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Old Apr 24, 2011, 5:48 PM   #1
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Here are a few examples of using the freeware program CombineZP. It takes several pictures and "stacks" them for better overall detail.

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Clint, the first one is fantastic, I love it. The second one has something weird going on with double image in the lower left background.

I have to check out this software, sounds interesting!
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nice work, Ive seen some amazing stacks on live insects before, never tried it myself, looks kinda tedious getting several different focal points
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Clint, the first one is fantastic, I love it. The second one has something weird going on with double image in the lower left background.

I have to check out this software, sounds interesting!
That's one of the stems - nothing can be moving when you shot the pictures, if it does it will be out of line. I probably process it out.



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nice work, Ive seen some amazing stacks on live insects before, never tried it myself, looks kinda tedious getting several different focal points
You have to use a tripod and be careful the subject doesn't move or you don't move the camera. The focus "slicing" isn't too hard. My A55 has a magnifier so you can get precise focusing. Just set the farthest focus - snap - twist the focus out just a bit - snap and so on.
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Beautiful colours in those flowers, the pink is so intense.
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