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by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Two Beetles Today
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

MacroLuv wrote:Thanks for congat., I feel like I won Centerfold of the Month. 8) :lol:
And why not? Your subjects have no clothes! :roll:

Beetleman, great capture especially on the antenna of the first one.

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Giant Lerp!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Perhaps this is caused by a "leaf miner" of some sort? This term describes many different kinds of insects that feed between the layers of a leaf, creating a blister of sorts, rather than a deposit on the surface.

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: epacris impressa...
Replies: 5
Views: 3004

Interesting! According to http://farrer.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/e-imp.html , this genus is found only in Australia and nearby islands. There is a different group, called "heather", that is widely distributed in North America and I believe elsewhere. Search Google for heather ericaceae (you need both terms ...
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Ladybug
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Re: Ladybug

Have enyone ladybug with opened wings? Edwin Bont. Posting at http://www.photomacrography1.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3751 . But the images have moved (new web site). See http://www.edwinbont.nl/forums/Macro/liefvliegklein.jpg http://www.edwinbont.nl/forums/Macro/liefvlieg1.jpg See also hidden.forms...
by rjlittlefield
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Green, green grass...
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Wow! These pictures are like advertisements for your cameras and techniques. Keep 'em coming! :D

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Guardian of the campsite?
Replies: 4
Views: 4674

Thanks, Ken. Yeah, I've come to think of global warming in terms of an anthill and a steamroller. It's clear the steamroller's coming, it's unclear how much the ants had to do with the steamroller being there, and in any case it'd be a real bad bet that the ants can do much to stop it. You'd hope th...
by rjlittlefield
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Congratulations to Tom on his 500th member!
Replies: 6
Views: 8673

I have to say, though, our community has been a collective effort on the part of Danny, Mike, Sue, Ken and myself. Mike provides and ships the Administrator's Appreciation gifts, Danny finances the site and I keep the site running smoothly in spite of our web provider. However, this site would be n...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Guardian of the campsite?
Replies: 4
Views: 4674

Guardian of the campsite?

I'm not quite sure what this critter is, but it was remarkably tame. It stood guard over my campsite all night, and was still there when we left in the morning. http://www.janrik.net/MiscSubj/PMFavLocTieton20060712/CRW_7091.jpg --Rik From the hike described here , with apologies to Ken's fancies. :w...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Congratulations to Tom on his 500th member!
Replies: 6
Views: 8673

Congratulations to Tom on his 500th member!

I noticed today that the forum footer says We have 500 registered users. The newest registered user is Minigal. Minigal, though you haven't posted yet, I'd like to welcome you to this community. I hope you like it as much as we regulars do! Tom Webster , this is the sort of milestone that just begs ...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A bit more clarity please!
Replies: 13
Views: 13724

DaveW, You wrote: "...it would be interesting to find out how many on this site have a microscope and how many just have a camera with either just a "macro" lens or some form of extension? No doubt some have both also." It's hard to tell across the entire membership. But it's easy to tell among the ...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Mountain Lore
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Wow! What a beautifully complex little chunk of ecosystem -- and I love the interpretation! :D

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Conrad Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA
Replies: 15
Views: 26592

Yep, that's the spot. Nice maps -- which software?

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Conrad Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA
Replies: 15
Views: 26592

This is a grand looking place Rik, one I could spend some time in. I can't help but think that some of that has been sculpted by glacial flows at one time. Oh, yes! The whole area was covered in deep ice during the last Ice Age, and new moraine was being piled up as late as the early 1900's. Conrad...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Conrad Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA
Replies: 15
Views: 26592

Conrad Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA

This has got to be my favorite spot of the last couple years. Conrad Basin is in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, in the southern Cascade Mountains of Washington State. (See Google map .) It takes me about 12 hours to get there, 2-1/2 of them by car and the rest by foot. By wilderness standards, the hike ...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Tinier spring flowers
Replies: 7
Views: 8924

Well (duh!), it finally occurred to me that I have friends who can ID plants like this off the tops of their heads. So today I asked one. She replied: Cryptantha circumscissa or matted cryptantha sometimes mat cryptantha. Because we had such a long cool and wet spring, this tiny spring annual grew t...