Good images, wrong ID. This is not a Cabbage Looper. It's a sphinx moth, something along the lines of the Tobacco Hornworm although probably not exactly that. There are a bunch of different sphinx moths in Arizona and I have no idea what the larvae look like.Smokedaddy wrote:I tried a few late last night with another larger Cabbage Looper.
Those are gaps between V-shaped serrations on the mandibles, with matching V's forming each diamond. The green is head, showing through between the dark brown mandibles.Dunno what the diamonds are inside his mouth.
I assume you mean one of the Canon 100 mm macro lenses. They should be capable of corner-to-corner sharpness, no problem.I also tried taking an "overall" of this puppy with my Cannon 100mm Micro. I didn't have a clue what the settings should be, how many images to stack or how to get the full width in focus. I'm not even sure if the lens is capable of sharpness at the corners. Have any suggestions on how I should of approached the over all image? It was only about 10 images, f/8, with the camera flash and .005 steps.
Regarding step size, take a look at the tables at http://zerenesystems.com/cms/stacker/do ... romicrodof . Assuming that this image was shot at 1X (about 23 mm across the frame), then Table 2A shows that with an APS-C sensor, the recommended aperture is f/5.6 with a step size of 0.28 mm or less. I assume that your ".005 steps" are in inches, so equal to 0.127 mm. That's a little smaller than you would have needed, especially at f/8 for which the acceptable step size would be 0.56 mm.