Harvestman under uv light

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    troupial, Mr. Phidippus, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Richard Wintle 35 months ago | reply

      Woo! I had no idea, that's fantastic. :)

      [Bugsssss]

    2. Arthur Anker 35 months ago | reply

      wouldn't it be more exciting if it was its natural colour ?! ;o)

    3. pbertner 35 months ago | reply

      art- I think I'll pass on that one

    4. macropoulos 35 months ago | reply

      Amazing patterns!

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      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    5. vil.sandi 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! Great details!

    6. bug_g_membracid 30 months ago | reply

      What did you have to do to get this shot? Would regular lighting pick it up, or did you have to use a special filter?

    7. pbertner 30 months ago | reply


      I used a UV/black light (Nichia 65nm). This elicits the fluorescence. You can then either have a very long exposure (roughly 15-30' depending on your ISO) while you light paint (ie. more the flashlight over the body to cover all of its surfaces). Otherwise you can have a very short duration flash (1/64') and then light paint in the same manner as before with long exposure time. Either way the subject needs to be stationary for a relatively long period of time and generally requires a tripod since results are not nearly as clean hand held.

      Regular lighting would not pick it up. No special filter required.

      Any other questions and I'll be happy to respond,
      Best wishes,
      Paul

    8. bug_g_membracid 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info!

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