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Old Jul 16, 2010, 8:54 PM   #1
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Default Playing with stacking...

This ugly, dead, wore out moth is nothing to brag about but, seeing how it wasn't moving I thought it a good subject to try a bit of focus stacking on. I know others here are much better at this than I am but, I just wanted to share my results with you. This is my first try at stacking more than 2 frames together. I used my newly acquired macro rails to make micro adjustments in the focusing. Just for fun I used the DA 55-300mm lens with a Raynox 250 on the front making the DOF very shallow.
Shot in manual mode @ f:4 1/350sec ISO 400 with two low wattage desk lamps on on each side. Unfortunately I forgot to set the white balance so, I had to adjust for that in pp. I used all 11 images, let CS4 do all the work and came up with this in just a few minuets.

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Old Jul 21, 2010, 4:03 PM   #2
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Amazing GW...fun experimenting, I haven't gotten there yet, but this winter I'll give it a try...
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 6:04 PM   #3
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Brilliant example of stacking. Ive got Helicon Focus and a Nikon to shoot with so I have no excuses. Your demonstration really makes me want to give it a shot, or 12.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 8:25 AM   #4
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yea it makes me want to try it as well
good job GW
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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i think practising on something dead or still (non insect) is a good way to learn i really want to try this too so maybe we can learn together
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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Fantastic job, GW! I've got to look into technique myself. Thanks for showing us your procedure and result.
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