Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Perla Marginata inhabits clear, oxygen-rich and gravelly rivers. The development period for the flight-capable Imago takes 3 years.

The larva is in the water so that the fine hairs are visible.

Perla Marginata.jpg

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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As an underwater predator, the larva has powerful mandibles.
Perla Marginata Head.jpg

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Nice images!

I'm thinking these look like studio shots, versus "undisturbed subjects in their natural environment" as described for Nature Photography.

Is that correct? If so, then we'll move this thread to Technical & Studio.

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Still, it's beautiful work! That reminds me that I really need to get back to more photography of aquatic insects.
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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Do you have any special problems (and solutions) when shooting through water? What are you using?

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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rjlittlefield wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:34 pm
Nice images!

I'm thinking these look like studio shots, versus "undisturbed subjects in their natural environment" as described for Nature Photography.

Is that correct? If so, then we'll move this thread to Technical & Studio.

--Rik
Please move this thread to Technical & Studio.

Thanks, Peter

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Done, thanks.

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Lou Jost wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:33 pm
Do you have any special problems (and solutions) when shooting through water? What are you using?
I avoid reflections on the water surface with transmitted light.

As these are living insects, I use flash units for the exposure to avoid motion blur.

Any contamination is visible in transmitted light. I clean the water with a coffee filter. Nevertheless, it often looks like a photograph of the Milky Way. This is where image processing comes in handy.

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Sieht toll aus Peter.
wonderfull pitchers, i hope someday i can make such beautys.
gruss thomas.

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Many thanks for your comments.

The adult stonefly of the species Perla submarginata looks like this.


Perla Imago 2.jpg

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Beautiful shots, well done!

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Re: Perla Marginata (Stonefly)

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Outstanding series.

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