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Bob_B

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Venus fly trap macros
« on: June 17, 2016, 06:56:34 pm »

Three macro stacks of one of the venus fly traps (Dionaea muscipula) in my bog garden. The fly traps have had a hard time this year, and have struggled to get going with all the damp and cold of our Spring. While the pitcherplants enjoy 'wet feet', i.e., very moist soil, the VFTs do not, and our weather has conspired to ensure that their soil was wetter than ideal. Nonetheless, their traps are open and they are feeding. You can see the trigger hairs quite clearly on the higher mag images (last two in the set).

Should you be interested: I used a Canon 100mm macro with 25mm and 35mm extension tubes, and stacked the resulting images with Zerene.

Thank you for viewing and feel free to comment.

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Re: Venus fly trap macros
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 05:05:52 am »

I like the first but I would crop out 1/5 of the top and 1/5 of the right.

Have a Nice Day.

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Re: Venus fly trap macros
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 08:29:10 am »

Thanks for your suggested crop Thierry.
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Re: Venus fly trap macros
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 08:35:49 am »

Very impressive.
I've never been able to see them that close in person, because where I have found them I don't really want to lie down on the ground for a closer look.
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Re: Venus fly trap macros
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 12:25:30 pm »

I think your macros (i.e., the lighting) would be better not taken in direct sunlight, but in the early morning before the sunrays actually fall upon them.
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Re: Venus fly trap macros
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 08:04:33 pm »

I think your macros (i.e., the lighting) would be better not taken in direct sunlight, but in the early morning before the sunrays actually fall upon them.

Oh boy, I sure hear you John. Truth is, I went out with white-cloth shading and reflectors to minimize the sun glare, but a gusty wind was too much for me to keep them in place. Rather than completely scrub the session, I opted to use the harsh light and work on my focus stacking technique. Next time, I promise. lol.
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