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by beetleman
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The house next door refracted through a spider's web
Replies: 2
Views: 751

An amazing photo Iainp. Beautiful the way the beads of water are so spherical. Is this in B&W or was it just a very gray day?
by beetleman
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: No Need To Wrap It Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Thanks Jim. I didn`t even think about the jolt aspect of the flash....good to know.
by beetleman
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: No Need To Wrap It Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

No Need To Wrap It Up

I`ll eat it here and just the way it is. The ants (genus Lasius) were mating again last night and this queen never made it to the wedding. This was the last picture the flash worked on. After this pic, the flash would no longer fire. Everything looked fine, just the bulb would not fire. Are the bulb...
by beetleman
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Buckeye Butterfly
Replies: 18
Views: 3113

larger picture is much better. Very beautiful miss Gecko.
by beetleman
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rattlers
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

The lighting plays very well on the surface textures IMO. Each seed pod has a slighty different angle also. Like the right pod is facing towards the light, the other two are facing slighty away.
by beetleman
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Falling victim to an impostor
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

What a great capture. A thought.......do they (the fly) use their colors to trick their predators or the pray :-k . I always thought it was to trick the predators.
by beetleman
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumper versus Jumper
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

I decided to take the picture and use Auto color balance (Paint Shop Pro) on it and it did have an impact on the colors. The colors do seem to be off and this third pic does look more natural. Is my white Balance off because of the tissue? The Tissue is not a pure white, sorta like off white. I beli...
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumper versus Jumper
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

The colors are correct (it is kinda mono colored) and I did use a top mounted 430Ex with two layers of tissue for diffusion (just folded around the head). I will agree, the shadows would be nice if they were gone or at a better angle. What I need to do is get my off camera cord and try to position t...
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: European Honey bee (Apis mellifera)
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

An Excellent stack laurie. Great job on a very hairy subject.
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Primrose Deep Zoom
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Very Cool :smt023
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Jumper versus Jumper
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Jumper versus Jumper

And most of the time, it pays to be the bigger one when it comes to being eaten. You can see the victims eyes in the second picture. Canon 400D, Canon100mm Macro, flash, 25% crop F/10 ISO100 1/200sec http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/51_JumpVJump1_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/fo...
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Magical Ant
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

WOW, Great pictures. I love the colors. Is this Rhytidoponera metallica, The green-Headed Ant ?
by beetleman
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pretty Yellow Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

I love Science.....The name of something usually tells almost the whole story about the subject. very nice NU.
by beetleman
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Friends?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

I like the background color of the banana. Nice crisp photos. What I see the flies saying is "Keep your abdomen out of my face please" :smt102
by beetleman
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: What is it ? (2nd image added 1vii09)
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

That is amazing how it goes from white to black. Great information!