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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Butterfly foot (stereo added) Reply with quote

Been a while. Here's a 120-image focus stack of the underside of a butterfly's foot. Shot with a 20x Mitty on a 135mm tube lens with the camera in APS-C crop mode. The final image was cropped further and covers a FoV roughly 1.5mm wide. I've included a snap of the butterfly it came from too.

This specimen was from a box of several dead butterflies kindly supplied on request by Stratford butterfly farm when I visited last week. Never thought to ask on previous visits - doh!



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely! Any chance of stereo?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Butterfly foot Reply with quote

Wow!!! Great detail and colors and so crisp it looks 3d.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite remarkable! The structures are shown in such clear detail. Makes me wonder if there might be nontrivial molecular forces at play that permit butterflies to hang off surfaces, like what we know about geckos, or if it is primarily mechanical forces responsible.

One question about the image--does anyone agree that there's some haloing effect around the bristles, like what one may see if using DMap in Zerene? How to deal with these? I have found it quite difficult to overcome this phenomenon in my stacking efforts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hero wrote:

One question about the image--does anyone agree that there's some haloing effect around the bristles, like what one may see if using DMap in Zerene? How to deal with these? I have found it quite difficult to overcome this phenomenon in my stacking efforts.


Thanks for the comments everyone.

Well spotted. This is just a DMAP stack with no retouching and a little trimming of background and haze in affinity - and levels, curves, clarity, etc. Quite a DMAP-friendly subject at web-resolution, surprisingly. I'll try a stereo soon...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful image! Is that about as far as you can push down the 20x or can it go lower?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Butterfly foot Reply with quote

Very nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice
Your skill with lighting is truly inspiring.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Restacked with a 50x Mitty (33.5x onto FF sensor) for this stereo. The stereo effeect doesn't show too well for me - but may work for others.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stereo works fine for me, except down in the lower right corner where the signature creates a very distracting flickering mismatch. It would work much better with two copies of the signature in matching places, so the signature would be solid and floating in 3D also.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

That's really a great image!! Hard to believe a beautiful dainty Butterfly has those wicked looking claws Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
The stereo is amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful as a single image, stunning in stereo. Thanks for Sharing!

Keith
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