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Moth Wing @10x with Componon 28 reversed

Teststack of Componon 28 reversed, image is stacked with Zerene stacker Pmax and 150 images used with a step size of 4µm. Uses 2 flashes, 1/180s, pingpongball. Tidied up with topaz detail and noiseninja.


Moth is a male Oak Beauty Biston Strataria, these are quite big showy moths that are on the wing in the UK during March and April, fairly common. The males have spectacular feathered antennae. As their name suggests they like oak, and there is no shortage of oak woodland round where I live in Surrey, UK.


This is a second test of this moth wing, you might like to compare it to a (cheap) microscope objective here..


Componon 28 is a superb lens that gives you nice coverage up to about 2x-4x when used reversed with bellows. It's my standard "goto" lens when the subject is too small for a reversed elnikkor 2.8 50 but too large for a microscope objective, it's not too pricey either (under £100 on ebay).

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Taken on March 18, 2012