This post presents my macro-stacking gallery for 2018.

I’ve started to image with the current setup in September, and by the time I got better at it, the insect season was already over…

Hope for a better gallery in 2019!

 

All the following images were created using:

-Wemacro stack rail, with or without the Wemacro horizontal stand, controlled via a phone app.

-Canon 550D (old, but good for this job), at ISO 100 or 200, and an exposure time of 1/200s with 2 sec delay, first curtain sync, mirror lock.

-two to four flash units, with different homemade diffusers (foam cups).

-different lenses: Pentax SMC 28mm reversed, Sigma Macro (1:1) 50mm, Nikon 10x microscope objective, Olympus Plan 10x with Raynox DCR 250, Lomo 3.7x. All with different extension tubes to get variable magnifications.

-Software: Zerene Stacker, Photoshop.

A couple of shots showing my rig, with the Olympus 10x microscope objective and Raynox DCR250 lens mounted; the Lomo 3.7x and diffuser at on the right near the stand, as is the 50mm Sigma lens and diffuser:

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Some shots are only tests, so they might seem (and are) pretty poor 🙂

While others are of large resolution, so they might take a while to fully load.

 

IssoriaHead.jpg

Ilathonia1.jpg

Shieldbug.jpg

Curculionid.jpg

FlyEye.jpg

Colias head1.jpg

Colias head2.jpg

Agrionid1.jpg

Agrionid2.jpg

Autographa gamma.jpg

Stictocephala bisonia.jpg

Wasp1.jpg

Acrida hungarica.jpg

2018-10-09-21.56.21 ZS PMax.jpg

Hesperid.jpg

Agrionid.jpg

fly.jpg

Xylocopa.jpg

Mantisreligiosaleg.jpg

grasshopper.jpg

platosa 1.jpg

cockoo wasp.jpg

E_catax.jpg

Evarch1.jpg

Evarch2.jpg

Catocalafraxini.jpg

arcuata2.jpg

frigana.jpg

geo.jpg

C intricatus.jpg

small wasp.jpg

mantis 1.jpg

mosquito1.jpg

mosquito 2.jpg

ladybird.jpg

soldierfly.jpg

syrphid.jpg

spiderEye.jpg

spider1.jpg

puffy.jpg

Jumping.jpg

Lorientalis.jpg

Wolfspider.jpg

salticid11.jpg

Ant1.jpg

ant2.jpg

fly.jpg

jumping spider.jpg

largeeyes.jpg

Colias sp.jpg

TheFly.jpg

Fly2.jpg

Wolfspider.jpg

Skunkbug.jpg

SmallAnt.jpg

WolfSpiderEyes.jpg

AntHead.jpg

hoverfly.jpg

aromia.jpg

Scarabaeus.jpg

Apaturametissmall.jpg

Newant.jpg

small bug.jpg

3mm beetle.jpg

ball.jpg

carabus cla.jpg

carabus cla wing detail.jpg

Parnadetailspot.jpg

FulloWide.jpg

Rosalia head.jpg

RosaliaB.jpg

Cerdo1.jpg

cerambyx2.jpg

Morimus.jpg

wasp2.jpg

wasp2bw.jpg

spiderhunter.jpg

bluefly.jpg

fly head col.jpg

fly head bw.jpg

Flyhead3.jpg

harmonia.jpg

flying ant.jpg

negative.jpg

Longhorn.jpg

Cer22.jpg

raphmantis.jpg

aegosoma1.jpg

Cscopolii.jpg

cerambyxwelensi.jpg

Cerambyxcomparison.jpg

aegosoma2.jpg

Osmoderma.jpg

Potosia.jpg

Triceraptos.jpg

Lceltis.jpg

LcervusFem.jpg

Scarabaeus2.jpg

Proserpina.jpg

clathratus.jpg

Papollo.jpg

Ladybug1.jpg

Deilephila1.jpg

Claw.jpg

longhorn10.jpg

Socel.jpg

Alien.jpg

small red ant.jpg

Centipede1.jpg

CARABID44.jpg

CARABID11.jpg

CARABID22.jpg

CARABID33.jpg

funnelspider.jpg

head.jpg

Dorcus p 1.jpg

Dorcus p 2.jpg

Dorcus mite.jpg

Dorcus mite zoom.jpg

EUfireant.jpg

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