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by Troels
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Another Water Bug
Replies: 3
Views: 586

The adult stage may be able to fly but is apparently well adapted to swimming. I am not familiar with the Australian fresh water fauna. But this youngster has great similarities with nymph stages of European water bugs from the family Corixidae.
by Troels
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus ED 50/2 Nice macro lens
Replies: 33
Views: 3941

Very interesting discussion. I have also wondered how the Olympus 50 mm would perform reversed. I have hesitated till now beceause of the obvious problems with loosing control of both the aperture and focusing. I am somewhat surprised by the strong field of focus curvature in reverse position. Is it...
by Troels
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: handheld focus stack - Woodlouse
Replies: 5
Views: 997

40 handheld shots in the field for stacking.
That really deserves respect. Must take some practise.
by Troels
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: handheld focus stack - Woodlouse
Replies: 5
Views: 997

A very nice and informative picture of an animal in its natural habitat. I like it.
It looks very much like an Oniscus asellus.
I suppose the light is artificial though it looks very natural?
How many shots did you need?
by Troels
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Xanthogramma dives
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Very nice animal. Very clever shots.
by Troels
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More wide angle stuff :D
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Really nice and interesting.
I like the contemplating attitude of the Juve Great Anglehead Lizard.
by Troels
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus ED 50/2 Nice macro lens
Replies: 33
Views: 3941

I got your point. Mixing systems can compromise some of the advantages of both systems. I would definitely not recommend anybody to invest in a 4/3 system. It just happened that I decided to chose the Olympus 4/3 way shortly before the Olympus scandal and the shut down of further development. My rea...
by Troels
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus ED 50/2 Nice macro lens
Replies: 33
Views: 3941

I find it rather fair to call the Oympus 50 mm a macro lens. The field of view at closest distance is 36 mm which results in pictures with the same expirienced enlargement as a 1:1 lens on a full frame camera. Furthermore it is apparently designed to be used with the 25 mm auto extender EX-25. This ...
by Troels
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Olympus Zuiko 50 mm macro in the studio
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Thanks, Macrero
by Troels
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Olympus Zuiko 50 mm macro in the studio
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Olympus Zuiko 50 mm macro in the studio

The following three pictures are the first usable results from experiments with my new selfmade macro rig. In all cases the optic is the Olympus 50 mm macro with 25 mm extender, the Olympus EX25. Light from diffused flash. This combination with the optic set at nearest focus gives 1:1 on the 18 mm w...
by Troels
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: More wide angle fun at night!
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Fascinating pictures of strange creatures.
That female Great Anglehead Lizard claw is more terrifying than a Velociraptor.
by Troels
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First focus stacks in the field
Replies: 2
Views: 950

I swear: no animal manipulation. I often walk through this Broom vegetation and most of the times I see very few or none insects at all (without searching). But this September there were hundreds of them sitting everywhere. It was just a matter of choosing the best shell. With respect to the identif...
by Troels
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: First focus stacks in the field
Replies: 2
Views: 950

First focus stacks in the field

Less than a year ago I found an incredible book at a sale in a bookstore. It was "Bugs Close Up" by the Swedish photographer John Hallmen (in the Danish version: "Kryb"). I realized immediatly that it should be physically impossible to catch macro pictures with that amount of depth of field. And yet...
by Troels
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some of my pre-stacking pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Some of my pre-stacking pictures

I have studied this site for a few months, learned a lot and now I do feel ready to contribute with some of my own pictures. Although I am fairly new to focus stacking I am an experienced nature photographer. So first I will present a few of my pre-stacking photos demonstrating my old habit of looki...
by Troels
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: cyrtotrachelus longimanus [Vietnam]
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Well, now it is obvious to everybody where those "inventors" of Gorillapods stole there concept! :shock:

http://joby.com/gorillapod

Troels