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Formica polyctena @ 10X

An European red wood ant (Formica polyctena) photographed at 10X magnification.


Equipment used Canon EOS 5DmkII and Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM as tubelens with a Mitutoyo M Plan APO 10X 0.28 microscope objective.


320 images stacked with Zerene Stacker Pmax, step size about 9µm.


Illuminated with 3 diffused Ikea Jansjö LED-lights WB 3000 Kelvin.


And lots of coffee when working with the big amount of pictures in the stack. :)

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Taken on April 1, 2012