Aglais urticae - wing scales

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 30 April 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Aglais urticae

NL: Kleine vos - vleugelschubben
EN: Small Tortoiseshell - wing scales
DE: Kleiner Fuchs - Flügelschuppen
FR: Petite tortue, Vanesse de l'ortie - échelles d'aile

During summer I found a dead but intact specimen of Aglais urticae. This image is taken at home (studio-work) with my new Canon MP-E65 to experiment with high magnifications. This image taken at 4:1 Actual size of the area covered by the image: 5.6 mm x 3.7 mm (no crop !). Still have to practice with the new lense but i like this result.

Image: Wijnegem (BE) - 23/11/2013 (STUDIOWORK)

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LauraS from Chico, United States

My gosh. This is amazing work. I love your zooming in on nature, the wing/feathers. Just spectacular!

30 Apr 2014 10:29pm

Canon EOS 7D
4 seconds
F/14.0
ISO 100
65 mm

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