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I wanted to try the image stacking method of achieving good depth of field.
I decided keeping as much control of the session was important so I chose to take the images inside.
Using my Canon equipment, which included 7D body, 100 mm 2.8 L Macro Lens and a EX580 II flash was used in a small soft box.
Because I have no intentions of killing insects just for my photographic hobby I searched the garden for a suitable subject. It didn’t take long to find a deceased insect.
The camera settings were; ISO 100 – F5.0 @ 1/100.
The flash was set to ETTL.
I took 14 images changing the distance from lens to insect after each shot.
Processed these RAW images in “Photoshop CS5” than combined the resulting 16 Bit files using “ZereneStacker”

It’s getting closer to summer and flowers are starting to look their best.

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  • wellman
    wellmanabout 3 years ago

    might have to get a lesson in this Colin – does it work with landscape images also?? BTW, I like the framing of the petals against the bee in this pic

    I little more time in the garden actually gardening though please!

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