ISO400 • 1/80 s • f:1/22 • 70—300 mm @ 260mm + 50mm 1.8 reversed
We’ve broght an illegal immigrant from Domincan Republic. He is 20 mln. years old and lives in piece of amber. He was so smal that we didn’t believe first that he’s “alive”. To get known with the guy I had to create a DIY electronic microscope from DSLR camera and 2 lenses.
I reversed 50mm 1.8 lens and put it at the end of long 70—300mm. Just put it there, on a table, without any adapters or anything. A small dot in amber on photo #2 became an evident for immigration services on photo #1. And using Live View mode of Nikon D7000 while making this photo was like a pure fun for kid and family.
The depth of field was incredibly small even at f:1/22, like almost non-existing, so to create this photo I made 3 shots focusing on differrent parts of the fly: body and legs, head, wings and then joined them together with masks in Photoshop.
Here we go, home made electronic microscope. Afterall I’ve order a cheap like nothing coupling ring adapter on ebay — a thing that fixates two lenses reversed. It might go too long from china, but a guy here in Toronto has got one delivered yet after 3 weeks or so. Any way it’s just like $3.
Original publication: http://www.bielousov.com/2012/coupling-rings-dominican-amber-macro/