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by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: 3 from recent outing
Replies: 6
Views: 3947

Ken, You wrote: "However, it won't take much for someone to convince me that I need another lens and that I would regret it. Does someone feel strongly that I need another lens down there? If so, I would be looking in the $500 range and no more. The monkey/bird shots won't appeal to me personally as...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: 3 from recent outing
Replies: 6
Views: 3947

Ken, Mayflies come in a wide range of sizes. Where I live, our largest is about 25mm body length, and our smallest is about 3 mm. (Tails and legs are extra.) I think your other picture is also a subimago. The wings of the adults that I know are very clear. If you want to pursue the question, you can...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: 3 from recent outing
Replies: 6
Views: 3947

Ken, these are excellent! Almost textbook examples of how to illuminate a subject and separate it from its background. The first two are especially good that way. On the third one, the wings blend a bit into the dark background, but the sharpness and delineation of the thorax and head more than make...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: thanks!
Replies: 1
Views: 5184

thanks!

I don't have any images to post here right now. I just want to say "THANKS!" to Tom for opening this forum, and to all the folks who have posted their favorite places. I find myself coming back to this forum every evening, just to let my eyes feast on the images and imagine how the places feel. I th...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A bit more clarity please!
Replies: 13
Views: 13724

DaveW, You wrote: "The reason I got rid of all my old close-up gear used on my fully manual F2 was the fear it might conflict with the electrical contacts on Nikon autofocus and digital cameras that came later. I know Nikon changed some parts by either milling away metal that may short out the conta...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A bit more clarity please!
Replies: 13
Views: 13724

DaveW, You wrote "To me the logical distinction between photomacrography and photomicrography is not magnification, but wether the image is taken on a compound microscope or a "simple microscope", the latter being photomacrography." I understand, and that's a very common and usually useful distincti...
by rjlittlefield
Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Famous Macro Photographers
Replies: 8
Views: 11766

DaveW,

Thanks for the link -- I vaguely recall having run into that site before, but I did not make the connection to "Insects in Camera".

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A bit more clarity please!
Replies: 13
Views: 13724

Dave, This is my second post, about your microfilm reader lenses. Generally speaking, those lenses are designed to provide flat field and high resolution at one fixed magnification, with fairly short throw and a large projection circle, with depth of field not an issue. The result is a fairly wide a...
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: A bit more clarity please!
Replies: 13
Views: 13724

Dave, I'll make two postings here -- one to respond to your concerns about forum organization, and a second with some thoughts about your microfilm reader lenses. This is the first post, about forum organization. I don't know exactly which postings are causing your confusion, but I can imagine that ...
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Small and round world
Replies: 12
Views: 4652

MacroLuv wrote:like "searching for jewels"
Yes -- an excellent phrase! Next time, I use that one! I look forward to the jewels...uh...pictures. :D

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Mexican Amberwing dragonfly obelisking...
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

I really like this shot. Great colors, great sharpness, and the shape and gradation of the background is a really nice complement to the dragonfly.

I'd say the whole picture is "pretty close to perfect", but I don't have a clue what could be improved!

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: On the eve of the summer solstice...
Replies: 3
Views: 4200

MacroLuv wrote:Very nice. And surprisingly no bugs around! :D
How odd...and no stacking either.

I think I'm definitely out of my element here! :-k

Thanks for the comments, guys! :D

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Small and round world
Replies: 12
Views: 4652

Ah! You've been searching the Internet and found something like http://www.answers.com/topic/cherrypicking, I'd guess?

Well, the action they describe is pretty much the same as I had in mind, but I meant the word only in a positive sense. :D

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: On the eve of the summer solstice...
Replies: 3
Views: 4200

On the eve of the summer solstice...

...if the winds and clouds be right, then the sun shines through a tiny hole 'twixt the branches of the hornbeam trees, and lights this patch of locust bark with colors just like these: http://www.janrik.net/MiscSubj/LocustBark20060709/IMG_9355.jpg Well, sort of. Actually the colors back on the summ...
by rjlittlefield
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Among the Leaves...can you see him?
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

S. Alden wrote:I found him :lol:
Well, yeah, me too...but I have to admit that I noticed the red aphids (?) first!

Were those part of the plan, Ken, or just another of those "lucky" events that seem to keep happening to you?

--Rik