Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Yellow Eggs

I was pruning some overhanging branches on a fruit bush when I spotted a flash of yellow on one green leaf.


On a closer look I could see a group of tiny yellow eggs.


Just the subject for another macro focus stacking session. Here I set up the Canon M5 with 18 - 150mm zoom lens and added the Raynox MSN-202 super macro conversion lens on my home brew automatic stepper unit.


The results - closer views of the eggs of a Large White Butterfly - often called a Cabbage White as cabbage leaves are one of the plants they often lay their eggs on for the caterpillars to consume.

2022-05-10-13.34.29 ZS PMax

2022-05-10-13.42.50 ZS PMax

I wrote about my home brew Arduino driven automatic system HERE in 2020. The first of today's macro photos used eleven shots, each with a slightly different focus, stacked using Helicon Focus. The second used 20 shots.


  1. Wow! what amazing shots of those tiny eggs! Will you put them back out in the yard to see if they hatch?

    1. Ellen, they would and decimate any brassicas within crawling range,

    2. Ellen: Thank you. No. They are a real pest for home vegetable growers such as my next door neighbour. I did think about a time-lapse video of them hatching but the leaf was already wilting and drying out.

  2. Once again you are the King of the stackers. Brilliant job.

    1. Adrian: Thanks, but I have a long way to go to achieve the focus perfection I would like. (P.S. Both your guesses got through OK yesterday)


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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