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by Troels
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Zeiss microscope equipment on auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Zeiss microscope equipment on auction

Lots of specialized Zeiss equipment for microscope and photography: http://www.lauritz.com/en/auktion/zeiss-m-fl-div-mikroskopudstyr-og-litteratur-16/i4300195/?utm_source=qxl.dk&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=QXL+link+share Might be of interest for somebody hunting rare pieces. The boxes are very ...
by Troels
Sat May 28, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Spring in the spider nursery
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Oh...
they are cute!
by Troels
Mon May 23, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yellow woodlouse from Dundee in April
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Apart from the unusual color it looks exactly like a Porcellio scaber. I have a strong feeling that it is yellow because it has just molten, and that it will get its normal dark color after a few hours. Dragonflies are also rather pale and colorless when newly hatched. I think I have read this expla...
by Troels
Sun May 15, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Did you see the butterfly flutter by?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

In the second and third version, the light areas in the wings are almost burnt out (loosing structure). In the third version the dark areas have lost details and the antennas almost disappear. Seems like the first is the most precise and informative. The third picture suffers from too much contrast,...
by Troels
Thu May 12, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Is early in the morning better to get macro photos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Well, Expert is a big word. But I have a long shelf with illustrated handbooks and identification keys. In Denmark we are lucky to have a long and good tradition for both popular and serious nature handbooks. You need not excuse for your picture. It is very clear and informative. And according to my...
by Troels
Thu May 12, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Is early in the morning better to get macro photos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

The first animal looks very much like a Brachydesmus superus, a millipede that superficially looks like a centipede (the legs very visible in top view). It is very common in Denmark and probably also in Scotland. Bracydesmus has 19 body segments, the males with 28 pairs of legs, females with 29 pair...
by Troels
Thu May 12, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Will eat and be eaten: Acaulopage kills amoebae
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Very interesting!
by Troels
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Panama part II
Replies: 15
Views: 2245

Lou,
My evaluation was based on the assumption that the frogs were photographed in their natural environment showing natural behavoir. After all we are in the Nature Photography forum.
May be I am too naive? If that is the case I totally agree with you.
by Troels
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My pieced together camera setup.
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

I agree with Lou. A stable base is of little help if your camera and object are positioned on the top of high, vibrating towers. You could take a look at any single part of the equipment and ask: Does this part add a new function to the complete system? Example: the lower focus block at right gives ...
by Troels
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus ED 50/2 Nice macro lens
Replies: 33
Views: 3941

Perhaps I can contribute a little information about the 50 mm f:2 macro. Each time the camera power is shut off the lens automatically goes back to minimum lengt, that is infinity focus. When you work with a complicated macro set-up it is very annoying to hear it leave its exact positioned focus aft...
by Troels
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: focus stacked painted lady
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Very pleasant frontal view of the butterfly. I have never seen anything like this before (- well, I first joined the focus stacking community a few months ago).
I completely agree with making the wings somewhat unsharp to amplify the X-shape of the legs and antennas.
by Troels
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Panama part II
Replies: 15
Views: 2245

Wonderful illustrations of the diversity of the animal world.
I simply love the immage of the red frog looking above the rim of the red cup fungus.
by Troels
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Panorpa meridionalis
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

They might be more common in Denmark. I usually see one or two every year at different locations. But only once with my camera ready. And that was more than 25 years ago. I always thought, that the head and face was so funny looking. Both male and female. I dream about making a serious, stacked port...
by Troels
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few fungi focus stacks
Replies: 18
Views: 2971

Nice. I like the light very much. Realistic backgrounds and interesting details like waterdrops, spider's web and mites.
by Troels
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Panorpa meridionalis
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Very nice pictures.
And good luck with also finding the dangerous looking male with the scorpion-like tail.