Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

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Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

#1 Post by Aenima » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:10 pm

Found this nice beetle on ebay - has missing parts (leg, antenna) sometimes I get 'A2' or 'A3' condition specimens cheaply for practicing photography.

Panorama using leitz 2.5x objective.



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larger image link https://flic.kr/p/Pek6zy

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#2 Post by billbillt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 pm

Good work!...
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#3 Post by vasselle » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:58 pm

Bonjour
Très belle image
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#4 Post by Aenima » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm

thanks guys

just trying a link to a larger image via extrazoom - even 8000 pixels wide its only part of it's size - the full image is just over a gig :D


http://extrazoom.com/image-100082.html?s=huln50x50


no idea how to use the embed options so its just a link :P

thanks for looking

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#5 Post by einman » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:36 am

Very nice!

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:48 am

Astonishing at that resolution :shock:

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#7 Post by Aenima » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:58 am

hehe cheers - it was a little bit too ambitious for my skill level to try a panorama that size and detail - so many mistakes and glitches to be zooming in like that, but i did learn a few things and hopefully next time can compromise with a smaller project, but one that's done better.


That Extrazoom site is great though, especially for free - good place for detailed panoramas of this sort. :)

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#8 Post by coominya » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:57 am

Beautiful. Did you do any post processing or is the pic basically a raw image?

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#9 Post by Aenima » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm

coominya wrote:Beautiful. Did you do any post processing or is the pic basically a raw image?
Yeah, i did some clean-up in post-processing - there were some missing areas of the pano, as well as a lot of dust on the sensor - also the background was uneven from using auto white balance and some issues with lighting :P


So yeah, i had a few troubles - nearly abandoned the project halfway when i lost my place in the mosaic - so i decided to keep things simple until i get the hang of it more :P

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#10 Post by PNWmossnerd » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:20 pm

This is beautiful! The detail on the larger image is truly awe-inspiring!

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#11 Post by SunshineLW » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:24 am

Skillful work, Aenima. You should be proud! I, too, am guilty of ebay insect scavenging! Well worth it! The detail in the hairs on the hind tarsus is very nice.

p.s. I am now following you on flickr... do you have 2 flickr accounts?

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#12 Post by zzffnn » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 pm

Nice photo!
I think it is a Heteroptera / "true bug" (not a beetle) though.

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#13 Post by Aenima » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:28 pm

SunshineLW wrote:Skillful work, Aenima. You should be proud! I, too, am guilty of ebay insect scavenging! Well worth it! The detail in the hairs on the hind tarsus is very nice.

p.s. I am now following you on flickr... do you have 2 flickr accounts?

Thanks guys - much appreciated. :) pretty impressed with that 'ExtraZoom' site.
Thanks zzffnn for the ID
SunshineLW yeah, i 'should' have an account for my Astro work, and an account for my Micro pics - but, somehow i've got confused and created two accounts recently for micro stuff, one of which is redundant, so i will link the two main accounts here - a long running astro flickr page and a newer micro page - hopefully it'll be clearer what's what.. ;P



Micro: https://www.flickr.com/gp/aenima-micro/4J754V

Astro: https://www.flickr.com/gp/laturalus/F8B2g0

Thanks for looking.

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