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Phrictus diadema, brazil

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In real life this huge fulgorid (Phrictus diadema)is even more spectacular, this is an old to ancient specimen at the Smithsonian that I shot to test out my photography set up ...still rather magnificently scary looking, even if rather dirty and faded. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200. USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.


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