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Charles Krebs
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Nikon MM-11 microscope, Olympus 20/0.40 LMPlanFL N, Canon T3i. 20X on sensor.


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Post by Saul »

Beautiful photo, Charles ! How you are getting so crisp details ? :shock:
Can you share the workflow of this masterpiece ? :roll:

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Post by emsiem »

This creates awe! :shock:
So clean specimen, looks alive :)

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Mr.Stone »

Strange to see the butterfly-like scales on the head of this annoying yet remarkable little guy.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Can you share the workflow
Pretty typical for this type of shot. In this case I knew stacking would be with Zerene in the PMax mode with a large stack. Instead of using out-of-camera jpegs (as I do with some stacks) I processed the raw files to TIF files with a lower than normal contrast level and tried (as much as was possible) to keep the highlights subdued. Also used a bit more noise reduction than I might normally use in the source files.

After running the full stack I look over the results for "problem" areas that might benefit from localized separate smaller stacks. These sections are then run through the program and subsequently edited into the overall initial stack.

Then it's off to Photoshop to clean up the inevitable small detail problems. I never do the final contrast and color correction until after all the pixel-level work is done. (Sometimes when working in Photoshop I'll come across another area where I need to go back to Zerene and run an additional localized stack. If I have made color and contrast corrections already, it can be tricky to get those new areas to blend in nicely.)

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Post by arturoag75 »

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Jean-marc »

Very beautiful :shock:


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Post by Ecki »

Beaufiful and impressive!

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Post by SteveGreen1953 »

Nicely done!

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

A perfect stack. Still a bit strange to see it in this forum but indeed, when you use a microscope... Do you think using raw gives a lot of improvement? I also underexpose my stacks a bit and look at the histogram so the lightest areas stay a couple of percentages under the brightest white. But I prefer to shoot in jpegs because of the enornous filesize. But than again. You can always delete the raws and save the processed jpegs.


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