ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 23 March 2015

MORE MACRO II. (23/03/15)

This is a quick follow on from yesterdays post using scales on the macro images. The little child's ruler really didn’t give the impression I was looking for, it made me look childish and I want to be growed up.

_MG_3055      This is a baby, a baby Many Zoned Polypore. Turkey Tail, Trametes versiclor, Coriolus versicolor, it’s all the same stuff. Having gone through that lot I’m not convinced it is but the scale looks very adult.     

The scales are easy enough to make but you have to make one for every magnification you use; this is 1.36X. I then save it as a TIFF file and drop it on the image prior to compressing. This one is on a black background but if you change the Blend mode to Screen or Lighten, can’t recall which, the black will disappear. I may do some more with black scales to use on very pale images.

If anyone would like the workflow, that’s grown up for instructions, then drop me an e-mail.

I’m going out looking for insects  today.

16 comments:

  1. BOY Adrian, this is close up! I hope you don't get any closer.

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    1. Margaret, depending on the subject I often go to 2X and 3X. 5X is easy if I shoot tethered to the laptop.

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  2. Curiosa imagen y interesante explicacion, Adrian. Un saludo.

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    1. Jordi, no estoy seguro de la identificación es correcta.

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  3. Good luck on your insect hunt Adrian! Some insects can be delicious depending on how you prepare them. However, rather than hunting insects, I prefer to buy our food from a supermarket. It's much easier.

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    1. I'll let you know if i finds any delicacies.

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  4. I didn't mind the previous scale but to be honest these are much better.

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    1. Douglas, yes well worth the time drawing them.

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  5. You're such a geek bwahahaha. (I love geeks)

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    1. R.Mac, I wish I were a geek. Geeks don't struggle like I do.

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  6. That's a very grown up and elegant scale. Maybe it is a she? I'll keep workflow in mind until I find an opportunity to use it and confuse someone.

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    1. Pauline, I consider her a vast improvement.

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  7. I hate to rain on your party but aren't those millimeters? Or are millimeters bigger in Scotland? Or am I missing the picture? Probably!

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    1. Red, either is correct but millimetre is better this side of the Atlantic.

      The millimetre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or millimeter (American spelling) (SI unit symbol mm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a metre.

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  8. Okay, okay! I suppose the sky is a better blue on your side of the Atlantic too.

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    1. Red, I think you are confusing Scotland with Texas.

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