These cold and bleak fall days our wild and honey bees are nowhere to be seen, so it’s lovely to look back on the halcyon summer days when this scene was so common. Who would have thought milkweed flowers were so lovely? Have a lovely day, friends. This was taken with my 180mm macro lens.
The near perfect symmetry in this was what drew me to this grouping as well as the heart shape. It was photographed, handheld using my 180mm macro lens, at 1:1. It was as close as I could get without it being out of focus.
This orchid was photographed using focus stacking technique – 40 macro shots stacked to create a depth of field that is impossible to achieve any other way.
For those interested in the technical information, I used the 180mm Canon macro lens with the camera attached to a Stack Shot focusing rail and using Zerene Stacker to combine all the file information into one finely detailed shot.
Original posting: April 25, 2013
I posted this photograph of an orchid flower the other day as a monochrome image (See below). It’s a shame not to also see it in full colour, so here it is. It was taken with a macro lens and the final photograph is composed of 41 different photographs blended to give the three dimensional appearance you see. the method is called Focus Stacking.
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