MYN – Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t.

A Shadow Darner dragonfly (Aeshna umbrosa) exuvia, collected and identified by Andy Davidson near Richmond, Virginia USA, was photographed against a pure white background using the “Meet Your Neighbours” (MYN) technique.

Sometimes the MYN technique works; sometimes it doesn’t work as well. For example, this specimen has clear “eyes” that are clearly shown in the first photo and mostly blown out in the last photo.

I’m fairly certain this problem can be solved by “staging” the subject on a clear surface raised above the white background. In this case, the subject is only a few millimeters above the background. Further experimentation is planned.

Related Resource: Pop quiz: Sex the exuvia.

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