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Scale Inspection


Scale Inspection, Oakdale Park, Salina, Kansas, United States

© Judd Patterson (Photo #573)

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro at 50mm
Date: September 12, 2005
Location: Oakdale Park - Salina, Kansas

Comments: I took this extreme close-up of a live Monarch that was nectaring on a flower. The insect seemed to tolerate my slow approach, and so I keep getting closer and closer. Thanks to a macro lens I was able to get within a couple inches. I used a bit of fill flash to help light the wings. On larger prints, individual scales (some in place and some in need of repair) are easy to see.