Specimen Imaging

As part of my undergraduate work in entomology, I have begun learning the essential skill of specimen imaging. This page catalogs a selection of specimens I’ve photographed using a Canon SLR lens, two external flash modules, a light filter device, motor-powered camera stepping, and use of PhotoShop, Lightroom, and Zerene image stacking software. All images shown here © Louis Nastasi 2019.

Mesostenus gracilis Cresson – shot with 65mm lens at 2.5x.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0132969
Dolichopus Latreille sp. – shot with 65mm lens at 1.5x.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0132576
Xenox tigrinus (De Geer) – shot with 100mm lens at 1.5x. Pin head removed with PhotoShop.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0133752
Xenox tigrinus (De Geer) – shot with 100mm lens at 1.5x. Pin head removed with PhotoShop.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0133752
Chalcidoidea sp. – shot with 65mm lens at 5x.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0132174
Dryinidae sp. – shot with 65mm lens at 4.5x.
Specimen data: https://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=CMNHENT0133705

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