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August 28, 2014

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August 28, 2014

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August 28, 2014

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Squash Lady Beetle Epilachna borealis

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August 28, 2014

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August 28, 2014

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August 28, 2014

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Clover Genus Trifolium

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Date

August 17, 2014 01:25 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.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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August 15, 2014 01:01 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.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
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410 258 6144
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

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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:
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410 258 6144
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Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis

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macropod

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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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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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.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

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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Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis

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macropod

Date

August 15, 2014 11:13 AM 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.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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macropod

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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.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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kevinliam

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August 14, 2014

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In bloom at edge of meadow. Meadow dominated by Eutrochium sp, Helianthus sp., Impatiens sp, etc.

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July 21, 2014

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Cobweb Spiders (Family Theridiidae) Family Theridiidae

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July 17, 2014

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July 16, 2014

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July 16, 2014

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July 16, 2014

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Late nymph preparing for molt. I placed it on a stick in the yard and came back to photo the beautiful pale general adult at 2AM

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July 16, 2014

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Many of these around mating on the vegetation

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Rana sylvatica Lithobates sylvaticus

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July 16, 2014

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juvenile

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July 16, 2014

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Snails and Slugs Class Gastropoda

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July 16, 2014

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July 16, 2014

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July 16, 2014

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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

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kjhurme

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June 11, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

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Dead

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June 23, 2014

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at MV light sheet

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June 30, 2014

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in MV light trap

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Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella

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June 30, 2014

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in MV light trap

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June 30, 2014

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in MV light trap