Wing scales

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Wing scales

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The first on is the Sunset moth, Ok it's been done many times, but I still cannot resists. The second two are Papilio blumei fruhstorferi.

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Fabulous! What lens/set-up are you using?

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Beautiful control over specular highlights and exposure.

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Thanks for the kind comments. These were done on an Olympus BH-2 using a 20x SPlan Achromat with two diffused flash guns. A picture of the whole set-up is here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N ... 8697012197. The flash rig is here (diffuser was removed, plastic bottle material semitranslucent).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N ... 697012197/ and focus stacking was achieved using a stackshot drive http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N ... 697012197/

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love the first one! great colors.
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The last one is a masterpiece

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Post by Fredlab »

Hello

Really great shots.
Working distance of an SPlan 20 seems to be sufficient.
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Post by Linden.g »

Fredlab wrote:Hello

Really great shots.
Working distance of an SPlan 20 seems to be sufficient.
The working distance is still tight. The bigger issue is more around the lack of sharpness and some uncontrolled chromatic aberration which I have to deal with in Photoshop. There are definitely better lenses out there for this type of work.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Nice set, my favorite is #1!

Rogelio

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Very nice pictures

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Post by naturephoto1 »

Linden,

Beautiful set.

Rich

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