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This photo was taken at a macro workshop using image stacking with Helicon Focus. The stack was 17 images that I shot indoors with the camera on a focusing rail. I still need more practice with this technique, but I do hope to try it again once I figure out how to set it up here at home!
Nikon 300S and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

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Processed with Helicon Focus, then in Photoshop CS5 with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Pro Contrast and two textures: Brushed Rose from Flypaper Textures and Berrylishous from French Kiss Textures.

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I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    I love the way the flower colors work with your background/textures, as the subtleties are delicious! You must be SO patient to work with a focusing rail and 17 exposures. I’m familiar with the principles of image stacking but have never experimented with it. Your results look beautifully detailed!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Celeste. I love the new textures Leslie had recently added to the Artiste Collection – Berrylishous was just what I wanted for this image!

    Yes, it does take patience to work with the focusing rail, and it took a number of tries before I was satisfied. I’m hoping to practice some more but I don’t really have a lighting setup here – I may try it out on the back porch if there’s enough light.

    – Anita Pollak

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 2 years ago

    I love the simplicity of this. Fav.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and the fav, Eve!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 2 years ago

    Lovely! Beautiful editing!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Work!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Brian!

    – Anita Pollak

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaabout 2 years ago

    Anita- this is absolutely gorgeous- a fave :)))

  • Thank you so much, Eva! I really appreciate your kind words and the fave!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...about 2 years ago

    Oh my this sounds like this was a really hard task but the end result is just beautiful :-0)

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Linda! It was a lot of work, but maybe with more practice it won’t be so difficult!

    – Anita Pollak

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, ctheworld!

    – Anita Pollak

  • nansart
    nansartabout 2 years ago

    So pretty, I love the way the colors and textures work together. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Nan!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 2 years ago

    congratulations on your feature

  • Thank you so much, Louise!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 2 years ago

    lovely, congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Sandra!

    – Anita Pollak

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