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by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Got'cha!
Replies: 18
Views: 4363

This is how it looks, just a fast sketch. It is is connected to the lens. The reflecting surface inside lights up the shadows. With this you need one flash on the camera.

Wim

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by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Got'cha!
Replies: 18
Views: 4363

Ken, I don't put it on the flash! I put it on the lens of the camera! I'll see id I can make a drawing of it. I have the device at home so I can't take a picture right now. I use a type of plastic they use to wrap furnitur ein. With little bubles in it. It is light and firm.

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: beetle close up
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

beetle close up

I have asked the little beetle to do this trick for Steve!

Is this o.k.?

Wim

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by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Got'cha!
Replies: 18
Views: 4363

I hope you succeed in making something, it works quite well, but you will look a bit redicilous with such a device!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Got'cha!
Replies: 18
Views: 4363

About the flash. I have been experimenting recently and I made a simple device that looks like what they put on dogs if they schould not scratch themselves. You can make it from paper or plastic. On the inside you can even put some reflecting material aluminium foil, or silver tape to light the high...
by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: blue dot ground beeetle
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

blue dot ground beeetle

http://www.photomacrography1.net/images/97_3730sm.jpg Tiger beetles and ground beetles are probably my favourite insects. They are fierce predators and in real close up they have beautiful colours! This is probably a Carabus speciees. but I have never seen it before and I can't find it in books. Do...
by Wim van Egmond
Sat May 20, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: 'nother Wolf Spider...
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Nice!

I think it is an immature male. It is a smaller abdomen and the pedipalps look like boxing gloves. These palps are important clues for the identification of spiders. They look different in each species! They are interesting to watch under the microscope!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Thu May 18, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Mayfly male
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Mayfly male

For Tom, a mayfly male. They have the strange double eyes. Under the strange upwards directing compound eyes is another pair. the image below is a crop actual pixel size to show the details. Wim http://www.photomacrography1.net/images/97_3392sm.jpg http://www.photomacrography1.net/images/97_3392clos...
by Wim van Egmond
Wed May 17, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: A Mayfly...
Replies: 3
Views: 857

beautiful image! Sorry to hear that, Tom. I had a bit similar experience when my mother died. The study of nature, observing the beauty of it can give some solitude. Or in any case gives you some time to contemplate. For me especially drawing microbes was almosty like a meditative experience. Keep u...
by Wim van Egmond
Wed May 17, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Paramecium bursaria conjugating
Replies: 3
Views: 4373

Thanks Piotr!

Wow, these facts become stranger and stranger towards the end!!!!!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Mon May 15, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Jumping spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Hello Rik,

That was nice picture you made! I assume it is quite a big spider because for mine I had to use some extension rings.

I also use the 105 Sigma. It is a great lens. A good idea to stack. I shall try this too! What f-stop do you usually work with?

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Sun May 14, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Loxodes spp.
Replies: 3
Views: 3116

Very nice results, Gerd! You can see the feeding opening very well!

It was realy hot indeed. But the coming weeks it looks better!

Wim
by Wim van Egmond
Sun May 14, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Jumping spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Jumping spider

Ken, don't tell me this one also gives you the creeps! Isn't she cute? It is a Marpissa muscosa. Lives on tree bark. has a good camouflage for that.

Wim

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by Wim van Egmond
Sun May 14, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Paramecium bursaria conjugating
Replies: 3
Views: 4373

Paramecium bursaria conjugating

It is not the most original subject. But Paramecium bursaria, with its symbiotic algae inside is a nice subject. I noticed two of them conjugating. When you focus on the interior you can see many interesting details. Perhaps I am making this up but it is as if you can see the nucleï with the chromos...
by Wim van Egmond
Sun May 14, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Hey, "Click" on This!
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Hi Ken, Interesting subject! Nice picture! The technique is interesting but we can't do without these great subjects! Have you tried to photograph the underside? You can see the clicking mechanism. I hope you don't mind the following shameless selfpromotion: :D http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/ar...