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Fly on a Match head
Have not tried any stacked photos for a while but I found this little fly already dead, so stuck it onto a match head for the session.
I used my LED ring light for added illumination, and took fourteen photos, the other end of the match was stuck to the backing card with Blue Tak. Camera was mounted on a tripod and each shot was re-focused manually, I understand that macro focusing rails can be used, but I don't have one.
File information
Filename:sized_Fly_1_pe.jpg
Album name:JOHN / Close up
Camera:Panasonic DMC G3
Lens:Panasonic Leica 45mm mega OIS
Aperture:f11
Shutter Speed:1/15 sec
Editing Performed:Stacked in Zerene, cloning, crop, saturation, levels, sharpen & resize ACDSee and BD Sizer
ISO:160
File Size:246 KB
Date added:Jan 13, 2014
Dimensions:1000 x 751 pixels
Displayed:38 times
Image Description:
Color Space:sRGB
Exif Image Height:751 pixels
Exif Image Width:1000 pixels
Exif Offset:8
Exposure Program:Unknown: 0
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Software:http://www.idimager.com
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
URL:http://www.thestudio-online.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-15495
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SteveT  [Jan 14, 2014 at 07:44 AM]
Love the colours and detail its always amazing how something like a humble fly can be so interesting when shown at this magnification and with good lighting.
Brilliant concept and well executed
Mazda_Man  [Jan 14, 2014 at 02:33 PM]
The legs are a 'dead' giveaway other wise a nice job.
Beermonsta  [Jan 14, 2014 at 06:50 PM]
A good example of focus stacking images with great detail from front to back of the fly. Well done Jeffrey, well worth the time and effort.
George  [Jan 14, 2014 at 07:07 PM]
The colours and detail are excellent Jeffrey, front to back sharpness spot on, as was your goal.
All in all a cracking shot, well worth the effort Sir, like it loads.
Silversnapper  [Jan 14, 2014 at 07:28 PM]
A cracking stacked macro Jeffrey as the others have noted. Excellent macro work!
alanuk  [Jan 15, 2014 at 07:28 PM]
Amazing! Very well executed. Excellent work!