Yeah I actually turned off the sub-stage LED light, used a desklight LED to shine down on the stage from above/side-on, and put a cloth over the condenser to prevent reflections from the desklight so the specimen a bit more contrast around the edges. Theoretically, the same setup should give me a poor man's dark field microscope if I can find some specimens in my backyard that are measured in micrometres instead of millimetres like the moth.
You achieved some nice uniform lighting there!
I would have chosen a non-reflecting black background for the picture, I think it makes the edge details more clear
Too much PUI to understand the dark field microscope right now
maybe you should take a look under the edges of your lawn, they tend to have some interesting mites living beneath them.
Good idea! Apparently, it is possible with the 600D so maybe I'll give that a go today. I wonder if I could do a combination of HDR and focus stacking... that would make for a lot of photos and I'm not sure if my computer could handle it since a focus stack of 25 RAW images uses 100% of my laptop's RAM
I believe most of these camera's have an automatic HDR function, so that all the photos are combined directly after they have been made.
That might give picture-to-picture differences in lighting however, so you may need to take a further look into that matter