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stacked focus

stacked focus

WOW! I'm over the moon with the depth of field rendered here!
Previously I have had problems capturing rhododendrons and other large blooms up close
because of difficulty in obtaining petals, stamens and pattern details all in focus together.

Here I have used a stacking routine to merge 11 shots each focussed separately.

Of course focus stacking is not a new technique, but if you are interested,
the software used was Combine ZP available as a free download

Nikon D300 ,Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM
1/100s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso100
with 12mm extension tube full exif

other sizes: small medium original
bill friedlander05-Oct-2009 21:55
Amazing results. It really works. V
Sue Robertson05-Oct-2009 21:53
Good grief.. the lengths you went to.. 11 images!.. LOL..great result though.. v
Patricia Kay05-Oct-2009 12:22
Wonderful image Brian....I know this software and its fantastic....BV
pkocinski05-Oct-2009 12:07
Gorgeous result - will check out that software.
laine04-Oct-2009 23:36
You did well, reality they must be a picture ( pardon the pun )
lou_rozensteins04-Oct-2009 22:31
Excellent result! Must check out this link ..... thanks. Voted.
Cindi Smith04-Oct-2009 21:57
Very nice! WEll done!
Silvia Roitman04-Oct-2009 20:50
Colin Storey04-Oct-2009 19:04
Stunning result. Thanks for the link also.
Marcia Rules04-Oct-2009 15:44
excellent, vibrant & top-notch!!!!! V+
Gérard Koehl04-Oct-2009 14:34
Ces détails sont magnifiques. V
silvia marmori04-Oct-2009 13:28
really perfect result!..
had no idea about that possibiliy, so, i will see the link and thank you for it!
an nguyen04-Oct-2009 11:56
Perfect flower beauty. V
Yvonne04-Oct-2009 11:53
A wonderful result, thanks for the link Brian!
Sheila04-Oct-2009 10:45
It is a beautiful result, Brian.
Marie-Claude Decelles04-Oct-2009 10:11
Parfaitement réalisé..le focus est superbe ainsi que la lumière! Une belle qualité de cliché! Bravo!
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