Owl Butterfly Macro-mosaic

May 16, 2023




Photographer: Greg Parker   

Summary Author: Greg Parker   

Featured above is a massively downsized macro-mosaic of the underside of an owl butterfly. The original image was 60-megapixels in size and taken with a Canon 5D MkII DSLR -- a technique very useful for capturing very high-resolution images of objects. The practical reason for representing images in this way is that it allows you to digitally zoom-in to the object while still maintaining high resolution -- you can zoom-in a long way and still see the fine detail in good focus.

The owl butterfly is native to rainforests of Central and South America. Its huge wingspan stretches out to 8 inches (20 cm). Large yellow-black spots on its wings are thought to resemble owl’s eyes and are helpful for camouflage as well as for warding off would be predators. Photo taken in late December 2022 from Hampshire, U. K.

Photo details: 12-frame mosaic taken with a Canon 100 mm macro lens.


Hampshire, U. K. Coordinates: 50.819444, -1.59

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