Some scales, Graphium ?

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Some scales, Graphium ?

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http://files.homepagemodules.de/b649264 ... UFmwQz.jpg

Kamera: Nikon D810
Objektiv: NIKON M Plan, 60/0.7 ELWD, 210/0
Belichtungszeit: Blitz
ISO: 125
Beleuchtung: 4 Blitzgeräte
Aufnahmedateiformat (RAW/JPG): RAW
Beschnittsbetrag in % (Breite u. Höhe): 17, 17
Stativ: Reprostand
Artenname: Graphium ?
Multishot-Technik: Stack
Stacking Software / - Methode: Zerene Stacker / PMax
Abbildungsmassstab: 60:1
Objektseitige Bildbreite (mm): 0.5
Stacktiefe (mm): 0.093
Anzahl Stackschritte: 188
Stackschrittgrösse (mm): 0.000496

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Post by JohnDownie »

Wonderful image.

I am a bit surprised at the capability of the finite Nikon.

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Post by Guppy »

Hello John, thank you

I am also surprised how good the NIKON M Plan, 60 / 0.7 ELWD, 210/0 is on the full frame,
with 200mm tube length and only 17% trim.

Kurt

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Post by Lou Jost »

Beautiful photo (again), and it also makes me curious about that objective, which doesn't get much use on this forum. Which version is it? Can you post a photo of it? Thanks in advance. I actually bought one on eBay after your previous set, but I don't know if it is the same model.

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You've done very well with the OOF halos/foreground which usually go with the magnification territory.
Did you do anything to reduce it?
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Post by Guppy »

Hi

The NIKON M plan, 60 / 0.7 ELWD, 210/0

Image

I take photos in 14-bit RAW format and convert the images to 16-bit TIF format.
Zerene Stacker with PMax and saved in 16bit TIF format.
Retouched with Affinity Photo.
Such a picture result is not possible without retouching!

The result of Zerene Stacker (unprocessed), scaled down and in JPG format can be found here:

www.kurtwirz.ch/A/Photomacrography_01.JPG

Kurt

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Post by Lou Jost »

Thanks for showing us the objective, Kurt. The one I got is the BD Plan but it looks identical except for the extra BD lighting barrel.

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Post by Danny Burk »

Very nice indeed. Do you know the species or location? Offhand I'm not recognizing a Graphium species with that color combination.

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Hello Danny

I suspect it is Graphium weiskei or G. kosii, on the edge of the green area

Kurt

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Guppy, thanks for showing us the image right after stacking.

It looks to me like you applied heavy sharpening, some adjustments to levels and white balance, cloned out some debris and dust trails, and did some cleanup around edges and overlaps.

Do you have a recipe for the sharpening, or do you remember what you did in this particular case?

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Post by Danny Burk »

Guppy wrote:Hello Danny

I suspect it is Graphium weiskei or G. kosii, on the edge of the green area

Kurt
OK Kurt, thanks. In that case, it's 99.9% certainly weiskei, easily available from New Guinea. G. kosii is indeed similar, but only found (as 2 different subspecies) from New Britain and New Ireland, both great rarities only known from a few specimens each.

G. weiskei is so well known by its purple patches that one doesn't often think of the other colors!

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Post by Guppy »

Hello Rik

I judge the exposure with RawDigger, here at 125 ISO the maximum brightness was at EV0.
Saved in 14 Bit RAW (.NEF)

Settings in Camera Raw:
Exposure: -0.15
Lights: -50
White: -54
Sharpen:
Amount: 0
Noise Reduction:
Luminance: 50
Luminance detail: 50
Lens correction:
Remove chromatic aberration

Saved in 16 Bit TIF

Zerene Stacker: PMax

saved and edited in 16Bit TIF

First retouch with Affinity Photo
then Topaz detail.
Medium details +0.2
ACDSee Clear +20
ACDSee Sharpen 20, Radius 6
ACDSee Light EQ
ACDSee Remove haze
ACDSee white balance
Color on the right edge of the picture is the white scale minus red
and after reducing the size of the image for the Internet, again Topas Detail, Medium details +0.1 or +0.2
That's it.
The settings are different for each picture

Hello Danny
Thank you for the determination.

Kurt

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