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  1. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 15 2011 18:34:01
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    Hi folks,

    I've been playing with a powerful macro lens and a focus stacking program.

    Ever wondered what a bug looks like really really close up?

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5243/5372669667_cf72812b4e_b.jpg

    Rich

    [Admin note: link replaced with watermarked image.]

  2. EffeCi

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 15 2011 18:37:24
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    ...wow...

  3. USDD

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 15 2011 18:48:26
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    Great photo!

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 15 2011 19:52:06
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    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for confirming a comment I made to someone in NY today that the best images are coming out of your lab.

    Please watermark them though, I hate to see great work go uncredited and there are far too many who will use your images to claim expertise with their clients when all they know how to do is right click and save the image to disk.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    bed-bugscouk - 4 hours ago  » 
    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for confirming a comment I made to someone in NY today that the best images are coming out of your lab.
    Please watermark them though, I hate to see great work go uncredited and there are far too many who will use your images to claim expertise with their clients when all they know how to do is right click and save the image to disk.
    David

    Yeah ..... But I'm the one who caught the bug for him to photo. =)

    Great shot .... BTW

  6. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 16 2011 4:41:16
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    Hi David,

    You are right, I should watermark, but unless I stick it right through the image, people just trim them off. One of my pics is currently being used by a Swiss national newspaper. They have trimmed off my watermark and replaced it with someone elses. I emailed them a few months ago, but they ignored it. It's annoying but I figure that without defacing the image completely there's not much I can do. If it comes to it I have a higher resolution version, so I can prove it was mine originally.

    Thanks everyone for the positive comments.

  7. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 16 2011 11:14:23
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    Hi Richard,

    I know what you mean, I try and keep them close to the center of the image but not to the detriment of the detail.

    My biggest annoyance was a TV show in the UK that used 6 of my images without crediting me on a prime time show and having some muppet of an expert who did not know one end of a bedbug from another.

    Its sad but I have even seen people use others pictures in books without credit, often tot he long term detriment of the public and industry. Stealing images does not clothe the emperor in the finest garments.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 16 2011 23:30:45
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    Richard,

    Indeed, great shot.

    Note that the subject of your photo is well-fed, with very plump hindquarters.

    If you're doing more such shots, how about a comparison of an individual before and after dining, if you have someone willing to feed him. The comparison would be quite striking because when they're really hungry their abdomens are remarkably thin.

    jrbtnyc

  9. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    jrbtnyc,

    Good idea, I'll get on it. Unfortunately it can't be the same individual (before and after) because I have to kill them to get them to stay still. I fed this one on myself and then dropped it into ethanol for a few seconds before taking the photo. I have a lot of bugs in culture, so I can pick two that look very similar.

    Cheers,

    R

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 17 2011 10:01:08
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    Richard,

    Hopefully you have some you haven't fed in a month or two whose tummies will be the most dramatically paper thin.

    Longer than 6-8 weeks of fasting and they'll probably be dead – is that what you've observed in the colony you've been maintaining.

    In the last couple of years I've had 20+ bugs in jars at various times (including 4 since summer 2010), continuously at room temperature or higher during the summertime (lower temperatures enable them to live quite a bit longer evidently), which I have, um, declined to feed and none have survived beyond two months.

    jrbtnyc

  11. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 17 2011 10:27:12
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    jrbtnyc,

    I think the pot I have at home (where I take my photos) was fed before Christmas. I have some pots in the insectary from the same culture that were last fed in August. There has been some mortality but not too much. They have been housed at 26oC and 70% RH for the entire time. Temperature is certainly important (I have kept them much longer at 13oC) but I think humidity is equally important as it slows down dessication.

    I have some cultures that I am feeding regularly, to boost numbers for working on, and some cultures that I just want to keep alive. If I am trying to boost the population I feed them weekly. If I am just trying to keep them alive I feed them about every two months. I don't tend to get too much mortality in that time. I find that large nymphs last longer than adults, which I assume is because the adults tend to burn up their resources on reproduction.

    I use a saturated NaCl solution to maintain the humidity. If you put a pot of it next to your culture pot in a sealed plastic container it will maintain the humidity at about 70%.

    I'm off home to take that photo!

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 17 2011 22:33:20
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    I will be the first to ask permission ... can I use this picture for a presentation if full credit is given?

    Sean

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 17 2011 23:28:02
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    Richard,

    Are you using the Helicon Focus stacking software?

  14. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 4:19:28
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    Hi Sean,

    Yes, you are welcome to. I have a not-for-profit policy when it comes to use of my images. Presentations and educational material is fine. I have a small charge when they are used for publications, websites and for promoting products. Please could you put (C) Richard Naylor, University of Sheffield either on or near the image? Thank you.

    Hi KQ,

    I am using Zerene Stacker in PMax mode (which won't mean anything unless you have used Zerene Stacker!). I hear Helicon Focus is good but I was recommended ZS first and have been so impressed with it that I have found no reason to try anything else. It is free for a month or so, so you can give it a try and see if you like it.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I've used Combine Z and it's free. Test it out and let us know what you think.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Jan 20 2011 20:33:42
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    I used your image in a presentation to PCOs today ... a chorus of oooohhhhs and ahhhhhhs ....

    Stunning.

    Full credit was given.

    Sean

  17. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Jan 21 2011 5:37:28
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    Thank you Sean,

    I am glad it went down well.

    I have now posted a few more on this thread:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/more-high-resolution-bug-images

    Cheers,

    Rich

  18. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Rich, do you want me to replace the link in the top post with the watermarked version?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  19. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 22 2011 15:52:43
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    Thank you Nobugs,

    That would be great.

    Rich

  20. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 22 2011 16:22:33
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    Anytime, Rich!

    (I don't know if there are others you've posted, but you can always send me the URL of the thread if there are.)


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