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by LordV
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Marmalade hoverfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

naturepics43 wrote:Outstanding series of a real beauty. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Naturepics for the comments :)
Brian v.
by LordV
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Marmalade hoverfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

BugEZ wrote:What an excellent series to illustrate how the mouth parts are used during feeding. Nicely done!

Keith Short
Thanks Keith :)
Brian V.
by LordV
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Marmalade hoverfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

ChrisR wrote:That's an early one!
I seem to get a few hovers every time the sunshines around noon.

Brian v.
by LordV
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Marmalade hoverfly
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Marmalade hoverfly

A recent marmalade hoverfly visitor to the garden. Feeding on a drop of honey/sugar syrup on a camellia bush. Mostly focus stacked using zerene. 5Dmk2/MPE-65/430Ex flash. Handheld. Brian v. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1666/24118960344_8f7f1ff6e7_o.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1554/241189603...
by LordV
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Marble macros
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Wonderful series of images.
Brian v.
by LordV
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some flower bits
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Some flower bits

Some shots of flower bits taken with my optical table set up. around 20 to 30 slices taken at approx. 25micron steps. All lit with single diffused flash. Brian V. Fuchsia anther https://farm1.staticflickr.com/772/22435760063_d8e03399de_o.jpg Hebe petal https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5662/22638739037...
by LordV
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Just for further explanation. shots of the modded micrometre. I have since "polished " the right hand shaft end a bit more. Both ends are in fact slightly curved towards the centre. Brian V. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5737/22435759953_f700fa8e79_o.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/224357599...
by LordV
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

ChrisR wrote:
Yes the micrometer rod can be just pulled out from the micrometer.
I will try to get a pic of the disassembled micrometer.
I wonder how much weight one is allowed to hang off that little flash-mount ring on an MP-E :-k
Interesting Idea - do you mean the tripod ring ?

Brian V.
by LordV
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

I still need a picture. Are you saying the rod just pulls out of the micrometer? I did something similar way back with a mini stage on an arm fixed to the front of the rail the camera's sitting on. Then you can do away with the table ;) Yes the micrometer rod can be just pulled out from the microme...
by LordV
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: My new cheapo set up

Not sure if you mean turning because of the turning of advancing the micrometer or turning because a specimen is stuck on the end. Both. The micrometers that I'm familiar with have a solid shaft, so of course the free end turns along with the knob. If I just cut the shaft, I'm left with a round sha...
by LordV
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Useful to say the least when travelling. Like Rik I am having the same trouble visualising the mod to the micrometer but also the deployment of the articulating arm with the micrometer and rail. So many thanks if you can spare some time for some extra info. Regards John Ok a bit of background_ I fi...
by LordV
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: My new cheapo set up

Excellent! But I'm hung up on one bit: micrometer modded by cutting off half the loop and also taking the back off and sawing the shaft through so the main shaft does not rotate. I don't understand how just sawing through the shaft keeps the piece that sticks out from turning when it wants to. Can ...
by LordV
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

ChrisR wrote:£7? :shock:

Where's the specimen?
Micrometer from Amazon. Specimen gets stuck to the micrometer rod end with blue-tac or similar

Brian v.
by LordV
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My new cheapo set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

My new cheapo set up

Decided to put together a new cheapo micro camera rig and optical table set up. A thick plastic sheet from an old LCD monitor as base. A cheap x-y macro rail split into 2 to give two single rails mounted onto the sheet. A short clamping arm on the RH specimen rail. A cheap micrometer modded by cutti...
by LordV
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: DOF effects of add-on diopters
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Thanks for the confirmation Rick. Yes I know about the confusion that arises between canon and Nikon cameras and the way the camera expresses apertures on communicating lenses. It just had not registered about add on diopters or add on reversed lenses. It does explain why I was disappointed in the i...