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by rjlittlefield
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Rare Flower
Replies: 6
Views: 3290

Nics pics! Maybe just a bit dark?

But what I'm curious about...

Near the bottom of the second flower, there is what looks like the world's teeniest little measuring worm.

Is it really that, or something else? Just how big is this flower?

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Have you ever seen a dragon fly?
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Hovering is the only way I could have gotten these images. It is just too darned hard to follow a moving dragonfly with, and manually focus, what is basically a 600mm f 5.6 lens. I tried a few times. These buggers just move too darned fast :!: :shock: :D Don't I know it! One of my wonderful childho...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Have you ever seen a dragon fly?
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: Have you ever seen a dragon fly?

Sorry, Rik. I just couldn't help making a play on one of your topic titles. :D Not a problem. I vaguely recollect that I was playing off the crows in Disney's Dumbo movie...just so you know where this material really comes from. :lol: These pics are promising. That first one nicely shows off the qu...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Microbe identification help please.
Replies: 10
Views: 14337

Weird! My LCCN is the same as Bernhard's, and I've got Fig.121 on pg.81 showing P.agilis. Mine shows "T.L.Jahn" on the cover and "Theodore Louis Jahn, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Frances Floed Jahn, M.Sc." on the title page. Oddly enough it says "Copyright 1949 by H.E. Jaques" -- not by Wm.C.Brown Company as I...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Portrait of a raven
Replies: 7
Views: 5525

Beautiful! A bit oversize, perhaps -- 849 pixels?
--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Small and round world
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: Small and round world

Did you notice different camera type this time? I did, actually. :D As well as different date -- June 2005. I commented to my wife that it looked like this fellow might be "cherrypicking" the archives for great shots -- and if so I love it 'cuz the pictures are very nice to look at :!: :D --Rik
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Microbe identification help please.
Replies: 10
Views: 14337

Hi Ken, Are you talking about the book " How to know the protozoa" by Jahn? 'cause in that book I find something on Astasia on p. 71 only. My copy of that book also has Astasia only on p.71. But I have the 1949 edition. Amazon says there is also a 1970 edition. Perhaps that's what Ken has? On the o...
by rjlittlefield
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Small and round world
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: Small and round world

I think green guy is going to change his clothes. I think the yellow guy just did change his clothes, and the "green guy" is them! (The jagged outline and the little white fibers on the green one are typical of shucked skins, and it looks to me like the yellow one doesn't have its wings fully expan...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Mmmmm... sweet nectar... slurp, slurp
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

Re: Mmmmm... sweet nectar... slurp, slurp

I like Olympus SP-320 because I can easy push my hand into any bush and shoot. :wink: It's working well for you. It also makes your pictures stand out in the forum because we don't see much wideangle macro work. The wideangle gives a completely different relationship of foreground to background -- ...
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Mmmmm... sweet nectar... slurp, slurp
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

Nice!

Focal length 8mm -- is that the extreme wide-angle setting for that camera?

The advertisements & reviews say 38-114mm "35mm equivalent". I calculate a 5X crop factor based on sensor size 7.18 x 5.32mm, so I'm thinking that the lens is actually 8-24mm?

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Life Among the Slime Molds
Replies: 2
Views: 9180

Ken, these are very interesting pictures. Those critters do remind me of some beetle larvae. Carpet beetle larvae come to mind, but these have not nearly so much hair!

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Love Bug Acrobatics
Replies: 6
Views: 3236

MikeBinOKlahoma wrote:Till someone else pointed it out, I had thought he was airborne!
Hah! I do a lot of bench work. Two pictures, identical pose, slightly different focus & backgrounds -- I thought the bug was dead! :lol:

--Rik

"Context is everything."
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Two Bees Are Better Than One!
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: Two Bees Are Better Than One!

Ken Ramos wrote:Just a lucky shot!
Luck favors the prepared photographer, too. :D

Your picture came out good.

--Rik
by rjlittlefield
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Yellow Fellow
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Lovely! Great colors -- I especially like the blue sky behind the yellow butterfly. Technically excellent -- perfect exposure, good DOF & focus placement, and a surprisingly noise-free out-of-focus background. I think this is the forum's first post with this type camera (Olympus SP-320). The picture...
by rjlittlefield
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Pretty mushroom -- Amanita muscaria?
Replies: 4
Views: 7193

Folks, Thanks for the additional info. I did a bit of searching about Amanita and found (as usual!) that the world is more complicated than I had thought. I had always thought that the Amanita 's were universally lethal. It seems that's not correct. Amanita muscaria in particular is widely discussed...