A Beetle's Foot

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A Beetle's Foot

Post by georgedingwall »

Hi all,

Here's a closeup of the right hind foot of a ground beetle.

The distance between the claws is about 1 mm. The image was made from 44 frames, with a 0.02 mm adjustment between exposures.

The image shown here is almost full frame. I made a small crop from the top and left side to better balance the foot in the frame.

D200 with reversed EL-Nikkor 50mm
4 second exposures @ F5.6
Approx 280 mm of extension behind the lens
2 X Tele-extender.
Home made focussing rail
Tungsten lighting.
44 frames @ 0.02mm adjustment, stacked in Helicon Focus
FInished in Photoshop CS2.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Looking good! I'll bet this would be cool in stereo... 8)


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Post by beetleman »

I like the translucent section between the tarsal claws. You can see why most beetles can get a good grip on you with those grappling hooks :shock: Well done George :smt023
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Post by Cyclops »

wow, to think that gap between the two halves is a mere 1mm!
Amazing shot!
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