I think I have the lighting figured out now. Still some work to do on cleaning, but on the whole I think a satisfying focus stack. Pin and some dust and fibres have been removed with software. This is a 24 image stack was completed in Zerene Stacker. I let the far end of the wing fade into a blur to give it a more authentic look and used a dappled background to avoid that poster-board flatness that is found in many images. Currently working on the same bee with a 50 image stack to see how they compare.
“…mysterious and little known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendor awaits in minute proportions.”
E.O. Wilson (Biophilia)
Go ahead, search me…
Comments and corrections welcome!Goof-ups? Bad information? Broken Links? Please let me know!
Shop B&H to support this blog! Click below…
Macro Book Store
Top Posts & Pages
Need Bug ID?
© Adrian Thysse and Splendour Awaits, 2014.
Image use is permitted for non-profit, educational use only. Sharing of images and other content is permitted only with full credit and links back to Splendour Awaits.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material is prohibited.
DISCLAIMERI am a photographer, not an biologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, positive identifications can not always be done unless the specimen is viewed under a microscope. If you do find an error, or have doubts about the identification provided, please let me know in the comments or by email.