Hoverfly

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Guppy
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Hoverfly

Post by Guppy »

Hi

A mane almost like a lion and big eyes.

Image
www.focus-stacking.ch/B/05267_00.JPG

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Rodenstock APO Rodagon 1:2.8, f = 50mm (in retro)
Exposure time: Flash
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 64
Lighting: 4 flashes, YONGNUO YN560III
Diffuser: White writing paper
Shooting file format (RAW/JPG): RAW
Species name: Hoverfly (Scaeva pyrastri?)
Stacking software / method: Zerene Stacker / PMax
Imaging scale: 4:1
Number of stack steps: 315
Average stack step size (µm) with Cognisys StackShot: 20

Kurt

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Re: Hoverfly

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Beautifully done!
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Re: Hoverfly

Post by ap »

great image kurt - impressively sharp!
couple of questions:
1. i notice that you primarily use the pmax option for your stacks. in my hands, i seem to get a better result using dmap and retouching with pmax - the lighting seems more even and a bit less contrasty. do you retouch with dmap then?
2. i was particularly impressed with the background - pleasantly oof but one can still recognize the major structures - how do you achieve this? its always been troublesome for me
thanks and again, wonderful picture
andy

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Re: Hoverfly

Post by Guppy »

Hi Andy

1. in my experience, my images get better with PMax.
The retouching of the PMax stack is done with "Edit".

2. often I replace the background with an image from the stack.

I can't give any general advice.

Kurt

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Re: Hoverfly

Post by ap »

thank you Kurt- v helpful
andy

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