If possible ...
by LordV
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Caterpillars grouping
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Interesting read on the link and excellent photo of these caterpillars
Brian V
by LordV
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Window Gnats
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Don't believe I have ever seen a gnat this close, great photos there Brian. They have just quieted down here for the winter. Usually you cannot eat anything at certain times of the year, for them becoming a pest and wanting to partake of your meal. :lol: Thanks Ken :) Actually don't have too much o...
by LordV
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Window Gnats
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Very nice shots, Brian! Especially if one is aware of the size of your subjects, presumably anisopodid flies. As I am thinking about purchasing a MPE-65 and currently try to figure out if I need the MT-24 flash too or if there are alternatives, I`d be interested to know how you lit these photos so ...
by LordV
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Window Gnats
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Window Gnats

Window gnats are getting more common here as the temperature drops. Brian V. Click on Pics for larger size http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/2053430760_d6ee20b897.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2290/2053762973_3a8e10e2ef.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2053430768_9882a70d05.jpg