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KTrueman's Gallery Comments

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The Humble Bumble Bee by KTrueman

The Humble Bumble Bee

Thank you for all the kind comments they are greatly appreciated. Does anyone know how to unlock the Votes bit as its says disabled?

By: KTrueman

Ullswater Evening Light by andychatt

Ullswater Evening Light

A fantastic image. The right place at the right time...i do really like this image.

By: andychatt

Raging Bull by KTrueman

Raging Bull

Quote: Great shot - and revolting too. Don't tell me where they live cos I will never feel the same again. But an extraordinary piece of photography.

Sue - Thanks for the kind comment. Don't worry this one was only 4mm long and the head is just over 0.5mm. Smile

Best Regards


By: KTrueman

Female Hairy Dragonfly by Ade_Osman

Female Hairy Dragonfly

Great shot. I have never seen one of these. In fact Dragons aren't that prolific here in North Devon (by the coast). Someone will no doubtably tell me otherwise. Smile

By: Ade_Osman

The Weevil by KTrueman

The Weevil

Wow. Thank you so much everyone for the kind comments. The awards were certainly a great surprise. Really thank you all once again. Grin

By: KTrueman

Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus) by KTrueman

Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Quote: Oooerrr.....A little over exposed on the hairs of the legs, but that's a very picky criticism, and the ring flash makes it look a little flat. Otherwise very difficult to fault and just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune on lenses to get superb results. Well done to you.....Shortlisted!


Thank You Ade. The hairs on the legs are not quite as bright on the original but the increased sharpening for screen that i chose when changing from Tiff to JPeg has this effect for some reason.

The JML 21mm was 150 2nd hand and i have seen them on eBay very rarely going for nearly twice that......i really need a spare.

I don't use a flash......the lighting is with 3no. Ikea LED lights that are diffused through a paper cylinder.

I would like to say a really big thank you for the criticism....sometimes times people are for some reason scared to do so for fear of offending the individual....i however really like it...its the way we learn...i'll post a version of this when i have time with the leg hair less exposed.

Best Regards


By: KTrueman

3D Synthetic Cross Eye Stereogram by KTrueman

3D Synthetic Cross Eye Stereogram

Quote: I'd be very interested to learn about your focus stacking set-up. I use a travelling microscope that cost me pennies on eBay and the results are absolutely stunning. Cleaning the little critters is a pain, do you have a special brew that you use? I have some RMS lenses for swapping, how about you? Etc., etc..

What do you want to know? Your best bet is to go to this site www.photomacrography.net here you will find everything you will ever need to know about photostacking, setups, lens. Don't think i'm brushing you off because i'm not......you will learn more from this site than i could ever tell you......i'm still very much at the start of the learning curve. I haven't any photos of my setup.....i should probably sort one out for those that are interested.

What lens do you have? I use a Nikon CF 10x, JML 21mm and an El Nikkor 50mm (plastic version). I use 3no. Ikea LED lights and a paper tube for light diffusion, a linear stage and a jig that my camera is bolted to.

I clean the bugs with warm water by putting them in a contact lens canister and giving them a gentle shake.....any other small bits of dust i remove in PS3.

I hope this sort of helpful.

Best Regards


By: KTrueman

Chocolate Chip by beckybookins

Chocolate Chip

Very nice...I really like the composition.

By: beckybookins

Super Size Me by KTrueman

Super Size Me

Quote: WOW Keith, this is fantastic ! I like macro but have never done anything like this. What is 50 stacked images ?.....................Bob

Thank you for the kind comment. Because the depth of field is so small at this magnification you need to take many shots a different focal points to see the whole picture. If you are really interested go to www.photomacrography.com there you will the most amazing macro images you have ever seen by some of the most talented macro photographers.

By: KTrueman

Pinkie by beckybookins


Great Macro shot. I like the feel it gives off. Nice lens as well.

By: beckybookins

Bowl & Arrow by strokebloke

Bowl & Arrow

Very clever. I like the bowl....very nice. I have read through how you achieved it and to be very honest i would never have guessed.

By: strokebloke

Beach Hut Star Trails by KTrueman

Beach Hut Star Trails

Quote: What settings did you use to get a shot like this?

