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.