chris perani shoots butterfly wings using macro photography to achieve an incredibly high quality of the colorful images. the artist captures the insects with a 10x microscope attached to a 200 mm lens and makes hundreds of exposures which he then glues into one perfect photo.

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‘my camera is attached to a stack shot rail which moves it no more than 3 microns per photo to achieve focus across the thickness of the subject, which can be up to 8 millimeters,’ explains perani. ‘this yields about 350 separate exposures, each with a different sliver in focus, that must be composited and stacked together to create one single photo.’

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the photographer repeats the whole process about 6 times for each section of the wing. once all the pieces have been shot, he builds the final image much like a puzzle.

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

chris perani butterfly wings designboom

 

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