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lauriek
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Urania riphaeus wing scales Reply with quote

After seeing Charlie's and then dmillard's shots of this amazing moth some time ago I couldn't resist picking one up when the chance presented itself.

I've been trying to shoot it for the last couple of days and boy is it a challenge to light properly! These are my best attempts so far...




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Urania riphaeus wing scales Reply with quote

lauriek wrote:

I've been trying to shoot it for the last couple of days and boy is it a challenge to light properly! These are my best attempts so far...


Very nice Laurie!

The second image looks exceptionally opulent (I rarely have the opportunity to use that word Smile ).

David
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good grief they look like man made fibres like you might find on a sofa cushion or similar
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, really impressive and well done. Love the golden tones.

Lens, lighting, number of images in stack?

Tom
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look lovely and soft. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all!

Tom, it was the Nikon 10x CF objective, Olympus macro twinflash (Still in the market for a fibre optic rig!), from memory the 10x images were 40-50 images per stack.. Sorry I don't know how I forgot to mention any technical details!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurie,

Thanks for the technical feedback info. Amazing results w/o fibre optics!
WTG

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurie,

By The Way, absolutely love your new website and blog. First class and packed with valuable information and images! Thank you for sharing this
knowledge: http://www.laurieknight.net/

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