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New Video on Taking Hi Resolution Pictures of Insects (and plants)

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  • Sam Droege
    All: Below is demonstrating how we set up our Canon to take high resolution stacked photographs of insect specimens http://youtu.be/S-_yvIsucOY Some of the
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      All:

      Below is demonstrating how we set up our Canon to take high resolution stacked photographs of insect specimens

      http://youtu.be/S-_yvIsucOY

      Some of the results are at:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

      You can read at pdf of the equipment used at:
      ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/er/md/laurel/Droege/How%20to%20Take%20MacroPhotographs%20of%20Insects%20BIML%20Lab2.pdf

      Similar, but not quite as good results can be obtained using less expensive equipment

      Thanks again to our friends at the U S Army Institue of Public Health who patiently taught us how to set up this system.

      Sam and His Wonderful Techniterns

      Sphecodes,-female.-right-side_2012-07-13-19.06.14-ZS-PMaxMystery_2012-08-06-18.42.06-ZS-PMaxChamaesyce-maculata,Spotted-Spurge,-flowers_2012-08-02-16.36.33-ZS-PMax
      Jumping-Spider,on-fish-hook-eyes_2012-08-02-16.13.51-ZS-PMaxMegachile-townsendiana,-female,-face_2012-07-30-17.42.36-ZS-PMaxChrysochus-auratus,-unknown,-side_2012-07-24-14.33.19-ZS-PMax
      Anthidiellum-notatum,-male,-side_2012-07-13-17.00.25-ZS-PMaxEuperilampus triangularis ,-right-side_2012-07-13-18.35.28-ZS-PMaxBombus-griseocollis,-unkown,-face_2012-07-03-14.39.54-ZS-PMax

      Secret Life

      Alone with time, he waits for his parents to wake,
      A boy growing old at the dining room table,

      Pressing into the pages of one of his father's big books
      The flowers he picked all morning

      In his mothers' garden, magnolia, hibiscus,
      Azalea, peony, pear, tulip, iris;

      Reading in another book their names he knows,
      And then the names from their secret lives;

      Lives alchemical, nautical, genital;
      Names unpronounceable fascicles of italic script;

      Secrets botanical
      Descriptions could never trace:

      Accessory to empire, party to delusions of an afterlife,
      Kin to the toothed, mouthed, furred,

      Horned, brained. Flowers 
      Seem to a boy, who doesn't know any better, like the winged,

      The walking, the swimming, and crawling things abstracted
      From time, and stilled by inward gazing.

      Copying their pictures, replete with diagrams, he finds
      In the words for their parts,

      The accounts of their histories,
      And their scattered pollen,

      Something to do with his own fate
      And the perfection of all dying things.

      And when it's time, he discovers in the kitchen
      The note left for him that says

      His parents have gone and will return by noon.
      And when it's time, the dove

      Calls from its hiding place
      And leaves the morning greener

      And the one who hears the dove more alone. 

      - Li-Young Lee
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