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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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A wolf spider on gorse probably Pardosa amenata
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A lycosid but I'm not convinced that it is a Lycosa.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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A lycosid but I'm not convinced that it is a Lycosa.

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Here is a different angle



Spider by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Woodland Beetle

During a fungus survey of of local deciduous wood today I turned over a long-dead, wrist-thick chunk of wood to find this. It remained very still and was probably dead. It was about 7mm long.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro,1/50 sec at f6.3, sunlight hand-held.

The stereo is crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

St Mark's Fly Bibio marci Taking a Break

I was in deciduous woodland three days ago. In one partially shaded spot there was a large pile of felled tree trunks rotting away. It was quite a clamber as I looked for mushrooms.

On the upper side of one trunk I saw a black insect which looked like a wasp ovipositing in the wood. A closer look showed it to be a male bibionid. I had no idea whether it had only settled momentarily so I grabbed my camera and had no time to sort out flash. Although the fly moved around quite a bit, if very slowly, I managed to get some shots, the IS not coping with all of them. The official size range is 10-15mm.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/20 or 1/10 at f8, ISO 800, hand-held.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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St Mark's Fly Bibio marci Taking a Break

I was in deciduous woodland three days ago. In one partially shaded spot there was a large pile of felled tree trunks rotting away. It was quite a clamber as I looked for mushrooms.

On the upper side of one trunk I saw a black insect which looked like a wasp ovipositing in the wood. A closer look showed it to be a male bibionid. I had no idea whether it had only settled momentarily so I grabbed my camera and had no time to sort out flash. Although the fly moved around quite a bit, if very slowly, I managed to get some shots, the IS not coping with all of them. The official size range is 10-15mm.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/20 or 1/10 at f8, ISO 800, hand-held.

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I saw a lot of those the other day
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some shots from a macro safari on St Bees head which is a real hotspot for mining bees.


Some of the bees I shot


mining bee feeding 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


mining bee feeding 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Mining bee by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Nomada bee feeding by Alf Branch, on Flickr


I think this is a sawfly


Perched_ by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A courting male spider and his intended I wish I had videoed this guy as his palps were being used like semaphore


Spider courtship by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A spider sunning himself


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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I saw a lot of those the other day
Beside a steam or lake, on vegetation?

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Beside a steam or lake, on vegetation?

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On St Bees head a coastal habitat
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I have a question about the focus stacking on an E-M1 Mkii with 60mm macro lens. From what I can gather the individual multiple shots are in raw but the final stacked image is in jpeg.
When the stacking option is set up the raw option is greyed out, I can only select types of jpeg or combinations of jpeg/raw.
I'm obviously doing something wrong (no change there then) but I'd be grateful if someone can point out my error.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

As I understand it the stacked output is only ever jpeg, you can't have a stacked RAW.
This is because the final shot is made up of patches of the other pictures, so it is not possible to have a RAW, as this is the one shot sensor data. You can use the RAW from each shot and process and stack them yourself though.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Thanks for the reply. I quite understand that the final image is a jpeg, that is the result I am getting. My problem is more to do with in-camera settings. According to what I've read the individual images apart from the final one are raw files but the selection of raw in my settings is greyed out when stacking is enabled so I can only select either jpegs or a combination of raw/jpegs.
The options I am presented with are:
RAW (greyed out)
LF
LN
MN
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LF+RAW
LN+RAW


The question is, if the the selection of LF+RAW is made in camera then is the final jpeg stacked image composed of stacking the raw files or stacking the LFjpeg files?
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

RAW is just the output from the sensor so has to be "converted" to jpeg before it can be stacked. So the stack is made from the jpeg files.
If you did it yourself in Photoshop, or whatever, you would need to convert the RAW before it was stacked too.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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RAW is just the output from the sensor so has to be "converted" to jpeg before it can be stacked. So the stack is made from the jpeg files.
If you did it yourself in Photoshop, or whatever, you would need to convert the RAW before it was stacked too.
That makes sense, thanks. So in effect I can select the LF jpeg option then to get the best image.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Yes, that is the best "in camera" result.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A grab shot from the bedroom overlooking the garden, I caught sight of a female African Migrant Butterfly. The female has large yellow wings, whilst the male has large green ones.

female african migrant by philip Gate Keeper, on Flickr

female african migrant butterfly by philip Gate Keeper, on Flickr
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