View Full Version : Blacklight Photos

01-20-2008, 10:37 PM
Hi all,

With a very useful link that Ollie sent me, i was able to get some decent photos using blacklight, nothing spectacular but it's a definite improvement from my previous attempts at these sort of shots.

H. paucidens under Blacklight:


This is one of my previous attempts, it's not too bad but there is a very noticeable difference. the reason i like this shot is because it shows the lateral eyes (i think that's the right term) on the scorpion (look just above where the pedipalp connects to the body, the 3 black "dots" are the lateral eyes) as well as the dorsal eyes.



01-20-2008, 11:06 PM
That's cool looking. I like the black light shots they show different details then the normal lighting shots do. Good work!

Alberta Bred Geckos
01-21-2008, 12:28 AM
Yea cool stuff :)

01-21-2008, 03:30 PM
Cool.Why do they look blue? I thought they were green under black light.

01-21-2008, 04:28 PM
Very cool. I especially like the detail shown in that last shot.

01-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Sweet pictures:)

01-21-2008, 06:11 PM
Thanks all!

Cool.Why do they look blue? I thought they were green under black light.

ya, they are green under blacklight, but i messed around with the colors of my camera and i changed the saturation a bit in after i took the photo and it changed color a bit for some reason (i actually think the hue changed a bit too, hence the color change), still working a few things out, and i also had the black light held a lot further away than i normally do, so it made the look a bit darker. I'll have a couple more to post later on today, i'll do a couple of my V. spinigerus and try to get one of my H. spinifer.

01-21-2008, 07:24 PM
sorry for the double post, but here are a couple more pics, they are getting better, slowly but surely!

this is one of the best ones i have taken to date, i really like how it turned out. H. spinifer (asian forest scorp):


And a couple other ones of the same scorp:



and last but not least, the only decent one i got of one of the V. spinigerus: