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by Troels
Thu May 14, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems with rendering details
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

If it should be fast and easy I would make two stacks: One where only the nearest part was sharp, another with the distant part sharp. I don't think it is possible to express depth separation in one picture when everything is sharp.
by Troels
Thu May 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Triceratium sp. A view inside and out in one image.
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

I really like when an extreme macro photo looks as if an ordinary 0.02 mm tall photographer has taken an picture with his ordinary 0.001 mm big camera. No problems, just a good photo.
by Troels
Thu May 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bluets in the studio
Replies: 3
Views: 776

I can't resist to react to your doubt.
As an illustration in a botanical handbook it not a very good picture.
But as an expression of an expererience it is magnificient.
I love the atmosphere, the soft light and colors and the aura around the flowers.
A little piece of art.
by Troels
Sun May 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fire Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Beautiful pictures.
I had the luck to see this specimen on a bird/orchid tour i Picos d'Europa, the French Pyrenees.
It was a cloudy and rainy day and the salamander was moving fast towards dense vegetation. The quality of my pictures were very far from yours.
Thanks for sharing.
by Troels
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: The Olympus MC-14 Teleconverter with the Olympus 60mm 2.8
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Lou, My first impression was the same. The gem like crystals do have some soft edges. But taking a closer look at the base stones I discoverede very fine details. Especially at picture no. 4 the difference is striking. I guess the gems already had soft edges before being photographed? Should be no s...
by Troels
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Spiked
Replies: 18
Views: 7881

Very eye catching.
You nailed it!
by Troels
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Colour blindness
Replies: 3
Views: 3135

:mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:
by Troels
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros from the archives
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

I enjoy your pictures.
Very good compositions and nice lightning.
by Troels
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ants copulating
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Very nice and interesting!
I would suppose it was a rare picture.
But what do I know? When so many clever people walk around with potent cameras, the rare can eventually become common.
But I have personally never seen anything like this.
by Troels
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spider portrait at 4.5x - focus stacking - pixelshift
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Very attractive composition and nice, natural looking lightning!
But what happened to the left front leg?
It looks as if there are some tiny claws, though it is much shorter than the left.
Could it be a lost leg partly regenerated?
by Troels
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: High precision x, y and R object adjusting head
Replies: 1
Views: 751

High precision x, y and R object adjusting head

Anybody looking for a Mitutoyo object adjusting head with X-Y + rotation with 0.002 mm precision micrometer adjustments and 25 mm throw at a very reasonable price? Only problem is size and weight. But take a look at: this pecision machine I have no personal interest in this. Just found i interesting.
by Troels
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Surplus Equipment, Not Optics
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Not really. Besause the HP cartridges are complex units consisting of both the ink tank, some electronic curcuits and a regular print head with nozzles for ejecting the ink. Every time you change the cartridge you get a new print head with clean nozzles. If you don't use the printer for some time th...
by Troels
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Surplus Equipment, Not Optics
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Hi Mike, I also enjoyed your story of trying to save old pieces of quality equipment. I have also had great fun trying to rescue an old 24" HP plotter/printer from the trash fill. A friend got it for free with ink cartridges and several 24" rolls of paper because it was not working any more and cons...
by Troels
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Manu/Tambopata Part VIII
Replies: 14
Views: 2747

Thanks for the explanation!
Amazing!
by Troels
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Been a while.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Beautiful and interesting pictures.