Those with a stomach strong enough to have digested my blog for a year or more will recall the flirtation with focus stacking. Alas I have done little since last Spring, mainly because the birds won’t sit still whilst I fiddle around with my macro lens. Today I had my first attempt in 2013. One failure and one reasonable success. To preserve any sense of competence I might have acquired, meagre though it may be, I am only going to show you the goodish one.
Somehow the upload does not seem to replicate the warmth of the tones I see in Lightroom. No matter. Here are a couple of ‘abstracts”. The first is Lichen Script:
I think this may be one of the Graphidaceae lichens, possible a Phaeographis sp. I’m sure someone reading this will know. 🙂
The second is an epiphyte against a background of lichens.
The epiphyte may be Psychotria serpens.
And then 2 stages of the lepidoptera life cycle. The first is the imago of the Common Five-ring , Ypthima baldus.
And the final shot is the larva of the moth, Orvasca subnotata.
I am not sure which instar it is, maybe 6th.
So there we are. I worked hard for you this morning. Tomorrow I won’t. Its my monthly lunch with my ex-colleagues and whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch was wrong. I get one every month. Then a day at home with Mrs. Ha and on Sunday, subject to contract, a flight to Dubai.
A little something to keep you going? Ok, here is Scutellaria indica, the Skullcap.