Butterfly wings

One of the standard ways to test a macro photography set-up is to photograph a butterfly’s wing and then show the image as a crop at the maximum digital zoom. Here are a few photos taken with my EL-Nikkor 50mm f2.8 lens reversed on bellows to give 3:1 magnification on the sensor:

These photographs have just been lightly PhotoShopped (levels, brightness, Smart Sharpen) and then cropped at the maximum level of detail.

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One Response to Butterfly wings

  1. Hi Chris – I just discovered your site while Googling for images of Pantophthalmidae (of all things!), which John Acorn mentions in his column in the latest American Entomologist. You’ve got some great info here, especially in the Entomology articles. I’ll be reading through your archives over the next few weeks!
    regards–ted

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