Saturday, August 20, 2005

"Disappointment abounds, but that is no excuse to let our courage flag"

Via Metafilter, a fantastic multi-page development log for a portable apparatus for photographing flying insects. A camera with locked zoom is triggered by an electric eye monitoring the focal plane. The whole deal is worn in a harness and looks a bit like a dowser's water stick.

My favorite are the early failures, e.g. a bumblebee almost out of the frame (every other bug is too fast). Then, after machining his own shutter, triumph.

How sweet it is.

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