Dragonfly 2 - Aeshna palmata male

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An Aeshna palmata male. Sometimes you don't have the lens that will allow you to include the whole subject in the frame, but you just have to live with it. These were all shot with a D810, Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x infinity microscope objective mounted on a 200mm Micro-Nikkor, [email protected]/60, ISO64, focus stacked using a StackShot, processed with Zerene Stacker and Photoshop.

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A 100% crop of the above shot. The ommatidia of the eye create interesting illusions depending on the angle from which they are viewed.

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Thanks for looking.
 

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Superb images! I'm blown away by the magnification and sharpness! You really have not only great technical skills, but a great sense of composition also!
 
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That's an amazing amount of detail and everything is tack sharp. Congratulations on a fine job.

I would be curious to know how many images were involved in your focus stacks.
 
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That's an amazing amount of detail and everything is tack sharp. Congratulations on a fine job.

I would be curious to know how many images were involved in your focus stacks.
Thanks Jim. #1 anterior was 258 shots, #2 dorsal was 192 shots, and #3 lateral was 225 shots.
 

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