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What

Skiff Moth Prolimacodes badia

Observer

macropod

Date

September 20, 2014 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Skiff moth caterpillar with the tip of the parasitic fly's abdomen (with spiracles presumably) sticking through the fresh caterpillar skin.

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What

Green stink bug Acrosternum hilare

Observer

macropod

Date

September 17, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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What

Jagged Ambush Bugs Genus Phymata

Observer

macropod

Date

September 14, 2014 03:35 PM EDT

Description

ID by Bug Guide and Speech path Girl

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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What

Dragonflies and Damselflies Order Odonata

Observer

macropod

Date

September 15, 2014 04:28 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

macropod

Date

September 16, 2014 09:45 AM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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What

Dogfaces Genus Zerene

Observer

macropod

Date

September 15, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

Description

Identified by John Beetham and Speech Path Girl
Thank you both!

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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Observer

macropod

Date

September 15, 2014 04:05 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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What

Ant-mimicking Jumping Spiders Genus Agorius

Observer

macropod

Date

September 15, 2014 07:21 PM EDT

Description

If you look at it's rear legs, they blend in tho the abdomen so it looks like it has six legs to appear ant-like. It's front mandibles also resemble that of an ant. It also has an added segment to resemble a thorax. I photoshopped these very little so that our observers can take in the full of extent of detail as opposed to something that is more aesthetic. For Science! Spectacular!

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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What

grass flies Family Chloropidae

Observer

macropod

Date

September 14, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

Description

One of the prettiest flies I have ever imaged.

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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What

Red-banded Leafhopper Graphocephala coccinea

Observer

macropod

Date

September 13, 2014 02:48 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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What

Tomentose Burying Beetle Nicrophorus tomentosus

Observer

macropod

Date

September 8, 2014 05:17 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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Observer

macropod

Date

September 13, 2014 01:49 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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What

House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Observer

macropod

Date

September 4, 2014 11:58 AM EDT

Description

Today, I read an article on [CNN titled Help Wanted: College Degree not Needed.](money.cnn.com/2014/09/04/news/economy/college-grads-under...) It carelessly justifies how young people no longer need educations because of the availability of jobs.

It is our responsibility to be informed. It is careless to think otherwise.

I became a scientist because I believe knowledge is the principal mechanism for success and happiness. Sometimes too much knowledge can cripple the way a person views another, but this off topic. Instead... I want to share what knowledge can do for the way an individual sees the world we live in.

Macroscopic Solutions forced me to image a variety of objects that I found both interesting and disgusting. I unexpectedly discovered that the objects I feared most, for whatever reason, (i.e. insects, spiders, worms, etc.) are more beautiful than ever. Without a sense of understanding, I would continue to be afraid of what I generally consider creepy.

Yesterday I found a house centipede... I was terrified and today I am enlightened. After a close examination, the beauty and intricacy of this creature is clear. It should be appreciated and admired by every man and woman of every race and faith. The Biodiversity of this world must be protected and appreciated forever. Without knowledge and education, the human race will fail.

Mark Smith - Co-founder of [Macroscopic Solutions](www.macroscopicsolutions.com)

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What

Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

Observer

macropod

Date

August 21, 2014 10:40 PM EDT

Description

Shot with 40x objective by Olympus. Stack of 42 images. processed using PMax, Zerene Stacker

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
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410 258 6144
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What

Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata

Observer

macropod

Date

September 2, 2014 08:25 PM EDT

Description

This is an Autumn Olive

foragersharvest.com/autumnberry-autumn-olive/

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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What

Tan Jumping Spider Platycryptus undatus

Observer

macropod

Date

September 3, 2014 06:33 PM EDT

Description

We thank Pixelblender for the ID.

Frontal view of an adult male Platycryptus undatus perched on a leaf. Note the orange band of hairs under his eyes -- this only happens in the adult males of the species (in females, they are all white).

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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What

Tomato Hornworm Manduca quinquemaculata

Observer

macropod

Date

September 1, 2014 10:17 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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Square

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

What

Squash Lady Beetle Epilachna borealis

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

Date

August 28, 2014

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What

Clover Genus Trifolium

Observer

macropod

Date

August 17, 2014 01:25 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
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410 258 6144
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Observer

macropod

Date

August 15, 2014 01:01 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
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410 258 6144
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What

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

macropod

Date

August 3, 2014 05:50 PM EDT

Description

I received much attention form the local, wild hummingbirds that I have been disrupting the overall theme of my usual image galleries on flickr, Facebook, Macroscopic Solutions, etc. Therefore, I decided to take clips of only my footage of my interaction with the ruby-throated hummingbirds.

I believe you will find this very impressive. All footage was shot handheld (without tripod) with the Macropod's Canon 6D at 720P and 60 frames per second. The lens used was the 24-105mm. Aspect ratio varies between clips. All light was natural, exposure was set to 1/4000, aperture was at 5.6 and ISO was at 12800 (yeah... i'm surprised too). If you don't know why, it's because most of these shots were taken at dawn when light was not nearly as plentiful as I wanted it.

I really hope yo enjoy this video footage as I do feel it is my best!

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis

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Date

August 11, 2014 12:32 PM EDT

Description

Tiny flowers and considered a weed. Why?

What makes a weed, a "weed?"

Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed as a plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered. And when you're hoeing or pulling weeds, it definitely can be a challenge to find anything virtuous about them. Those that are the peskiest and most hated thrive in places you don't want them to be, whether in your garden or lawn, in a field or on wild land or roadsides, accordnig to Don Morishita of the Weed Science Society of America.

They tend to produce lots of seed — sometimes tens of thousands of seeds per plant.
Their seed can sometimes survive for a very long time in the soil, going dormant but then sprouting just as soon as conditions are right. Simply disturbing the soil is often enough to trigger new growth.
They are able to establish themselves quickly. Sometimes they seem to crop up in the blink of the eye.
They often have mechanisms that enable them to spread easily, such as the ability to reproduce vegetatively without seeds.
They can grow in inhospitable locales where more desirable plants typically wouldn't survive.
The more of these weedy characteristics a plant has, the more successful and problematic a weed it will be. One colorful example is the common dandelion. This is the first weed most children learn to identify. It is adapted to a wide range of environments and is found in many parts of the world. As for having mechanisms for spreading, what better way to disperse than by a puff of wind or by kids blowing 'parachutes' of seed over the neighborhood? Dandelion plants can also reproduce vegetatively thanks to large tap roots. So unless you cut the root deep into the soil, you can rest assured the plant will reemerge. Dandelions also seem to thrive under almost any growing condition. The hot, dry weather that is less than optimal for grass growth may allow dandelions to take over your lawn.

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Maiden Pink Dianthus deltoides

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macropod

Date

August 11, 2014 02:39 PM EDT

Description

ID by nartreb maiden pink, Dianthus deltoids.
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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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410 258 6144
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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis

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Date

August 15, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

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macropod

Date

August 14, 2014 02:51 PM EDT

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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410 258 6144
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