Posted on 07/10/2015

Photo taken on July 10, 2015

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Athens County, Ohio
Japanese beetles
50mm El-Nikkor

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Bugs just wanna have fun

Bugs just wanna have fun
Okay, this is complicated but kind of cool. The Fuji 60mm macro lens is no good for infrared, because it has a ghastly hot spot. Ah, but if you get a cheap T-mount converter, a helical extension tube, a Leica-to-T-mount adapter, and a 50mm f2.8 El-Nikkor, you have an even closer macro lens with no hot spot. Then you get to discover that the normally coppery-colored wing covers of the Japanese beetle are transparent to infrared, so you can see the wings folded up beneath them. Science!

By the way, shot at f11. Camera was converted to infrared by Kolari Vision in New Jersey.