Thank you

iso 100
14 x 4min exp
4 x 4 min dark frames

all put together in startrails.exe - a free download program

By: KTrueman

Three Kings by KTrueman

Three Kings

Quote: Great shot, nice colours and well presented.
Just one question...what did you drop in the water that gives it this crown effect? done similar stuff myself
but not been able to acheive this effect.

Thank you for the kind comment. All you do is add a touch of milk to the water to make it a bit thicker. Also drop from about 30cm so the drop doesn't gather to much speed. Place a small drop of milky water directly on the surface and drop another drop onto it.....add food dye for the colours. To get the streaky effect put the drop on the solid surface and add the dye by dipping a cocktail stick in some food dye and carefully touching the drop.

By: KTrueman

Cherry on Top by KTrueman

Cherry on Top

Quote: That is amazing Smile
If someone said to you "I want this and this, and that has to do this." Could you oblige?
It sounds like a big ask to me - but you've produced some unforgettable images so far.

Thank you for the kind comment. I don't know what you mean by 'If someone said to you "I want this and this, and that has to do this." Could you oblige?'

Best Regards


By: KTrueman

Common Wasp - Vespula vulgaris by KTrueman

Common Wasp - Vespula vulgaris

Quote: Fantasticn doF, simply amazing. And I have learned why Vespas got there name: If you get too many of them it is like wasps Smile
no idea how that stacker works, when I downloaded it I was full of anticipation but it crashed immediately

Thank you very much....if you want any help you need only ask. Smile

By: KTrueman

Damsel by KTrueman


Quote: There's a lot to enjoy here. I'm amazed at the lack of views or votes, but it's purely because it's out of season for the UK. I'm sure that posting this in the summer would have a completely different result. The only comment I can offer is that there's a small piece of pink fibre on the grass which disrupts the natural feel of the photo.

Thank you very much. I see the fluff......hard to see for me because i am colourblind. I have to ask my partner on occasions to check my photos to ensure the colours are correct...lol

By: KTrueman

Drenching ....... by AngieLatham

Drenching .......

A fantastic image. The FG rocks draw you in and through to the dark moodiness of the sky.

By: AngieLatham

Hartland Quay, North Devon by KTrueman

Hartland Quay, North Devon

Quote: Great shot - my neck of the woods too

Thanks Rob. I'm in Braunton .... i got a bit bored of Saunton, Croyde and the rocks don't point in the right direction this time of year. If you ever want to meet up it'd be good. Regards Keith

By: KTrueman

GUARDIAN by dmhuynh72


Taken on the same day as Heart of Hartland? It would be good to see your EXIF.

By: dmhuynh72

Jumping Spider by KTrueman

Jumping Spider

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Smile

By: KTrueman

.(.....) by biker11


Lovely Macro. I have never seen a hover fly with spotty eyes.

By: biker11

In the Red by ChrisStyles

In the Red

A fantastic image. I absolutely love the processing. Its always a bummer when something gets bust......not cheap to replace.

By: ChrisStyles

ARCTIC LIGHT by dmhuynh72


Very nice image. Is this out at Hartland / Welcome area? I live not far from there and often think about a trip up....but generally stay on the Saunton / Croyde side.

By: dmhuynh72

View to Hartland by KTrueman

View to Hartland

AEVANS10 - Thank you for the comment. Its not HDR

By: KTrueman

Some smoke by Pete

Some smoke

Never done any smoke images. Looks great....do you colour the smoke in photoshop?

By: Pete

Robber Fly by McClicker

Robber Fly

Great Macro....I love these bugs..... vicious little critters.

By: McClicker

Crail II by Yewtree

Crail II

A superb image. Love the water movement over the pebbles.

By: Yewtree

One Shot by csurry

One Shot

Very nice. Ever since i started water drops i wanted to reproduce Martin Waughs shot but have never got around to it. I take it that the ring is fixed in place and not dropped? as it looks to be at a constant height on the 2 images you posted.

By: csurry

Water Drop Cliche by KTrueman

Water Drop Cliche

Thanks everyone for the commenting on my piccy.

digitall - I know it doesn't look sharp on here but its only a low res image that i have uploaded. Its always a problem with water drop shot.....where to place the focal point on the collision. I generally place it about 10% into the actual splash...that way you get a better DOF so the back of the splash looks in focus as well.

By: KTrueman

Fallen Leaves by dmhuynh72

Fallen Leaves

Fantastic....where is this?

By: dmhuynh72