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anvancy



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Tortoise Shell Beetle Reply with quote

Slowly and steadily I am making progress in using my wemacro rail.

There is still lot to learn and improve.

Here is a photo of a tortoise shell beetle.

MPE 65mm
2x magnification.
31 photos.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice light & details. I like black background
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, quite sinister/creepy, but I think the black background is good Smile.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Saul.

The background is a black cloth to keep as a base for masking. The final is a simple solid color fill in photoshop. The cloth helped in the transition of the opaque shell details.

@Chris: Thanks. The common comment I have got is the beetle looks straight out the alien from independence day.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice image Anvancy. Your location says India - It looks like you have access to some very interesting insects that we dont find in north america!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jon.

Yes I am based in India.

Being in the tropics, there is a lot of variety.

However insect trading/capturing in wild is banned by the wildlife department. Further the insect collectors are majorly linked to colleges and universities. So to get to them,to access the specimens is kind of difficult. I have to rely on finding naturally dead insects in my garden.

here is a 3x photo of the same.

This time 41 photos.

I am still struggling with lighting the specimen properly with the Jansos. Also I dont know how the areas near the eyes is missed. I remember doing the stack till the end point which is the end point of the shell.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Beetle Reply with quote

Beauty!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful . I love the details in the rim of the shell...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike and Yawns.

It was a little tricky to get proper details on that rim and to control reflections.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might respond interestingly to crossed polars?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing Shots.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
It might respond interestingly to crossed polars?


As in put two circular polarizers and adjust them to see the effects?

Thanks Raza Shaikh.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



The back shell of the same tortoise beetle.
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