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author Mark Cassino
   
subjectMacro
title Art Deco Eye
date6/14/2002 5:26:47 PM
detailsAn extreme closeup of the upper eye spot on a luna moth's wing. These large moths live in their adult form for only a few days. When they emerge from their cocoon they "pump up" their wings and start searching for a mate. I had access to a few moths this spring thanks to an entomologist, and after they were photographed they were released to pursue their destinies... Pentax Mz-S, Kiron 105mm f2.8 macro, extension tubes, flash, Velvia.
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1 randall (more love - less hate)   (6/14/2002 6:28:22 PM)
Incredible detail, both in your photo and in the creator's design! Great shot - I love this kind of thing - macro at it's finest!
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2 Regina Lopes   (6/14/2002 6:58:54 PM)
Beautiful detail!
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3 Berenice Kauffmann Abud (AFIAP /2004)   (6/14/2002 8:38:06 PM)
Beautiful and very creative composition. Congrats, Mark!
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4 ChrisC (Christopher Cove)   (6/14/2002 9:04:55 PM)
Amazing detail. Your composition brings out the best in it.
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5 Mark Cassino   (6/14/2002 9:17:33 PM)
Thanks for the comments - for those who are interested in seeing the whole moth, here's a documentary shot of the subject that this detail came from (paste into your browser): http://www.markcassino.com/temp/LM.jpg
6 Chuck   (6/14/2002 10:47:12 PM)
Very interesting.
7 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/14/2002 10:54:36 PM)
wow! I had one land on my gum tree just once but I didn't get a close up nearly this good. Do you have any of the whole moth? I'd love to see it.
8 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/14/2002 10:56:06 PM)
sorry, didn't read comments first....
9 Mike Blanchard   (6/15/2002 12:51:03 AM)
Wow! Now that is close up. Obviously a challenge to get sufficent DOF throughout at this magnification. Still a terrific macro. Well done Mark.
10 ryenke (M.E. Majeske)   (6/15/2002 12:35:23 PM)
Extreme closeup for sure! Great abstract!
11 mplonsky (gone to greener pastures)   (6/15/2002 10:15:17 PM)
Very interesting image. I had no idea what it was until I read the description.
12 archera (Roland DiSabatino)   (6/20/2002 4:24:04 PM)
What a blow-up to retain such fine detail! Mark, it gives me the feeling that they are always "watching us"! Very Cool!
13 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (6/20/2002 4:29:57 PM)
That is the single coolest insect shot I have ever seen.
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