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liquidredwax by Mark R Smith

I am a 25 year old geoscientist. I earned my Masters of Science degree from the Center for Integrative Geosciences at the University of Connecticut. I am also co-founder and co-manager of a high tech imaging company called Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/107963674@N07/ I love science and the world we live in, lets protect them both. These are my personal photographs of my work and travels thus far....

Source: What you know as..., is actually... by Macropod on Rumble

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Macroscopic Solutions provides products, services and support that are based on the photographic technique of Focus stacking. Our team is dedicated to improving the significance of focus stacking for the scientific and indiustrial communities by providing novel and elegant imaging solutions. 

Focus Stacking is also known as focal plane merging and z-stacking. It’s a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images can possibly provide. 

Focus Stacking allows researchers and users to preserve details that are normally lost when using microscopes, stereoscopes, SEM’s and fluorescence. Focus Stacking records and preserves the object’s natural color, orientation and context in the form of a high-resolution image or movie. 

Our Product, the Macropod, combines High-resolution digital cameras, powerful optics, industry leading precision hardware and novel software packages that provide our customers with images that are significant in research, digitization and education. 

We provide imaging services for our customers who want us to image their specimens for them. 

We provide imaging support for focus stacking users who would like to improve their skills.

More information at www.macroscopicsolutions.com
Image Database at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/107963674@N07/


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posted Aug.06.14 + reblog

Source: Hummingbirds in Flight: My Best Footage by Macropod on Rumble

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Hummingbirds in Flight: My Best Footage

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!

All of the images in our database were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com

posted Aug.03.14 + reblog
posted Aug.02.14 + reblog

Source: Hummingbird Trust by Macropod on Rumble

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After months of patience and subtle exposure, the juvenile hummingbirds finally trust Annette and I enough to sit on our fingers!!!! So exciting!

Up to four juvenile ruby-throated hummingbirds have been hanging around my feeder all day long. They let me get so close that I can actually take handheld stills of them at manual focus with an 18-55mm lens. This inspired me to capture videos of the birds at varying speeds. A hummingbird can flap its wings at 40-80 times per second. The camera records in real time at 30 frames per second. In the video you will see one male and one female. The plumage on the male appears to be speckled because its plumage has not yet matured. Such a remarkable creature!

More images and videos can be found in our database at https://www.flickr.com/photos/107963674@N07/ and were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com


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posted Aug.02.14 + reblog
Better view of my lifestyle in Orange at Acadia National Park

Better view of my lifestyle in Orange at Acadia National Park

posted Apr.18.14 + reblog

Out with the old and in with the new!

Finally retired my first MTB. I learned to ride you, you treated me well; but, i’ll never own another (I acquired before IronHorse distributed through general merchandise at department stores).  At least it had disc brakes.   Lasted me since 2004.

I’m now riding a Kona Unit.  Have been for 1.5 years.  Fully rigid, single speed and still glides over rocky Connecticut.  Not to mention…. it’s super quick.   

Don’t get me wrong, i’m not against suspension…  i’m simply waiting for a window in my finances so I can go all in on a nice comfortable ride.  At any rate, the Kona is a huge step up and it’s all-together challenging, rewarding and exciting!

posted Apr.18.14 + reblog
Macroscopic Solutions, a group on Flickr.This group serves as a collection of high-resolution images that are tailored for interdisciplinary scientific researchers and aid in the digital archiving of diverse specimens, enhance research, inspire discovery, and expose young minds to science through remarkable images.
www.macroscopicsolutions.comPhotos by MacroscopicSolutions
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Macroscopic Solutions, a group on Flickr.

This group serves as a collection of high-resolution images that are tailored for interdisciplinary scientific researchers and aid in the digital archiving of diverse specimens, enhance research, inspire discovery, and expose young minds to science through remarkable images.

www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Photos by MacroscopicSolutions

posted Dec.18.13 + reblog
One of the better shots of the Persieds from Coventry, CT … click on the picture to see the rest! 

One of the better shots of the Persieds from Coventry, CT … click on the picture to see the rest! 

posted Aug.13.13 + reblog
Perseids meteor shower of Coventry Lake in Coventry, CT on August 12, 2013

Perseids meteor shower of Coventry Lake in Coventry, CT on August 12, 2013

posted Aug.12.13 + reblog
Flat Irons in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming

Flat Irons in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming

posted Aug.06.13 + reblog
Wyoming Western Border of the Bighorn Basin

Wyoming Western Border of the Bighorn Basin

posted Aug.06.13 + reblog
Horse Shoe Anticline Bighorn Basin Wyoming

Horse Shoe Anticline Bighorn Basin Wyoming

posted Aug.06.13 + reblog
I’m loving Orange these days!

I’m loving Orange these days!

posted Jul.18.13 + reblog
Heading home from riding rigid in the snow, Coventry, CT

Heading home from riding rigid in the snow, Coventry, CT

posted Feb.17.13 + reblog
Kona Unit when New, changed pedals from #1 Mallet to #2 Mallet Horsebarn Hill, UConn

Kona Unit when New, changed pedals from #1 Mallet to #2 Mallet Horsebarn Hill, UConn

posted Feb.17.13 + reblog