Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Macro Bits

Sycamore seed:


Plantain Flower:


Hoverfly and Pollen Beetles:

Hoverfly and Pollen Beetles


  1. These are very good John.
    I think I make work for myself. I'll have a go with Bertha and extension tubes next week. I bought a Lottery ticket last Friday. It won. I got £4.60p add three zeros and that's me set with a medium format digital back and camera. Have to double the dream for a decent lens.

  2. John, both you and I are close enough but we are missing the individual eye lenses. Polarisers don't work but I only have circular ones. Have you got an old sheet of linear polariser to blue tack to the lens?

    1. No Adrian. I could only find a circular polariser. Is the problem that we are still not close enough in? I had a look at the photos on:
      and several don't show individual eye lenses. Maybe they are too small to resolve on a digital camera. It must be limited by pixel size.

    2. John. I'll check it out. I can go to 5x if I find a dead one. I'll get on the job.
      I just wondered about polarisers.
      I suspect I have to get closer.
      Hey it's only entertainment for me. Half the time I haven't a clue what I've found.

  3. Both John and Adrian are doing a Fantastic job with the close ups. I wonder if the insects see each piece of the flower or only see the sweet parts?

    1. ImaBurdie: From the programmes I've seen on TV they see colours differently and some parts really stand out to them.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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