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Jul 24, 2010 23:41 |  #1

A worker at the zoo gave my son a deceased butterfly for him to turn in at the nature exchange. Unfortunately because it came from the zoo's property they couldn't accept it, but he did get points for learning about the wings. After seeing the scales on the microscope, I decided to see what I could do with a macro setup.

It almost looks soft and carpeted:

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4825344097_4af2ca4f7e_b.jpg


Using the reversed lens trick, the scales are easily distinguishable:
IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4825344247_f3059e21f4_b.jpg

Both of these images were lit with nothing more than a 3-D mag-light fitted with an LED replacement bulb. Shot at ISO 1600. I was quite happy that it provided enough light for me to photograph.

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Jul 25, 2010 01:36 |  #2

Good detail in #2 !
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Jul 25, 2010 03:52 |  #3

nice shots! what lens did you reverse for the second photo?


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Jul 25, 2010 08:05 |  #4

Thanks!

blakeG: I used a 50mm f/1.8 reversed on a 70-200..


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Jul 25, 2010 11:17 |  #5

Cool. How do you hold the reversed lens on? By hand? Are you holding it right up against the lens of the 70-200?


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Jul 25, 2010 11:29 |  #6

An excellent example why these species are called Lepidoptera, Latin for "Scaly wing". You did good with the ol' maglite. :)


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Jul 26, 2010 18:49 |  #7

sdo wrote in post #10599886 (external link)
Cool. How do you hold the reversed lens on? By hand? Are you holding it right up against the lens of the 70-200?

A series of step up/down rings and a reversing ring. If you're lucky, you can find a ring that does the reversing and the stepping all at once. In my case, I think it's a stack of about 3 rings. If I'm not careful with focal length, I can get some pretty serious vignetting on the corners.

Here's a ring that reverses and steps directly to the appropriate lens sizes:

http://www.google.com …ring+52mm+67mm&​hl=en&aq=f (external link)


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Jul 26, 2010 22:40 |  #8

Wild to see this so close.. Nice shots.


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