Link Posted 12/09/2021 - 15:54
Moth fond in the conservatory, deceased.

K5, 100mm. D FA Macro , Auto Bellows M.
2x LED mini-torches lighting a small tent, Lee 216 diffusion sheet,

Stack of 22 in Combine ZP, each step 0.5degree of focus-ring rotation.
Elements 11.

Any thoughts welcome.....

Thanks for looking,

The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 12/09/2021 - 15:55


Link Posted 12/09/2021 - 16:43
Excellent detail, well shot

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM


Link Posted 12/09/2021 - 18:57
Moth Mastery


Link Posted 12/09/2021 - 19:41
Very helpful for it to be dead I expect!
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K-S2 and suffering from a relapse and so now buying digital camera kit - started with a little Lumix TZ80 and now LBA has re-occured for my K-S2. Not sure where it will lead!
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 40 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more


Link Posted 12/09/2021 - 21:43
Awesome picture, love it. Well worth the effort!
All the gear with no idea


Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 07:55
Perfect pose, perfect lighting. Stunning (once again).

It's amazing how tiny creatures drop dead in your house when they're in immaculate condition and you've got time to photograph the result.



Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 07:59
Thanks, all.

It's perhaps because I go around looking & have trained myself to notice.............

The more I look, the more there is to see!


Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 09:33
Great detail.

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Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 10:48
That's seriously impressive
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Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 01:34
Gareth has the right comment here!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 16:01
Wow Roger. This one looks like it earned two 'Palme d'Or' from the Cannes film festival. I wonder: do you clean these critters up in any way before taking their portraits?


Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 23:07
Thanks Chaps!

If when I'm taking set-up shots for stacking, for exposure, composition, etc, any bits of dust, crud, etc. become apparent, they're removed with a (Rocket-type) blower.Good things, aren't they?
It works v.well on furry-looking scales, as long as they're blown "with the grain", if you see what I mean.....

The more I look, the more there is to see!
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