Summer days brings many of these elegant flyers. Direct translation of their Danish name is: “Gold Smith”, But I like the English name so much better. Dragonfly!
If any of you happen to know its name, I’d like to know.
I found a little trick for taking photos of this insect. Put a thin stick vertically in the ground and wait. They prefer sitting on or close to the top of thin vertical branches. In this case I picked a bamboo about 3/8 inch thick 4 feet long. After less than a minute this one posed for me.
The camera was on the tripod and ready to shoot with help of the IR-remote.
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My contrubution to Scott Thomas’ 14th assignment: “Showing Scale in Photography” – is this little fraction of a great moment.
The tiny girl was born 2011-07-16. Welcome to your world Idunn.
This time I am the humble intermediary. The proud grandmother Käthe took the picture. Thanks for letting me use it.
The ESEM at FORCE Technology is not just a microscope. It is also capable of micro machining the parts in range of its ion-beam.
In this case the nerds (My colleagues) have carved the company logo on a human hair. And a fine hair it is.
No it is NOT photoshop artistery!
This should be enough of these images for a while.
A little more on close up.
This is the head of a little spider as seen with a scanning electronbeam microscope.
The image was made by my colleagues at FORCE Technology. My inspiration for posting this one was Gerrys post “woodsy-dilemmas“.
The moon was “Close-up” the other day.
Someway it inspired me to come up with this contribution to Scotts 12th assignment.
Yes. Now we’re close. I know we are, but it is hard to see without scale. Let me try this instead:
If you click on the image you’ll get a slightly larger version.
Some tech data: ISO-100 f/32 100mm 30sec
ISO-200, f/16, 6 sec
This is what I can resolve with My Canon 7D and 100mm MACRO 2.8L IS USM
There is also a little assignment to you my dear visitor. The task is to find out what ties these images together.
Scott has called with a new assignment. Read all about it here.
Please feel free to join in. This post is not my contribution, but a macro experiment.
The photo was taken from the screen of my iPhone.
Try yourself and guess what’s on the image. To see the answer, just click on the image.
Imagine what this is before you go to the following images….