Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.
[HP deskjet F4280 printer/scanner – $150]
A cheap desktop scanner isn’t exactly a camera. But scanners open a different set of creative possibilities; see, for instance, the late Tom Eisner’s fabulous scanner art. Two-dimensional subjects like insect wings are especially suitable for scanning.
Brood XIX periodical cicadas are finishing up here in Central Illinois. These are the wings of a female, captured with my home scanner.