This exhibition showcases our spectacular and historic F.P. & A.P. Dodd Collection of Tropical Insects from Australia and New Guinea. The Queensland Museum holds 42 beautifully-arranged showcases made by F.P. and A.P. Dodd and their family from 1917 through to the 1960s.
Technical notes by Geoff Thompson, Queensland Museum Collection Imager.
All these photographs are taken with a Hasselblad H4D-200-MS camera with a 120mm Macro lens. They are taken in 200 megapixel, six-shot mode.
The camera fires the studio flash units seven times, once to establish the shot and then six times, each time moving the sensor 1 pixel in four directions. This means that each colour is actually sensed by a red, blue and yellow pixel sensor. Normal digital cameras have a defined, even scattering of colour pixel sensors and interpolate the probable intervening colours. The Hasselblad then moves the sensor diagonally up and down to sense detail in the green spectrum that would normally fall between the pixels. The resultant image is then built within the camera, producing a 1.2 gigabyte camera RAW fff file.