Morpho didius upper wing surface scales

These incredible micro-photos of butterfly wings, are a small sample of the impressive work of photographer and biochemist Linden Gledhill.    Morpho didius upper wing surface scales.    Image © Linden Gledhill.    All images used with permission.

Linden Gledhill has taken stunning micro-photos shots of various butterfly and moth wings.



Morpho didius lower wing surface scales

Morpho didius lower wing surface scales   Image © Linden Gledhill

“Microscope have come a long way but its still amazing what you can get out of an old scope like mine. The addition of flash and focus stacking motor takes you into a whole new capability.”

Cognisys, the makers of StopShot have developed a fully automated macro focusing rail. This machine is incredibly well made and accurate down to 0.01mm. The controller automates the laborious process of capturing the images needed to build a high resolution macro stack by controlling not only the macro rail but also the camera.

Butterfly wings- Graphium sarpedon butterfly wing scales

Graphium sarpedon butterfly wing scales   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Papilio ulysses butterfly scales

Papilio ulysses butterfly scales   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Papilio Karna butterfly scales

Papilio Karna butterfly scales   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Citharias aurorina wing

Citharias aurorina wing   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Papilio blumei fruhstorferi wing

Papilio blumei fruhstorferi wing   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Red Admiral wing

Red Admiral wing   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Papilio blumei fruhstorferi wing

Papilio blumei fruhstorferi wing   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Sunset Moth

Sunset Moth   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Monarch wing

Monarch wing   Image © Linden Gledhill

 

Butterfly wings- Swallowtail wing with pollen grain

Swallowtail wing with pollen grain   Image © Linden Gledhill

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