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Pond Scum Fly - Ephydra

Pond Scum Fly - Ephydra
Loves Park near Rock Cut, Winnegabo County, Illinois, USA
June 25, 2012
Size: 2.5mm

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Moved from Ephydrinae.

Moved from Shore Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

What kind of camera?
...did you use? ;)

Focus Stacking or Stacked Images
Thanks for the favorable comment.

For this image I used a Pentax K100D with a 10X Olympus microscope objective mounted to a 200MM telephoto lens. I stack images (discussed in this link ) This particular photo required a 130 image stack.

If you want to read up on image stacking, I suggest a Google search.

I have been stacking away for about 3 years. It has become a very absorbing hobby. The views provided of insect parts are astonishing.


Very cool
I think my friend used to do 3-d imaging for insects. Let me find some of the pics online and there are a few stereoscopic photos as well. Pretty cool!

photo stack and synthetic stereo
One of the nice aspects of photo stacking is the synthetic stereo views that can be constructed from the image stack. Here is a link to some of the stereos I posted to flickr.

These are cross eyed stereo views meaning you must cross your eyes slightly so that the right eye sees the left image and left eye the right image. When it "pops" into stereo the effect is terrific.

These images were constructed by ZereneStacker, a program that is commercially available.


I am an expert at the cross eyed method if seeing lol

Here is one of the projects they did.

If you root around in his macros there may be more fun. Neat stuff!.

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