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Colaspis viriditincta, dorsal - Colaspis viriditincta

Colaspis viriditincta, dorsal - Colaspis viriditincta
Pena Blanca Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013
Size: 5.0 mm
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The beetle was collected sweeping foilage with a net near Pena Blanca Lake during Bugguide Gathering 2013. Colaspis viriditincta identification is based on key, description, and figure in Blake 1974(1).

This image is a CombineZP processed stack of 70 images with a 56 µm step taken with a Canon Macrophoto 35 mm F/2.8 bellows lens set to F/4 + adapter/extension tube + Nikon D300 camera.

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Wonderful photos!
Do you have a topic in forum or a page about your photo technique?
Although my equipment is custom, it employs established techniques of stacked imaging, where the specimen or camera is placed on a linear stage which manually or (much better) automatically varies the distance between the specimen and the lens by less than the focal depth between shots. Software takes the focused parts of each image and assembles it into a final picture where everything is in focus. Several people on BG use this technique. I recommend visiting, specifically the Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions, if you're interested in doing this sort of thing.

Thank you!
I am interested in all the ways that I could improve my photos.

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