Orchid Flower

Orchid - Macro Focus Stacked Image - Steven Kennard 2013
Orchid – Macro Focus Stacked Image – Steven Kennard 2013

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.

Orchid - macro focus stacked - Steven Kennard 2013
Orchid – macro focus stacked – Steven Kennard 2013

Frost Forest

In album Macro photography (38 photos)

Last posting of the day is this unusual frost macro. It's hard to believe that this was on the same window and taken at the same time as the others following this that have such graceful curves.

For #frostfriday +Frost Friday  by +Laura Loralieh Nixon and for #hiddengems +hiddengems  by +Julia Su and +Andy Lee  and
#macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen

Sting in the Tail

In album Macro photography (38 photos)

The latest Frost photograph for some of those who have said how much they love seeing the details. Again, photographed with the MP E-65 macro at roughly 3 times magnification

For #frostfriday +Frost Friday by +Laura Loralieh Nixon
and for #feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg +Jason Borg 
#hiddengems +hiddengems by +Julia Su +Andy Lee
and
#macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen