Peacock feathers again...

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pwnell
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Peacock feathers again...

Post by pwnell »

Recently Charles and others have posted beautiful images of peacock feathers, and since I was looking for a reflective subject to test my Schott KL-1500 LED unit with, I thought these feathers would make an ideal subject.

My experience is that with the UPlanSApo 4x I can comfortably get a good stack. It is much much harder with the 10x/0.45 but still doable if the stack does not go too deep. 20x/0.75 - forget about it. I am awaiting some long working distance objectives to try out - hopefully they will give me better results.

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20130517-DSLR_IMG_0001-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 4x, Epi-LED, HF B

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20130517-DSLR_IMG_0153-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 4x, Epi-LED, HF B

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20130519-DSLR_IMG_0788-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 10x, EPI-LED, HF B (9,5)

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20130519-DSLR_IMG_0958-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 10x, EPI-LED, HF B (13,10)

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20130519-DSLR_IMG_1017-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 10x, EPI-LED, HF B (13,10)

And an extreme one with my 40/0.95 objective - not sure if it is working.
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20130518-DSLR_IMG_0200-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Peacock feather, 40x, EPI-XC, HF B (16,8)

curt0909
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Post by curt0909 »

:shock: 1,2,3 are my favorites. These are really good!

Jacek
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Post by Jacek »

beautiful

RogelioMoreno
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Nice, specially 1,2 and 3.

Rogelio

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Peacock feathers

Post by Olympusman »

The genome for peacocks must be spectacular. It's amazing how the segments in each fiber (?) can alternate the pigments to produce the iridescent effect we see when viewing peacock feathers.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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