photography is becoming an increasingly popular choice for photographing
leaf miners. It has the advantages in that the results are immediate,
several photographs can be taken and then the best selected.
The images can then be manipulated in the phot/paintshop packages.
images on this site were taken with the Nikon Coolpix range,
such as the 885, 990, 995 or 4500
use of a light box for preserved and fresh leaves is advantageous
as the frass patterns can then be clearly seen, failing that
the mines can be held against a window and photographed. The
use of a tripod, or some way of keeping the camera still is essential.
scanners fitted with a light-lid also allow for high resolution
pictures to be taken and use has been made of this technique
to compile this CD. Results are similar to those obtained using
a light box, and can be manipulated as described above. Models
that enable images to be scanned as transparencies up to 5" x
4" include Epson Perfection 2450 Photo, and Canon Canoscan
welcome high quality images for use on the site and you would
retain the copyright to those images. Please send the images
in (preferably .jpg format) to me. They
will appear on the site at around 600 pixels wide.
busy times of the year it may take a time for the photos to be
contact me for futher
and East Anglia: David