Butterfly scales (images added +)

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Butterfly scales (images added +)

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I was testing my reflected light setup (Olympus BXFM-S + Olympus trinocular head) with an Olympus LMPLANFL 20/0.40 objective, 2 Ikea led light and plastic yogurt container as diffuser.

The following is stack (Zerene) of 238 images of a butterfly wing scales, it is a crop because the full frame need some retouching (I was a little lazy) and wanted to show the details of the scales:

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Great sharpness and texture. A really good result from a deep stack with a X20 objective. What's the total magnification?
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Cactusdave wrote:Great sharpness and texture. A really good result from a deep stack with a X20 objective. What's the total magnification?
Thank you for your comments, the total magnification on sensor is 20x (I used direct projection).

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really great image!

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beautiful picture, a new technique, wow

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Absolutely amazing. ....
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Wonderful image!

The current Olympus MPlan FL's are exellent. Which trinoc head did you use? Once I get around to making a good fit of the Olympus BX dovetail to Nikon dovetail I will be putting the Olympus Super Widefield head on my MM-11, which will complete that project.

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Very nice picture, beautiful colors

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Very nice, Rogelio!

Can you tell us what kind of butterfly it is?

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Thank you all for your comments.

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Charles Krebs wrote: Which trinoc head did you use?
I am using the Olympus super widefield head with super widefield eyepieces.

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Chris S. wrote: Can you tell us what kind of butterfly it is?
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It is Papilio blumei.

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That is a great shot! Specular highlights are such a pain with reflective scales, but you handled it beautifully.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Here is the full frame version (without stack retouching):

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The following is a full frame stack (HF) with the Olympus LMPLANFL 50x/0.50, wing scales of papilio ulysses:

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Rogelio,

Thanks for uploading the additional images and details.

In the Papilio blumei image which area of the wing are we looking at?


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