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Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Harold Gough
A Light Leak Problem Diagnosed

I have an A7R full frame camera which I rarely use. I have lenses in Nikon AI mount for which I have an adapter for AI to Sony E. It is relevant that I was shooting macro but not relevant that I was...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Hemitrichia at High Magnification and My Favourite Stereo

Thanks.

Those are highlights of hundreds of little nibs on the rough surface of the rotting wood moistened by previous rain. I have moderated highlights considerably with software.

Such...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Harold Gough
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Views: 185
Posted By Harold Gough
Metatrichia species? Laowa 25mm on A7R with Stereo

I had been wanting to try out my Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 on full frame. Then I came across a Slime Mould on my very productive rotting apple trunk wood. It looked very much like the...
Forum: Movie mode - technical discussions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Harold Gough
Sony Rumour

https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/0646324097/rumored-8k-multi-aspect-sensor-could-point-to-4k-super-camera-sony-a7s-iii?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-november-28&ref_=pe_1822...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Perichaenia corticalis a Sessile Myxomycete of Bark

Thanks. It's the keepers which you see. A huge proportion are rejected.

Our biggest enemy in macro is our finger pressure on the shutter release button.

All of this species were shot in my...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Harold Gough
Perichaenia corticalis a Sessile Myxomycete of Bark

This is the same population of which I posted the "pots of gold", which were the mature fruiting bodies, opened to release spores.

Here are more images from the same colonies. The colour change...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

No, there is a range of heights but that range is genetically determined rather than primarily by the immediate environment.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

The second one is the Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae

The yellow one is one of the Spindles, and looks most like Golden spindles Clavulinopsis fusiformis.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: An Enigmatic Colony on a Dead Leaf

I wouldn't recommend it as a first macro lens, as it has a limited magnification range, too high for most subjects. However, if you want a FOV (m4/3) of 3.5 to 7mm, the depth in images is unmatched....
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Harold Gough
An Enigmatic Colony on a Dead Leaf

I visited a local woodland to see what was in the conifer areas and if they had fungi different from those of the extensive, surrounding deciduous area. I did find a concentration of interesting...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Very! I saw it first! *burger

Actually, we were on an SSI with special permission, not to forage for the table.*cry

Harold
Forum: Flash 10th November 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Harold Gough
Attention-seeking FL-300R

I get a huge amount of use out of my two FL-300Rs. They, together with my FL-36R, are controlled TTL RC by my F L-LM2 (light switched off via camera menu) on the hot shoe. This is my standard flash...
Forum: The lounge 8th November 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Harold Gough
From Encrypted to Incriminated Without Trying

The crooks thought they were safe:

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/police-crack-encrypted-chat-service-ironchat-and-read-258000-messages-from-suspected-criminals-20530.html

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 8th November 2018
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

A Fine Specimen of Coprinus lagopus

I believe this is the same species as the prolific one I posted several weeks ago and it was growing on the same pile of wood chips. However, this is one of...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th November 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Harold Gough
This is the same newt as in the images posted yesterday.

This is the same newt as in the images posted yesterday.

They are crosseye stereo. If anyone prefers a different stereo format of one or two images I will be happy to oblige.

Harold

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Forum: General photography discussion 4th November 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By Harold Gough
Green Screen Technique

I though this might be of interest:

http://friedmanarchives.com/~download/cameracraft/greenscreen.pdf

http://friedmanarchives.blogspot.com/2018/11/fun-with-green-screens-part-2.html


NB The...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th November 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Harold Gough
Another Newt

It seems that these newts are some way from hibernating and are hiding under the sawn logs (which were standing on their cut ends) in the daytime,

In my previous post I said that I had previously...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th October 2018
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Tiny Mushroom Causes Big Headaches

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollisia

I go out on regular fungus forays, mainly in woodland, with a group which includes people very capable of identifying a...
Forum: Foto Fair 29th October 2018
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Black Elfin Saddle Helvella atra

OK, this is closer to white than black but that was the name I was given until it can be accurately identified. These were about an inch across, much smaller than...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th October 2018
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

A Drab Bonnet with No Gardening

This mushroom, Mycena aetites is famous for being boring. I found this one today on a sports field. It is quite rare and I had not seen it before. It was...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th October 2018
Replies: 814
Views: 191,692
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

A Pretty Little Mushroom Mycena pseudocorticola

This grows on the bark of a branch on our very old pear tree. It reaches only about 3mm diameter and is grey to bluish. Unlike most mushrooms, this...
Forum: Wide angle 23rd October 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6,418
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

Maybe one for a monocular?

Harold
Forum: Macro 23rd October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Oly 4/3 50mm f2 and Laowa 25mm In Action

Thanks.

Please note that, as with other images at high magnification and small aperture, diffusion blur has been moderated with Micro Contrast adjustment.

Harold
Forum: Macro 23rd October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Harold Gough
Oly 4/3 50mm f2 and Laowa 25mm In Action

Wrinkled Crust Phlebia radiata

This emerging colony was on a piece of rotting, but still bark-covered, twig on the ground. The link shows an image of a mature colony.
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