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.