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Colorful Microscopic Photos of Butterfly and Moth Wings

Colorful Microscopic Photos of Butterfly and Moth Wings

The subject of these breathtaking microscopic images could be a number of things — flowers, bird wings, fish scales. While they could be interpreted in different ways, they are actually close up photos of butterfly and moth wings.

Captured by Linden Gledhil, this photo series allows you to see the shapes, colors, and textures of the wings. Something that could easily be overlooked by the naked eye. The photos are so unique, and the process is pretty neat too.

Of his technique, Gledhil says: “A microscope lens has a very shallow depth of field so this is where the Stackshot drive helps to automate the whole image taking process as it has the ability to step sequentially through very tiny steps, say two micrometers, in between each picture. It often needs 80 or so individual pictures to make up one final image using a process called focus stacking.

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