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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Eight seconds....

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »


I tried my first stacking shots, and have one processing through CombineZ now (slow, slow, slow.....). I tried this shot as a stand-alone, and it turned out well. I'm struggling with the white balance from long exposures in artificial light, but this one adjusted fairly well. However, for the DOF I wanted, I went to f/22, which meant I had an eight second exposure time! Fortunately, this snake posed steady as a rock. Alas, I wasn't quite as parallel to the snake as I'd thought, but I still like this.

Baron's long-nosed green racer
Philodryas baroni
180mm macro lens
8 seconds @ f/22
ISO 160
ambient artificial light
controlled situation
Mike Broderick
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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Ken Ramos
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well I don't know a great deal about stacking but it looks pretty good to me Mike. Wonder why that things nose is so long. :-k :D

Charles Krebs
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Mike... nice looking snake!
The picture still looks a little too green/yellow to me. (I opened it in PS and gave it -14G and +24B and it looked pretty good). Are you shooting this in RAW mode? If I shoot only jpgs with my microscope using a certain method of lighting (DIC) have a really rough time with color balance. When I do the shot in RAW mode it's a snap to get it where I want when converting.

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