Friday, August 14, 2009


A year or two ago, I had gone out at night with my ultraviolet cap and gotten a few pictures of scorpions. They were all blurred, though, because I didn't have a tripod with me. I finally went again tonight, but a lot of the pictures are blurred again because I didn't have the lens on the camera that I should have had. So many excuses. Anyway, here's a few pictures.

I found 3 scorpions, but this is the only one that waited around while I got the camera set up.

I think it was chasing bugs when it moved around, because it moved really fast.

Instead of enhancing details, Photomatix decreased them in this case. Well, it is a really strange picture. Maybe if I played around with some parameters, in my spare time.



julia said...

I hope they weren't near your house!

Art said...

Nope. You should check out the album map. It shows exactly where I take all of these pictures.

Atom said...

Those are pretty cool even if they are blurry. Is the "cap" you are referring to just a filter? Do you bring along a UV light.

I've had similar problems trying to use photomatix with infrared shots, which come out completely magenta from my camera, and then must be converted into black and white.

Art said...

It's a baseball cap with ultraviolet LEDs that clip on the bill. It's very convenient because it leaves my hands free.

I hadn't thought about converting to B&W. I'll have to give that a try and see how it looks.