23 Photos - Apr 4, 2013
Photo: White cardboard from art supply store.Lights from office supply store.Photo: Collapsible florescent lights facilitate focusing.Photo: Lights fold in to close and to protect the florescent bulb.Photo: Live vial on top of ice. Second, outer bucket helps insulate the ice.Photo: I sometimes use a loose fitting lid.Photo: Having a large, soft place to quickly put down the camera is very helpful.Photo: Photo: I adjust the A:B (top, bottom) strobe ration to 4:1 to provide modelling light.Photo: I shoot on manual and adjust the A:B strobe ratio to 4:1.Photo: Photo: Photo: soft soft forceps on a string.Photo: soft forceps are a necessity.Photo: Some times I segregate spmns by family to send to various experts. Note, inverted nipple in cap.Photo: Caps are necessary to keep critters in place while I do other tasks.Photo: l to r: Kill vial, 'slow' vial, travel bottle of ethyl acetate.Photo: beetle in the 'slow down vial' which has a tissue soaked in ethyl acetate at the top.Photo: I have two sets of batteries so I can charge one set while using the other.Photo: When traveling or at home, extra plugs are necessary.Photo: After cropping, I mostly just use the Retouch to remove dust particles.Photo: The Highlights usually need to be brought up to make the whites white and not dingy.After 'over exposing 2 stops and bringinf up the highlights, the shadows usually need to be darkened a bit...This is the usual settings of a properly adjusted photo in Picasa.Photo: Photo: When finished, the black peak on the right should be all the way to the right so the whites are their whitest.