Spiked

Every 30 days the site administrators will pick a favorite macro or close-up image from one of the "Macro and Close-up" galleries to be featured on the front page of the www.photomacrography.net website.

Moderators: Pau, rjlittlefield, ChrisR, Chris S.

Beatsy
Posts: 1648
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 am
Location: Malvern, UK

Spiked

Post by Beatsy »

I recently ( :shock: !!!) discovered tungsten needles and ways to make them from wire. Better late than never, I guess...
Image

RDolz
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:32 am
Location: Valencia (Spain)

Post by RDolz »

Beatsy:

the tungsten needle is amazing !!

I love the image and the comparison with the scales so that we can get an idea of the dimensions. Perfect!! =D>

Best
Ramón Dolz

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 21028
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Post by rjlittlefield »

OK, that's impressive!

I am clueless about tungsten needles. Do you know a reference that can teach me about them?

--Rik

Beatsy
Posts: 1648
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 am
Location: Malvern, UK

Post by Beatsy »

rjlittlefield wrote:OK, that's impressive!

I am clueless about tungsten needles. Do you know a reference that can teach me about them?

--Rik
Thanks Rik. I've started a thread over in techniques...
https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/ ... 845#260845

Beatsy
Posts: 1648
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 am
Location: Malvern, UK

Post by Beatsy »

RDolz wrote:Beatsy:

the tungsten needle is amazing !!

I love the image and the comparison with the scales so that we can get an idea of the dimensions. Perfect!! =D>

Best
Thanks Ramón. Yup - I figured the audience here is especially familiar with the butterfly wing scale as a unit of guesstimated measurement :D

Adalbert
Posts: 1163
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:09 pm

Post by Adalbert »

really sharp!

Pizzazz
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:39 pm

Post by Pizzazz »

Steve

Excellent, as always.


Mike

Lou Jost
Posts: 4580
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:03 am
Location: Ecuador
Contact:

Post by Lou Jost »

Yes, very sharp. Any details on technique? And how many timesdid you have to staba pil of scales before you got that? Or did you manipulate them at the microscopic level?

abpho
Posts: 1488
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:11 pm
Location: Earth

Post by abpho »

Great work Beatsy.
I'm in Canada! Isn't that weird?

Beatsy
Posts: 1648
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 am
Location: Malvern, UK

Post by Beatsy »

Lou Jost wrote:Yes, very sharp. Any details on technique? And how many timesdid you have to staba pil of scales before you got that? Or did you manipulate them at the microscopic level?
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Lou, I just held the wire in my fingers, resting on the table under a stereo, then stabbed a fragment of wing I had stuck to a piece of cork. Three scales came off (impaled) first go. I used another needle on a micromanipulator to push the scales back closer to the tip, and removed one that was too ragged. Stuck it in front of a 50x mitty running 33x onto APS-C and stacked it.

Lou Jost
Posts: 4580
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:03 am
Location: Ecuador
Contact:

Post by Lou Jost »

Good aim! :)

JH
Posts: 1279
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 am
Location: Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Post by JH »

Original and very nice!
Best regards
Jörgen Hellberg
Jörgen Hellberg, my webbsite www.hellberg.photo

Smokedaddy
Posts: 1710
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:16 am
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Contact:

Post by Smokedaddy »

... impressive image.

Troels
Posts: 516
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:06 am
Location: Denmark, Engesvang
Contact:

Post by Troels »

Very eye catching.
You nailed it!
Troels Holm, biologist (retired), environmentalist, amateur photographer.
Visit my Flickr albums

Dalantech
Posts: 574
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:57 am

Post by Dalantech »

Wonderful light and framing!

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic