We had a fantastic experience at the California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife last Thursday where we made this Australian Golden Stag Beetle – high resolution close up image.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to Cal Academy, Vic Smith (who provided the Stag Beetle), Peter Arko (who runs the event), and everyone that stopped by. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to continuing those conversations.
The golden stag beetle (Lamprima aurata) is a species of beetle in the family Lucanidae. It measures between 15 and 25 mm in length and is relatively common in the East of Australia. It feeds mainly of vegetation like Eucalyptus or Acacia.
Here is the 300 megapixel image of a Lucanid beetle that we photographed during the event. We shot approximately 3,000 individual photographs then combined those to create an ultra sharp, extreme resolution image that you can explore and enjoy here.
To view the image up close, use the plus and minus keys in the top left of the image. You can drag on the image to scroll left, right, up and down.Explore in Viewer
Gene is a creative innovator and developer with a passion for developing scientific tools, exhibits, and educational programs that provide new ways of exploring the world both literally and figuratively.
Photography is a common thread in his life and work, which has come a long way since childhood years experimenting with unique perspectives, angles, filters, and time-lapse exposures.
He founded GIGAmacro to build robotic devices capable of capturing gigapixel photographs with microscopic detail and developing new visualization tools for comparison of complex imagery for research, science, and education.