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Post by karl-m »

Hi all,

This is my first post as a new member, i hope this is good start for a close up.

I don't yet have a macro lens, though i'm saving for sigma 105 macro lens.

This shot was a series of many then stacked, i used a canon 50mm 1.8 lens with +1 and +2 close up filters attached set to F11 and focused from the back to front. I chose this way because fushia flowers tend to have petals front and back out of focus.

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Post by beetleman »

WOW...a beautiful first post karl. That family of plants has some wonderful color combos. Welcome to the forums. We have a great bunch of members here, so make yourself at home and I look forward to seeing more photos :wink:
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Re: Fushia

Post by rjlittlefield »

karl-m wrote:This is my first post as a new member, i hope this is good start for a close up.
Welcome to the forums, Karl! :D

First posts don't get much better than this. For that matter, neither do second, third, and so on. You've set a high bar for yourself! :lol:

The lighting is gorgeous, and I'm impressed that you don't have even a trace of halo artifact, stacking against that background that is almost pure black, but not quite. Care to share with us any tools or techniques that contributed to that success? From the image, I'm thinking some version of CombineZ, but if it's Helicon Focus or some other software, I'd be interested to know exactly what and how.


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