Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.

Preserved toad specimens from the teaching collection at the University of Illinois

[Apple iPhone 4s - $300]

Eye of Newt? Wing of Bat? Jar of Toads?

Whichever you wish to photograph, the image can be made more dramatic with backlighting. For this shot I placed a simple desk lamp behind the specimen jar, lined up my iPhone on the other side, and snapped away.