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    focus stacked Gazania

    This is a 14 image focus stacked photo of a Gazania, I used Helicon Focus to merge the various images then finished it in Nik Efx Pro.Nikon D3s tripod mounted with cable release and mirror up mode, Nikkor 105mm micro in manual focus position.ISO 400, F/18, 1/125. Neil

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    Last edited by Donald; 12th November 2012 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Typo in title

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Nice shot Neil, the flower is great and nicely done, the background i find a little to busy for my taste.

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Hello Mark, thank you for your reply,its good to hear someone else's take of a photo and I can see what you mean by the distracting background,I've done a quick edit to see how its received.Neil

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Nicely done. The edit makes it much better.

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nicely done. The edit makes it much better.
    Agreed. A significantly better image, I think. We can now concentrate our full attention on the flower because that's where our attention is directed. And now that we can see it properly, it's got an almost 3-D quality to it. Very well lit. How did you do that? Is it just natural light?

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Much better nice edit.

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    I love the 3D effect of the furled petals....great shot and crop.

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    Re: focus stacked Gazania

    Thank you all for your kind replies, I recently discovered this flower here in South Africa and fell in love with photographing it.All my first focus stacked attempts were with the flower fully open but on this occassion the sun had not been on it long so it was still unfurling and I felt it would give a greater impression of depth.

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