Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes
This is a prime example of why I always keep most of my raw files;Sometimes you just accidentally look over some shots. This image was taken about nine months ago, and I accidentally overlooked it as I was so busy editing the original Butterfly Portrait that I forgot about looking at the rest. Also, I've recently noticed a trend of GIFS being shown with 2 white bars to give the illusion of a 3D image/scene. It's really incredible what to simple white lines can do. In fact, I showed my fiancee these 3D gifs and it was the first time her eyes have been able to see 3D. It felt very special to be able to give her that opportunity. =]
If you'd like to see those GIFs that inspired this image, google search '3d gifs white line'
One of the things I love about Macro Photography is the ability to find a subject anywhere, even as close as your own home. The problem is, Macro Photography isn’t always predictable. You may find a creature around your home one day, and other days you may not. They may cooperate one day and the next not. And what if you want the same bug every time? Don’t you wish you could sometimes take a break and predict where your creature will be with 100% accuracy? Well that’s why I began raising Monarch Caterpillars. Here’s a lovely fellow just a day before he became a Chrysalis.
This photo was taken with two Einstein 640Ws, Canon 6D, Canon MP-E Macro lens zoomed in to around 3x-4x, and two ~60” umbrellas. I know some of this equipment may be overkill, but that’s the advantage of being home. Set it up, and continue to use the same set up every day.
For more photos of this fellow and his friends growing up, visit macroandcheese.com/raising-monarch-caterpillars/