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Old Jul 16, 2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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The last bloom you posted has almost a 3D appearance to it. You almost never see that type bloom, that sharp front to back when up as close as you were.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 9:34 AM   #12
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The flower is really cool, especially the rhododendron bloom.

Being a huge fan of processor intensive software based image composite creation I couldn't help but try it myself. Thanks zig for sharing the technique and software!

I hope you don't mind if I share a few composites I was able to create.

This is one of two original images combined, focus is on the head



this was the second image used as I had not planed on doing focus stacking (next time !) I only had two in this position suitable for combining.



Here is the combined one. You'll notice some discoloration on the very front area of it's head as the image used to add the "focus slice" of the back legs and abdomen has the oof head in slightly different position and Helicon add the shading to the area.


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Overall I am pretty impressed with this software.

Here's another example

this plus another shot



produced this

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I really like the additional detail obtained in the wings.
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Nicely done. It did create more detail. Is this free software or a 30 day trial?
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What's it run if you like it and want to keep it? Not too much I hope. My wallet isn't lined up with Franklins like Greg and Zigs.
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What's it run if you like it and want to keep it? Not too much I hope. My wallet isn't lined up with Franklins like Greg and Zigs.
The only thing inside my wallet these days are flies.

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By the way Andrew, the Helicon Focus Software is pretty nifty.

Nice dragonfly images.

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The only thing inside my wallet these days are flies.

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When I open my wallet it sounds like pulling two pieces of Velcro apart.
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What's it run if you like it and want to keep it? Not too much I hope. My wallet isn't lined up with Franklins like Greg and Zigs.
. Not sure it's so much my wallet is full of Franklins as it is, there's no female to stop me .
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. Not sure it's so much my wallet is full of Franklins as it is, there's no female to stop me .
You're a very lucky man........
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