First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower
PhotoCamel: Your friendly photo community, with free discussion forums, digital photography reviews, photo sharing, galleries, downloads, blogs, photography contests, and prizes.
 


Go Back   PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Photography by Genre: Critique and Discussion > Macro & Close-up

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2011   #1
Dromedary
 
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 1,712
CamelKarma: 19702
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

When I first started in photography I did macro as a major part of work, but over the years I did less and less. I have been wanting to get back into it and attempt to do a few newer techniques for me. Having seen Jason's tutorial on using Photoshop to do focus stacks, I decided that I ought to try once again.

This is a very small flower that opens early in the morning and then by 11am or so they are completely closed. Since they were so small I decided I needed to try focus stacking.

Thanks for looking and commenting,

Scott









I also decided to try a selective focus approach to this one:


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
__________________
Scott

My new photo blog: http://www.buckelphotography.com/blog
ScottBuckel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011   #2
PhotoCamel Supporter DONATED
Camel Breath
 
Georgepat's Avatar
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
Posts: 15,189
CamelKarma: 83089142
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Beautiful captures. Those turned out well.
__________________
A day without photographing the world around me is a totally wasted day.
Nikon D7K
2 Nikon D80's
Olympus C5050Z P/S
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II
Kenco 1.4 Teleplus Pro 300 DGX
Nikon 105mm Micro 1:4 AI
Nikon 60mm Micro F:2.8 D AF-S
Nikon AF 28-80mm 1:3 3.5-5.6 G
Nikon 55-200mm F:4-5.6 G VR DX AF-S ED

georgepats-daily-diary-digital-delight-2014-a.html

georgepats-daily-diary-digital-delight.html

spiders-spiders-more-spiders.html
Georgepat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011   #3
Bactrian
 
studiozahzah's Avatar
 
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 1,788
CamelKarma: 58552
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Cool! Very nice!
__________________
"If I knew what I was doing, I'd be doing it right now."
Abandoned Oly ship for Canon. Currently waiting for EOS 6D, while learning on 60D. Because it's all about the glass, 'bout the glass... 20mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 100mm macro for starters. Trying some Interfit continual lighting with their ringlight, a few Yongnuo speedlights and triggers, Westcott orb, and a hodgepodge of other modifiers...and still a variety of DIY photography "helpers" and gadgets all conspiring together to confuse and trick me.

Renata
studiozahzah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011   #4
Camel Breath
 
Location: Worthing UK
Posts: 19,688
CamelKarma: 36490107
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Lovely series- stacks worked well !
brian v.
LordV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011   #5
PhotoCamel Supporter DONATED
Camel Breath
 
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 43,031
CamelKarma: 44270404
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Good work Scott. Stacking worked very well
__________________
gautam
Gautam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011   #6
Vicuna
 
Location: Florida
Posts: 91
CamelKarma: 714
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Interesting.

Do you have a link to Jason's Photoshop stacking thread?
inashadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011   #7
Dromedary
 
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 1,712
CamelKarma: 19702
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

inashadow - here's the link:

http://photocamel.com/forum/tutorial...ing-101-a.html

Scott
__________________
Scott

My new photo blog: http://www.buckelphotography.com/blog
ScottBuckel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011   #8
Dromedary
 
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 1,712
CamelKarma: 19702
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

All - thanks for the comments.

I found the hard part about generating the stack was figuring out how far apart they need to be and cover all parts you want to get sharp.

Scott
__________________
Scott

My new photo blog: http://www.buckelphotography.com/blog
ScottBuckel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011   #9
F1 Camel
 
Taigen's Avatar
 
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 3,547
CamelKarma: 23726099
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Great tutorials and discussion. Thanks to all for taking the time to do them
__________________
Don't walk ahead of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Just walk by my side....and be my friend.


Entered the DSLR world in 2009
Nikon D7000, Nikon D5000 - Nikkor 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6 G VR , Tamron 90mm, Nikkor AF-SDX 18-300mm, Nikkor 105mm, Sigma 150-500mm
Photoshop CS5
I enjoy taking local classes/photo shoots...always willing to listen and learn.
Taigen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011   #10
PhotoCamel Supporter DONATED
Dromedary
 
BovrilArg's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta Indonesia (Originally Texas)
Posts: 1,105
CamelKarma: 1606297
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: First Focus Stacked Images - Erect Dayflower

Great stacking. Everything is nicely in focus and tack sharp! I believe it would have popped more with less background distraction. Maybe a simple paper but this may force a change of lighting...just food for thought.

Edit....
Sorry the more I look at them the more I like them as is. Ax


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
__________________
---------------------------
BovrilArg
AKA Patrick

www.filmstillphotography.com

My family and I travel all over the world so photography was a logical way to capture the wonder of the places we go.
The lifestyle requires sacrifices such as not having friends or family near us. This is why Photocamel is so wonderful.
It lets me keep friendly photographers with me everywhere I go!
BovrilArg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Photography by Genre: Critique and Discussion > Macro & Close-up »


Share this topic:

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Erect Rense Black & White 3 09-03-2009 01:47 PM
Blue Flower Focus Stacked JPhotoz Macro & Close-up 3 04-14-2009 05:53 PM
soft images...back focus maybe? craigsexton Canon 7 03-27-2008 06:57 PM