A while ago now I posted some articles on my learning curve for macro photography. One such post was this one .
It dealt with the concept of stacking, using multiple images each with restricted depth of field around a different plane of focus and combining them to create one shot with sharpness only on the key subject. The rest of the image is rendered pleasantly (hopefully) out of focus. It is quite common in studio work, less so in the field as even the slightest breeze can ruin the sequence. All the images have to align perfectly.
Well here is today’s effort. Shot in the field of course 🙂
This is 15 photographs blended in Helicon Focus. It can be done in Photoshop but PS takes far too long for me. I have zero patience and if I can get the job done in 30 seconds I see no reason to faff about whilst Photoshop allows me to watch paint dry.
I think it turned out ok but I’d like feedback.
NB: Following feedback I have substituted a slightly cropped version to take out a distracting leaf.