This is a different use for stacking software

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This is a different use for stacking software

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I had wondered what Zerene Stacker would do if one took a number of pictures of a critter traveling across the field of view. Would it stitch the subject together, end to end? So I tried it, and this is the decidedly weird result.
First, the subject was wooly bear caterpillars, which were quite common here in the Fall. Here is one.
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Some of these trials did not work as intended, since ZS would strain mightily to align the caterpillars. But on other occasions it more or less did what I wanted, as shown in these examples:

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I was clearly not holding the camera in a fixed position. This is because I was having to pretty much chase after the uncooperative subject.

The last picture shows a cropped image. The 'stacked' larvae to me look like charging mutant buffalo.
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OK, this one made me laugh. Thanks for the post!

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Fun creative shot Mark.

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