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Apr 16, 2019 18:40:51   #
napabob wrote:
Love that movie, my dad was a Brylcreem user, till he realized it came from offshore

I am of that era. Vitalis or Brillcream.
Apr 15, 2019 06:19:33   #
Mark Sturtevant wrote:
This is a beautiful picture, and it showcases your skills in this hobby. It may be your finest work, though I don't know how to judge that.

And thanks to Bill too (copious thanks!) for providing these prepared specimens! I have also benefited from his generosity.

Thank you both for that. Nice start to my day.
Apr 14, 2019 18:25:18   #
Curmudgeon wrote:
South East Arizona about 1/2 inch long.

I find no picture.
Apr 14, 2019 18:23:04   #
napabob wrote:
nice, what kind of hair gel are you using..............

OR to high of rpm on your hair dryer......

He's a Dapper Dan man.
Apr 14, 2019 14:38:29   #
RCJets wrote:
How so humans? I haven't heard of this. Very interesting. Where would they be located?

Somewhere on top of our head, under the scalp
I believe almost gone(vestigial) in mammals. Have to look deeper, now.
A thanks for the interest, too.
Apr 13, 2019 23:06:52   #
Bit more on springtails.
Until DNA was used, these were insects. Fossil collembola found 400 million years old.
There are no aquatic springtails, but SEMI aquatic, yes. The ones I spoke of finding earlier were IDed for me as a Podura sp.
Semiaquatic springtails have a more flattened furcula and tarsal claws higher on leg to not break surface film. As they aggragate, pheromones become stronger and attract more until, as I have seen, many square meter colonies form. As detritavores, they feed in the surface film and lay eggs there.
My text from 1975 is now quite out of date. They were still insects then.
I do not know who made the count, but I have seen an estimate in print of 300,000,000 per acre in ideal conditions. Bill
Apr 13, 2019 17:04:51   #
RCJets wrote:
Very sharp. What are the three black dots on top of the head? Could they possibly be eyes? And who would think something that small would have hairs on it's legs and wings. AMZING!

This from gray area of my brain. Insects and many animals(even humans) have these Pineal eyes. Ancient organ thought to regulate day/ night rythm. In many insects, these have been proven to sense light, thus movement. Just a FYI. It gets better the more you study this. Never dull.
Apr 13, 2019 16:18:39   #
Rear legs first. Turns out frog, not salamander. Oops
Springtails on still water not uncommon. Once in Maryland I have seen cover many square meters of water with their aggregations. Must be millions. They cannot sink they are so light. Scales keep them dry.
Hello Brenda. Nicely shot. Bill
Apr 10, 2019 21:09:51   #
sippyjug104 wrote:
This is my Paper Wasp that I previously posted a 4X view of its face. This image is staged at 2X taken with a Laowa 60mm Super 2X Macro lens at f5.6 and 1/30 second as a focus stacked process and my typical lighting setup. I draped a piece of black velvet cloth behind the wasp to isolate the background.

I've staged several insects now and I have come to notice that many of them tend to have a waxy film on them which I suspect serves some purpose other than to collect crud and make them look dirty.
This is my Paper Wasp that I previously posted a 4... (show quote)

It is their waterproofing. As they age it gets worn. It is wax scales, I believe. Waft a lighter close and see if it melts.
Apr 10, 2019 18:22:18   #
Curve_in wrote:
This is a small plant that I saw next to the patio. It now is in the compost bin.

105mm Nikon al-s
68mm extension tubes
Iso 320

Complete with seed husk. A baby.
Apr 10, 2019 16:41:25   #
sippyjug104 wrote:
This was the first Dandelion to appear in our yard several days ago. While many others have now popped up this one had gone to seed and the light breeze has carried away nearly all of the seeds except for a remaining few.

I took this image as an experiment with a 2X teleconverter mounted on the Nikon 200mm f4 macro lens. Although the combination provided a 2X image it was very difficult to hold a manual focus as the subject would dance about in the viewfinder from simply breathing or my heartbeat. I could stop breathing and let my heart stop which would solve the problem however I think it would just create another problem so I took it off.
This was the first Dandelion to appear in our yard... (show quote)

One of the reasons I am using more flash.
Over winter I experimented. And bought. I am beating my shakes.I get about a one passable shot for three. A good per ten.
This wind or not.
I again use the word 'superlative' for your work.
Lots of insect activity.
Apr 9, 2019 14:34:28   #
And the Yongnuo dual flash for this lens. Lightly used lens, almost new flash. If interested text private here, pictures, then.
850$ ,eight fifty.
I will ship with 1000 dollars insurance.
I have pay pal.
Apr 6, 2019 11:15:20   #
tinusbum wrote:
also some more i saw

The Great Plains Skink. Eumeces obsoleta.
Apr 5, 2019 16:43:40   #
Zario wrote:
I'm looking for an older 35mm slr film camera in excellent condition - refurbished or used. E.g., in the style of Canon AE-1 program, etc.

I have searched online and found several on ebay and a couple of other places, but none on B&H or Adorama. None have turned up locally yet. Does anyone have one? I guess I can always get one on Ebay and return it if not satisfied.
As always thanks for your time.

Have AE1P for sale. Have to get back with particulars, but a fair amount of canon and other lenses, flashes, motor drive, etc. PP here and I will get back.
Apr 3, 2019 11:44:00   #
DavidPhares wrote:
I have an AE-1 Program that to me is priceless! I love that camera. Pristine condition and beautiful photos taken with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Do not sell it, use it!

I use two. Will double your assessment.
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