Cool Stuff Under the Microscope: Flies Wing

For this episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope“, I decided to have a look at a flies wing. The fly had previously died having landed on a spiders web, so I removed the fly from the web and carefully tried to remove the wing from the fly. The wing was imaged under a low magnification objective, in about 4 images which were each focus stacked and finally the four images were joined into the one composite image.

Some minor editing, and removal of the background (although I did it poorly) was done, but otherwise I was happy with how it came out and impressed with the detail in the wings. A Nikon D5300 was used to capture, with the Radical Microscope (details here).

As always any questions don’t hesitate to contact me, also got any idea’s on what else to look at, why not make a suggestion?

 

This time, the Cool thing under the microscope is a Flies Wing. This wing was taken from a fly that had landed in a spiders web and had since died (so I did not kill it for the shot), The image is made up of a number of focus stacked images, where were then merged into a panoramic image (4 Focus Stacked Images, Merged Into One Large Image) since the photo was taken by microscopy.

Image 1: Reconstructed Fly’s wing, a stitch of four focus stacked images (below).

 

A look at a section of a flies wing under the microscope. (The fly had previously died in a spider web, so was not harmed in the taking of this photo my microscopy).

Image 2: Section of Fly’s wing captured by four focus stacked images.

 

A look at a section of a flies wing under the microscope. (The fly had previously died in a spider web, so was not harmed in the taking of this photo my microscopy).

Image 3: Section of Fly’s wing captured by four focus stacked images.

 

A look at a section of a flies wing under the microscope. (The fly had previously died in a spider web, so was not harmed in the taking of this photo my microscopy).

Image 4: Section of Fly’s wing captured by four focus stacked images.

 

A look at a section of a flies wing under the microscope. (The fly had previously died in a spider web, so was not harmed in the taking of this photo my microscopy).

Image 5: Section of Fly’s wing captured by four focus stacked images.