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by Wim van Egmond
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: modest butterfly
Replies: 1
Views: 7452

modest butterfly

It looks like that I can post again. My provider had some problems. This is a small butterfly. It does not have many colours but in some cases you don't need a lot of colours. :) Most butterflies have too many colours anyway. Vain little critters! :) The weather is also a bit autumn-like at the mome...
by Wim van Egmond
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Robberfly with kill
Replies: 4
Views: 10474

Brilliant!

And a very puzzling depth of field! :) The eyes are in focus but inbetween the eyes it is a little less sharp. Stacked?

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: A very odd looking amoeba!
Replies: 7
Views: 14684

Yup! I've got a new pair of glasses :shock: :)

I can't upload anything for a week now. My provider has technical problems. So I think I'll have a small posting holiday and let you folks do all the work:)

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: A very odd looking amoeba!
Replies: 7
Views: 14684

Hi Charles, Very interesting! Could that be a small flagellum in the first image? I believe amoebae are related to certain types of flagellates.

I can't post at the moment. Something wrong with my server.

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Horsefly
Replies: 16
Views: 45592

Charlie, I already suspected it was made in the shade. This type of light is impossible to make with a flash, except perhaps in a studio:) It is a brilliant result! The great thing about Helicon focus is that you don't have to close the aperture that much. so you can work without a flash. But of cou...
by Wim van Egmond
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Horsefly
Replies: 16
Views: 45592

Great!!!! Nice even illumination! I guess you used a tripod and natural light? Or a very diffused flash. I am curious because I am experimenting with flash but I think I have to get a more even illumination for that!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Tick with reversed lens.
Replies: 7
Views: 4697

That is even more scary! Cross atlantic telepathy!

:D

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Jumping Spider up real close.
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Thanks for the picture. I will also try that! I also have that 150 mm sigma. Great lens. Quite heavy though. You need to use a support. About the jumping spider eyes. I read it focusses by a movable retina. And they can also follow a prey by shifting the retina. So the spider can sit motionless and ...
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Tick with reversed lens.
Replies: 7
Views: 4697

This mite looks like a human skull on legs! Straight from a horror movie! :)

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Ear shell
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Well, I have not eaten this one but my friend in France did. The french eat anything! :) But can you eat this fellow after looking in those sad blue eyes?

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Jumping Spider up real close.
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

I think a compound eye is less accurate. It gives an overall view but with not much detail. Jumping spiders can actually focus with these eyes! They probably have stereoscopic vision with these front eyes. Ideal for hunting!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: fly with modified mouthparts
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

Thanks Ken,

It was cleaning its wings with its legs!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Ear shell
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Ear shell

In june I have been to Bretagne, France, and I have photographed many tide pool organisms. Some I photographed in the wild and some in a little tank. This is a mollusc with cute little eyes! Haliotis tuberculata I think. The english name is Abalone or sea ear. It has holes on the top of the shell an...
by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: fly with modified mouthparts
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

fly with modified mouthparts

I found this fly with strange modfied mouthparts. It was feeding on nectar. Does anyone have an idea which genus?

Wim

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by Wim van Egmond
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Chinese algae eater at 1:1 magnification...
Replies: 6
Views: 5098

Nice!!! What design flash diffuser did you make, Tom? And another thing. I have done some macro of marine organisms and I think the quality of the glasss makes a difference! Has anyone been thinking about that? There is optical glass with better quality and if you make a little tank from that glass ...