Caption: Close-up of the tiny scales that pattern the wing of a swallowtail butterfly (Papilio hoppo). Filmed using interference contrast illumination.

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Butterfly wing

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Duration: 00:00:13.02

Frame size: 1440x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 584.5M


Capture format: 16mm

Frame size: 1920x1080

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

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