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Cypherotylus by André De Kesel
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A triangular shaped pleasing fungus beetle Cypherotylus sp. (16mm, Coleoptera, Erotylidae) from Peru (Loreto, in dry collection since 2012). Studio work; specimen was rehydrated, cleaned, prepared and posed. Focus stack based on 73 images, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Dmap & Pmax). Sony A6500 + Metabones adapter + Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8L IS USM; ISO-100, f/6.3 (last one f/8), 1/160s, single diffused flash.

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Parole by Lee Acaster
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Violin beetle by André De Kesel
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A peculiar ground beetle showing leaf mimicry (76mm, Mormolyce hagenbachii, Lebiinae, Carabidae). Collection specimen from Malaysia (2014, rainforest, loc. unknown). Studio work; the dried specimen was rehydrated, cleaned, prepared and staged in a greenhouse. Focus stack based on 57 images, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Dmap & Pmax), slightly cropped. Sony A6300 + Metabones adapter + Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8L IS USM; ISO-100, f/4, 1/25s,-0.3step, diffused natural light and lateral ledlight.

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Untouchable by Lee Acaster
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