Phil Rose

Phil Rose

Lives in United States Rochester, NY, United States
Works as a retired
Has a website at http://pirose.zenfolio.com
Joined on May 7, 2002
About me:

E-M1, E-3 (E-1, E-10 "retired")
ZD 9-18, 14-54, 50-200, Sigma 150/2.8
mZD 60 macro
FL-36, Kirk macro flash bracket, EX-25, EC-14

Phil Rose's recent activity

  • Replied in New lens
    Congrats on the new lens. You seems to be off to a good start. I think you'll enjoy using it… If you're not doing so already, I suggest that you give AF a try for some of your macro shooting, even ...
  • Butterflies mostly avoided my back yard this summer. Around mid-May I expected/hoped to see some Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) attracted to our lilacs. But not this year. This afternoon I did my ...
  • Sounds like you're only using the "Quick Start" printed manual. There's a full, 100+ page PDF-only (no print version!) manual that explains the E-M1 in mind-numbing detail. http://www.olympus.co.jp ...
  • This female Cross Orb Weaver had been buiding her web in various orientations atop a peony bush in our back yard. All shots handheld with E-M1, mZD 60mm macro, F/8, ISO 400, off-camera flash: Dorsa ...
  • Replied in Spider Nursery
    Nice one! I have a lot of trouble photographing masses of spiderlings…more often than not for me they appear as a featureless, blurry blob or with just a single individual in focus. Phil
  • Thanks. Actually the B&H link you gave is for the 3.5mm version of the cable whereas it appears that the Yungnuo wireless trigger uses a 2.5mm connector. However B&H do also seem to offer what ...
  • Rob, since you bought a cable that worked, perhaps you could be so kind as to tell us the source (if possible). I recall Aputure appears to offer a cable with the proper fittings on each end. Was ...
  • I wonder which "cheap Canon cord" you bought that does manage to support the Oly TTL mode? Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for such (Canon type) cables to fail to support Oly TTL. Also, what flash ...
  • Replied in Two-headed Ant
    Yes, I agree, and I was hesitant about posting it, but finally decided it was too "interesting" to pass up. In a macabre way, it brought to (my) mind a Monty Python skit, "The Black Knight Fight" ...
  • Nice combination caught in that first shot. The spot you're in sure seems to have an abundance of dragons! The Slaty is one (of many) that I've not encountered. Phil
  • Replied in Two-headed Ant
    Earlier this week I encountered this scene on the stone floor of our back porch. Carpenter Ant(s) show the apparent aftermath of deadly combat. The (barely) surviving ant has lost most all of his ...
  • Replied in Humming-bird
    Nice shots. Yes indeed, they will chirp quite loudly at each other during their frequent territorial wars at my feeder. Also when they're startled by any slight, sudden movement nearby. I imagine ...
  • Lately (with the Oly 60 mm) I've been using autofocus much more than I ever did back when the E3+Sigma 150 was my macro kit (and I frequently used a tripod). For this shot--a slowly moving ...
  • I really like the erie, swamp background in the second image. Phil
  • Thanks to everyone for the comments (even Joe, who has a mixed reaction to these kinds of critters). ;-) Take care around these "cuties", as they're quite able to jump many inches…perhaps right ...
  • Replied in Phidippus audax
    The Bold (or Daring) Jumping Spider. I encountered her this afternoon as she climbed up the stucco wall beneath our living room window. By the time she reached the window I had retrieved my camera ...
  • Nice shots…I never see the variety of thread-waisted wasp we have in our area ever settle on nearby vegetation. Maybe we need more daisies. Phil
  • Replied in Lynx spider
    Nice shots of a very handsome spider. phil
  • Replied in and...
    you caught it with its proboscis extended, too! Nice. Phil
  • Agreeable indeed! Nice, especially the last. I encountered a Golden Orb Weaver last year but never found her web, and she's never reappeared.:-( Phil
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 3375
Threads started 114
Last post 1 day ago
Total comments 4
Total likes 3
Last post 4 months ago
Total reviews 0
Entries 40
Votes cast 894
Last entry 4 months ago
Photos uploaded 91
Last upload Jul 17, 2011