thanks for the original and friendly greetings from the Green Island
what, there is already a Gladiolus out in Beer Sheba? We still fight with snow in Switzerland. Again you show us an interesting species, unknown to me, in its natural setting. I like that a lot.
Thanks, and greetings, Dietrich
again, you make me curious with your interesting spider collection. The workshop is worth a visit. Thanks!
I recognise in you the superb teacher who lets his students see by themselves the metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies ! When I was a boy my teacher did the same - and metamorphosis became my research object at the University. Thanks for the picture and for the informative, personal note!
your new technique impresses me once more. Another tiny animal that thanks to you sparkles. So gooood. It appears a little low-contrast, that may come with the export to TN.
a really fine spider and really fine photography. Maybe you can increase the contrast a little. I didn't even know that a family of spitting spiders existed, my fault of course. You made me curious !
Thanks also for your info about your flash with disperser.
you did it with this exceptional background. And surprised me with this "rednosed" swallow ! A wish : I find your notes excellent but the interspersed Smileys don't add up to much,
I like your shot of this Silver Line butterfly a lot. What an exotic looking Lycaenid ! The evening light introduces a color shift which can be compensated only partially with the color temperature setting in PS. Another method is the use of a flash with disperser. The best part is your careful and detailed note which introduces us also to ID books and even entomological societies in your region.
Thanks a lot for presenting this in TN. Greetings, Dietrich
that is a wonderful macro of this TINY Apion, Laurens. It looks almost transparent and thanks to the good background there is a strong 3D impression. I really have to look up the details of your technique, it seems as if you used an auxiliary flash with diffusor or something. Well done, congratulations.
no excuses needed for the use of a flash ! It's a good portrait of this little bird that I have seen -- in Alpine meadows. You teach us that there are Stonechats in South Africa! From Wikipedia I learned that the Eurasian population and that of South Africa have become separated with the drying out of the Sahara after the quaternary Ice ages. Thanks, Srikumar