The T 1.7 MiniHawks – are finely crafted hybrid spherical/anamorphic #lenses that deliver subtle #anamorphic flavor while solving many of the inconveniences associated with traditional squeeze lenses. Light and fast, they are capable of super close-focus, with minimal geometric distortion and no breathing during focusing. Leveraging an ingenious design, they deliver flare, focus and oval #bokeh characteristics that echo classic anamorphic glass – including vertical stretching within rack focusing, and oval specular highlights at wide open. Combined with a small cinema-quality camera, these lenses convey epic imagery with a surprisingly compact profile.
Only recently available, #MiniHawks are quickly finding a place in today’s #cinematography toolkit. #Directors of photography who love the signature image traits of anamorphic are calling for MiniHawks on a wide range of projects – often for a shoot where anamorphic is desirable, but #spherical is more practical. In other cases, MiniHawks are being used for specific shots like drone or remote head work where a full-sized anamorphic lens might be too large or heavy. More info link in bio.
Some of you may know that without my glasses, I’d be hard pressed to pick my kids out of a crowd. So, when I looked at the cat’s water bowl (without my glasses or contacts) I wasn’t sure what the brown blob was in the middle. So, in my blurred vision, I just bent down to scoop up whatever it was floating in the bowl. I was surprised to see a group of ants clinging together. I’ve seen ants get a drink at the edges of water sources, but not sure how a whole group got into strife. Anyway, all ended up being okay, so they can grace my counter tops for another day. 🤦🏼♀️ I didn’t realise this years ago, but I used to save what appeared to be “dead” insects from a pool at our house. After a while, some would miraculously come back to life. I thought I had the touch! 😂 Turns out, (and I’m copy and pasting here so I don’t sound like an idiot) “Insects have spiracles on their exoskeletons to allow air to enter the trachea. In insects, the tracheal tubes primarily deliver oxygen directly into the insects' tissues. So, without lungs, insects can't drown (per se ) although they might appear to be dead in the water. However, ants/insects can close their spiracles when they are submerged in water. If the water starts to evaporate soon enough, and they can receive oxygen, they will come back to life.” So I’m not Jesus after all...😂 #Entomology#insect#insects#ants#ant#australianinsects#spherical#bug#bugs#nature#wildlife#hymenoptera#insectsofinstagram