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Horseshoe Crab Shell Lit From Below | by Puzzler4879
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Horseshoe Crab Shell Lit From Below

Upper carapace of a Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus, taken using lighting from below. I place a small LED flashlight in a cardboard box, and put the shell on black paper above. I wish that the tail spine could have been lit, as well, and that the lighting had come through more evenly. But that's why they call it an "experiment!" I use the same procedure on the adjacent "Snail Operculum" shot. I'll try it again with a warmer light, as the LED is very blue, which made the shell look white.

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Taken on November 13, 2008