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perdu34



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:34 am    Post subject: Chondrorrhina abbrevita Reply with quote

Another flower chafer, this time from Ivory Coast, west Africa.

Shot on my stack and stitch rig.

Canon 5Diii,
Canon MP-E 65mm at 5x
f4.5, ISO50, 1/160s
Canon Twin flash
2x Yonguno 560 IV flashes
Stackshot rail set to 15um(dof ~26um) so may drop this to 10um for the next image

7603 images in total from 31 stacks.

Chondrorrhina abbrevitaFlickr.jpg by Lucas Black, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Image Very Happy

What stacking and stitching method and software did you use?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

I was using Helicon Method A, 10, 2 for this image. I also did a little stacking in photoshop when I came to fix little things here and there.

My process is to shoot in RAW, convert in Lightroom, export as jpg and stack in Helicon. Then I align and stitch in Photoshop making sure I am happy. Next is background cleanup, followed by artefact removal and blending layers. Once the image is whole I go around cleaning up edges and outlines, making sure there are no floating spines. I then transform legs, arms and body to make it symmetrical. Finally I do a LOT of cleaning with the heal tool and some colour corrections.

I think with my next insect I will do a little frequency separation (airbrushing) as I want to know how my computer deals with that on such a big image.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7603 shots? Wow Shocked That's a lot of work, but the result is certainly worth it, very nice image.

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