This earthworm is one of the featured bugs in the book. Like most images in the book it was shot specifically for this, and here I wanted to capture the bristles called setae on the worm's body! They provide grip against the substrate and thus help the worm to move both forward and backward!
This is a studio stack of a prepared specimen. It's stacked from 45 exposures and in Zerene stacker.
kerwin588 says: Wow so cool !! Posted on: March 5, 2014
Bogdan Raducan says: Congrats John ! Biology lessons will be better from now on :) Hope that kids will be inspired by your work and new macro-photographer will pop up from the new generations ;) Posted on: March 5, 2014
370sqmm says: This photo is literally jaw-dropping. Without a doubt one of the best macros I have ever seen. I have NEVER expected a photo of an earthworm to be that exciting! Fantastic work. Posted on: March 5, 2014
Nico's wild bees & wasps says: Well done John! We're already all into your website with the family! :o) Posted on: March 5, 2014
Ian A Kirk. says: WOW! brilliant! Posted on: March 5, 2014
Ab Pho says: How dd you prepare the subject? Their squishy factor must affect the process somehow. Posted on: March 5, 2014
Dov Plawsky says: Somehow you manage to make a humble earthworm look grand. Beautifully lit and shot. Good luck with the book! Posted on: March 5, 2014
Wings and Things says: wow interesting post John. Amazing that even an earthworm is interesting at macro level, i presume the 'skin' texture is down to the preperation or was a tooth pick type object used to keep it upright? Posted on: March 7, 2014
Glenn van Windt says: Stunning work John ! Fantastic lighting. Posted on: March 7, 2014
zfabio2000 says: Te sei un mostro fai sembrare tutto facile, grande foto! Posted on: March 7, 2014
justin burt says: A gorgeous and beautifully captured image! Posted on: March 7, 2014
Benjamin Burkhart says: You made this worm look *glamourous*. Posted on: March 9, 2014
Lomacar says: Do you do a lot to make a bug like this look so clean? Cleaning it in real life or photoshop? Posted on: March 10, 2014