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  1. Dear Michael*R-san, Konnichiwa! One of the most important things for macro fans, I think it is how to avoid the shadow of lens or lens & camera, occasionally the photographer himself. If you do not have the function or the accessories on your camera, this is unavoidable and can be really annoying. I do not necessarily understand your demand accurately. If you make a wrong choice, you will keep regretting it. If you make a good choice, the camera would become your good friend for many years. I bought OM-4, two macro lenses and some accessories 30 years ago, I still feel OM-4 i
  2. Konnichiwa! Dear Alexander-san, Oh! Your skills are awesome! I envy you. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita! Dear Linuxman-san, Thanks for your valuable advice. Thank you for starting this interesting thread. I'll follow this thread. And I'm looking forward to your further posts. Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu! Kind regards from the Far East
  3. Dear Linuxman-san, Konnichiwa! Very nice colouration!!! Dear Alexander-san, Konnichiwa! May I ask you a question? About the 5th photo in your thread. The side of the polystyrene foam box where you hold it by the right hand. Some Japanese Darlingtonia growers install a fan there for cooling Darlingtonia rhizosphere. For cooling clay pot (chilled by making use of the phenomenon that when water is turned into a gas). The Japanese Darlingtonia growers make a hole into the opposite side of the box for ventilation. Though, generally unfortunately Japanese growers cannot a
  4. Dear Mujinamo-san, Welcome to the forum. Mujina means Nyctereutes procyonoides or Meles meles anakuma. Probably, it is Nyctereutes procyonoides, and same as Tanuki. You seem to love aquatic carnivorous plants very much. The below animal (?) is Mujinamon. Hanyu City owns the copyright of the image below. However, if it is non-profit-making, everyone can use it. The tail of the animal(?) is Mujinamo. I live in the city next to Hanyu City. Mujinamo is floating in the Hozoji-numa pond in Hanyu City. (We cannot see it in winter.) Kind regards from the Far East
  5. Konnichiwa! Did you read "The TG-3 offers four macro modes" already? especially: Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking (multiple images are taken from foreground to background, and the areas in focus are automatically merged into one perfect shot). http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/tg-3.html I guess these are useful for you when you take photos of miniature orchids. Kind regards from the Far East
  6. Konnichiwa! I am an olympus fan. I used to take photos with OM-4 (film camera). Olympus kept being defeated at Nikon and Canon Inc. because of sales. They are withdrawing almost from the mirror camera market. I would like to be using TG-3 until they revived. http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/tg-3.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7tvdyGNrk The macro-functions of TG-3 are very excellent. Kind regards from the Far East
  7. Dear Dimitri-san, Hajimemashite! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu. I thought you were a Japanese guy who lived in Belgium or Nikkei Belgian. I believe you know why. What kind of Japanese culture do you like? Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Japanese pop culture. But, the other day, I watched an interesting video. I'm a Honda fan. Honda UNI-CUB they (OK Go and many Japanese girls) were riding on. Probably the three girls in the beginning are related to Japanese pop culture. The filming site was Chiba Prefecture in Japan. Are you interested at the Warring States Period of Japan? Or a
  8. Dear FRZ-san, Konnichiwa! Your plant looks like Drosera indica complex. Please see your plant's growth point (juvenile leaves). I believe your plant is the same as photo1. photo1 Byblis new leaf's roll is in the opposite. Please see photo2 photo2 Kind regards from the Far East
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRXBUK9oBwU Dear All, Konnichiwa! Just recently, Paul-san showed me his fantastic, short video of Pinguicula casabitoana in habitat. He kindly sent me the video with his wish and request that I make it available to the CP communities.. I have posted the video on my Youtube channel. Please see the amazing view of this species in the wild. Kind regards from the Far East Paul-san's description: This is Pinguicula casabitoana, the endemic and only butterwort to be found in the Dominican Republic. It is a plant that is not considered c
  10. Dear Manders-san, Konnichiwa! Because of it, the tropical Byblis is one of the beginner's items in Japan. It's nice to hear you did get to see a lot of interesting nature. I wish you good luck seeing the Japanese CP in the wild next time. Instead, I will post some photos of a few cp sites in Japan. Unfortunately the majority of the photos were taken with my film camera. I should convert them into a digital image somewhere. Please wait for a while. Kind regards from the Far East
  11. Konnichiwa! Dear Paul y-san, If you are not good at the climate like the tropics (or sub-tropics), I recommend you to visit Japan in winter (from late autumn to early spring). If your purpose is to see Pinguicula ramosa, I will recommend you the end (or middle) of June Dear Manders-san, Did you visit any cp habitat? Oze, Mt. Koshin.... Kind regards from the Far East
  12. Dear All, Konnichiwa! I found the video by chance several days ago. Scott-san wants to share this video anywhere. I cannot believe the video was created by a tourist (Scott Gold-san). The reasons were commented by a few people there. Please enjoy the video on a big screen. Very nice music, too. Hopefully, some of you are going to visit Japan. Kind regards from the Far East
  13. Dear Braunbear-san, Konnichiwa! Happy Birthday! Sorry for my English skills, Why you wrote ""Mexican" species"? The last one is quite interesting. Was it from Australia(Northern Territory)? Though there are two Japanese words (in Kanji: Chinese characters) in the stamp. One is just "insectivorous plant". Another(北方領土) is a word of very serious territorial issue between Russia and Japan. Or just meant 'Northern Territory'? What was the purpose of this stamp? BTW, you will be interested in the below. new beautiful Aussie cp stamps http://shop.auspost....etin323_150.pdf Kind regards fro
  14. Dear -Xeno- -san, Konnichiwa! Great! Best of luch with your plants, too!! Thank you very much!!! Kind regards from the Far East
  15. Dear -Xeno--san, Konnichiwa! I am very jealous. Please keep posting your pictures of Thysanotus and Drosera in your garden!!! Do you have any experience to grow climbing species? For example, Thysanotus manglesianus or similar species. I grew them only in vitro so far. I will greatly appreciate any information. Kind regards from the Far East
  16. Konnichiwa! Dear Tropicbreeze-san, Beautiful species! To my knowledge, it is a tropical species: caespitose perennial, herb (with tuberous roots). I have no experience to grow Thysanotus banksii though. Dear Mobile-san, The alias of Thysanotus is 'Prince of Wales Feathers'. Dear -Xeno--san, The species in my avatar is Thysanotus triandrus. It seems the allied species of Thysanotus multiflorous. But they are uncrossable. And a few of the species that I grow. All four species are easy to grow for pygmy & tuberous Drosera growers, I think. Kind regards from the Far East
  17. Dear -Xeno- -san, Konnichiwa! Beautiful! I like Thysanotus species very much! I am looking forward to seeing your additional photos!!! Kind regards from the Far East
  18. Konnichiwa! I will write details including the botanical name as soon as possible. Please be patient for a while. Dear Zlatokrt-san and Daniel G-san, This species is easy to grow! Kind regards from the far East
  19. Is this Scrophulariaceae species practicing carnivory?
  20. Is this Scophulariaceae species practicing carnivory?
  21. Is this Scrophulariaceae species practicing carnivory?
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