Urania riphaeus wing scales

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Urania riphaeus wing scales

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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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Re: Urania riphaeus wing scales

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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 :) ).

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Good grief they look like man made fibres like you might find on a sofa cushion or similar
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Fascinating!

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Post by Tom Stack »

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

Lens, lighting, number of images in stack?

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Post by Aynia »

They look lovely and soft. :D

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Post by lauriek »

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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Post by Tom Stack »

Laurie,

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

Tom

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Post by Tom Stack »

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/

Best

Tom

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