May 3rd, 2015 Cosmin Manci
At a point I needed to restart writing here so here it is.
Yesterday done a short walk out mainly with the aim to test a diffuser for photos taken in nature … preparing for Morocco expedition and there I can’t go on trying (maybe it is only chance for me to go there, even I hope to repeat the experience later).
Even if the weather was bad … light rain … all (me, wife and baby) in car so we can get closer to the forest faster.
We started with a walk in the forest but only few subjects found and in those condition made first in nature shots with the new setup. For this was used Canon MP-E and more or less also the tripod. First photo taken was just a ghost 🙂 . And after that unsuccessful one next ones were better but I still find the shadows there too strong … will have to solve that somehow.
All next photos were done using Sigma 150 mm lens and tripod, time used for photos was too long to do it from hand, not enough natural light.
I was amaze of sleeping position of Erynnis tages, so much that when found first specimen believed that is a dead one and I looked for the guilty spider and on my surprise the butterfly just got a normal position and was on wing, slowly because of temperature but on wings.
In fact all butterflies seen except few specimens of Leptidea sinapis (probably), were on sleep position waiting for better weather and higher temperature/sun. But I was content to find also a male of Zerynthia polyxena, species that was on my target for the day.
To see the difference (specially for a bad use of flash), natural light and full-flash see this photo, no modification at all, just converted from RAW, made one from two and resize for posting here:
Don’t bother too much with colors, in the end is more or less the same one but saturated or unsaturated one, but see the background and strong shadow on the one with flash.
– more tests needed
– I need a small flash light to light the specimens, very hard to focus on something with Canon MP-E
– more tests needed 🙂
PS – any help with identification is welcome
November 2nd, 2008 Cosmin Manci
Azi am fost intr-o patrulare pe Valea Lapusnicu Mare in Parcul National Retezat, pentru eventuali pescari si ca sa ne facem simtita prezenta in parc… nici un fel de probleme chiar am putut vedea turisti care au pus frumos gunoi in masina… bravo lor.
Putin inainte de intrarea in parc ne-am oprit pe o fanata unde Gabriela a gasit o omida de Macrothylacia rubi (in fotografia de mai jos se poate vedea omida si in pozitia de alarma, facuta “colac”)
Pana la urma in parc ne-am oprit langa refugiul Stanuleti unde am umblat un pic prin padure in cautare de subiecte, ca de obicei pe vremea asta ciuperci (numele acestora e posibil sa se modifice).
… si fara nume… pe moment
Iar daca va uitati atent pe ciuperca de mai sus se poate vedea o forma… o plosnita mai stranie ca forma din genul Empicoris (pe moment nu stiu numele complet).
Pentru diversificare si doua specii de licheni (sper ca am determinat bine):
probabil voi reveni maine 😉