Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani

23
views
Wonderful Macro Photo of Butterflies Wing
Wonderful Macro Photo of Butterflies Wing

My name is Chris Perani I am a macro photographer who specializes in extreme macro with microscope objectives. Each image of a butterfly wing consists of 2,100 separate exposures merged into a single photo.

To photograph their wings I use a 10x microscope objective attached to a 200mm lens. Since I am using a microscope objective, the depth of field is almost nonexistent.

Using a focus rail, the lens must be moved no more than 3 microns per photo to achieve focus across the thickness of the subject which can be up to 8 millimeters. This yields 350 exposures, each with a sliver in focus, that must be composited together. This process yields one piece of 6 piece puzzle.

The process is repeated 6 times for different sections of the wing with the final result being the composite of these pieces. You can also see in his Instagram and gallery

Macro photo of butterfly wing 5 2 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 3 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 24 2 full butterfly Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 31 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 44 2 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 50 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 64 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani
Macro photo of butterfly wing 71 2 Wonderful Macro Photography of Butterflies Wing by Chris Perani