Album Up Close and Personal -- Photos Focused on the Details

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Curt

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I found a couple dead butterflies late this summer - one was a 'Painted Lady' and the other was a 'Monarch' butterfly - and decided to try snowflake photo technique on these to see what I'd get. These were taken using a 4x microscope lens.

This is one of the spots on the Painted Lady wing
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This is near where the wing joins the body on the Painted Lady butterfly.
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Monarch butterfly wing
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One of the spots on the Monarch butterfly wing.
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It's interesting how their wings are like a shingled roof. I wonder if there is some kind of aerodynamic advantage in this.
 

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I found a couple dead butterflies late this summer - one was a 'Painted Lady' and the other was a 'Monarch' butterfly - and decided to try snowflake photo technique on these to see what I'd get. These were taken using a 4x microscope lens.

This is one of the spots on the Painted Lady wing
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This is near where the wing joins the body on the Painted Lady butterfly.
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Monarch butterfly wing
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One of the spots on the Monarch butterfly wing.
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It's interesting how their wings are like a shingled roof. I wonder if there is some kind of aerodynamic advantage in this.
Wow! I had no idea that's how they looked up close. Really cool shots!
 

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Temps warmed up into the 50s today. I was working on winter preparations outside and heard the pooch barking at something on the porch. Inspection of the situation found this guy curled up in a leaf. . . moved him to a location away from the house. Fingers present for scale. ;)

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I found a couple dead butterflies late this summer - one was a 'Painted Lady' and the other was a 'Monarch' butterfly - and decided to try snowflake photo technique on these to see what I'd get. These were taken using a 4x microscope lens.

This is one of the spots on the Painted Lady wing
View attachment 84611

This is near where the wing joins the body on the Painted Lady butterfly.
View attachment 84610

Monarch butterfly wing
View attachment 84612

One of the spots on the Monarch butterfly wing.
View attachment 84613

It's interesting how their wings are like a shingled roof. I wonder if there is some kind of aerodynamic advantage in this.
Unbelievable! Such detail.
 

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