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by LordV
Mon May 12, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Angles on a ground beetle
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

lauriek wrote:These fellas are mostly nocturnal aren't they? I rarely see ground beetles but I've spotted a few at night while on slug patrol..
That might explain why I don't see many :)
Brian v.
by LordV
Mon May 12, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Angles on a ground beetle
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Nicely shot, as always. I'm intrigued that you don't see many of these. I seem to recall that they've been common everywhere that I've lived here in Washington, both on the dry and wet sides. What plays the role of predator at this size in your ecology? --Rik Thanks Rik for the comments Think perha...
by LordV
Mon May 12, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Angles on a ground beetle
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Angles on a ground beetle

Don't often see ground beetles so I made the most of this one when I spotted it. Trapped it and then let it hide under a leaf under a glass. Simply lifted the leaf off and it then stayed put whilst I took the shots. MPE-65 Hand held 2 to 4:1 FF All shots focus stacked using zerene (5 to 8 shots) Bri...
by LordV
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Very large plant cells ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Harold Gough wrote:Ecellent shots. I have seen something about the anthers having tubes through which the pollen is released but I have nothing definitive.

Harold
Thanks for the comments and info Harold
brian v.
by LordV
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Very large plant cells ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Very large plant cells ?

Took some shots of the cener structure of a newgunea impatiens flower fairly side on (first time I'd tried this) was amazed to see a lace like structure at 4:1. Did a focus stack using zerene and the lace structure appears to be plant cells around 150um in diameter. The pollen is much smaller than t...
by LordV
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ice impressions
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Ice impressions

Photos of some thin ice sheet from a water bucket placed over the top of a fuchsia flower for some colour. The colour helps show up the contours in the ice. Both have been focus stacked using zerene (shot at an angle). Taken around 2.5:1 Brian v. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8239871541_6281e4d...
by LordV
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mathematical broccoli
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Thanks for the comments- interesting re the similarity to some corals.

BTW it did taste very nice !
Brian v.
by LordV
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mathematical broccoli
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Mathematical broccoli

Some zerene focus stacked shots of Romanesco broccoli - a wonderful natural example of fractal geometry. Hopefully it will taste as good as it looks in a pasta dish tonight. Brian v. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/8170290712_c40b019853_o.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/8170290736_e1d7cb2f...
by LordV
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another slimemould in the lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Harold - yes I think this is the same thing I had last year but completely missed seeing the yellow/orange stage.
id'd by WAB as possibly Physarum cinereum

Brian v.
by LordV
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another slimemould in the lawn
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Another slimemould in the lawn

Had another outbreak of slime mould colonies in the front lawn a few days ago- about 10 patches around 3" diameter. Both shots have been focus stacked using zerene- 5dmk2/MPE-65/430Ex flash brian V. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8121314433_4b8c6ab5fd_o.jpg #3 days later http://farm9.staticflick...
by LordV
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Springtail Orchesella villosa
Replies: 7
Views: 6013

Lovely capture Harold. Did see a small Dicrotymina yesterday when I had a look under some damp leaves but it sprang before I could bring the camera to bear.
Brian v.
by LordV
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Erk - Slimemould
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Ecooper wrote:Very cool! Nice photos!

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com
Thanks :)
Brian v.
by LordV
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Erk - Slimemould
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Thanks for the comments all.
I think I came across the aged version of this last year which was grey and I thought was just an odd fungus so it was good to see the earlier part of this sporulation process.
Brian v.
by LordV
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First 5DmkII shot
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Lovely captures and congrats on the camera.
Brian v.
by LordV
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Gonocephalus grandis again
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Wonderful captures Kurt
Brian V.