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?
Image 1: Reconstructed Fly's wing, a stitch of four focus stacked images (below).
Image 2: Section of Fly's wing captured by four focus stacked images.
Image 3: Section of Fly's wing captured by four focus stacked images.
Image 4: Section of Fly's wing captured by four focus stacked images.
Image 5: Section of Fly's wing captured by four focus stacked images.