Cranefly Portrait

2015-01-04-13.11.35 ZS PMax.tif

Cranefly portrait. 150 image focus stack, cropped and combined in Zerene Stacker.



Approx. actual size. 31 Dec. 2014


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  1. Marolin Watson 6 January, 2015 at 7:00 AM #

    Wow, that’s an impressive close-up. Well done! How come the right antenna has got a kink at the end?

    • Adrian 6 January, 2015 at 7:06 AM #

      That’s probably a result of drying-out. No way to do this type of photo with a live specimen!

  2. Felix John Attard 6 January, 2015 at 8:01 AM #

    Great work Adrian. It’s always inspiring viewing your work.

    • Adrian 6 January, 2015 at 8:02 AM #

      Thanks Felix. So much to do, so little time!

  3. Gary Anweiler 6 January, 2015 at 12:35 PM #

    Very nice! Might be fun to see what could be done by cooling them down and shooting in a cool environs. Any possibilities ??

    • Adrian 6 January, 2015 at 12:54 PM #

      There are some who have looked into it, but I haven’t seen a practical method yet. Even if you could immobilize it somehow, then the method of holding it steady without damaging it would be an issue. And sitting in a freezer or moving outside does not have a lot of appeal right now!

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