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by SteveB
Sun May 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bowker's marbled sapphire
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Bowker's marbled sapphire

Here are some pictures of Stugeta bowkeri tearei or Bowker's marbled sapphire taken on the Magaliesberg near Pretoria. All three pictures are freehand stacks taken in burst mode moving slowly backwards and then stacked in zerene stacker. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_20171122113...
by SteveB
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Heteroptera
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Great picture! I like how the background adds interest without taking attention away from the subject.
by SteveB
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Freehand stack - Robber fly with green eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Freehand stack - Robber fly with green eyes

Here's a picture of a robber fly that caught a moth near the top of the Magaliesberg a short distance west of Pretoria. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_20171120231132_ZS_retouched_2.jpg 1/640th F4. 19 shots rocking slowly backwards. Robber flies can make good "field stacks", becau...
by SteveB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cabbage White
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Stunning picture! The dew has such a fine texture. Do you know where the insects in your area generally roost, or do you just get up early and see what you can find? Congratulations.

Stephen
by SteveB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Freehand stack - Crab spider kill with waiting scavengers
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Lou, thanks for clarifying that. How very like Olympus! Extremely well thought out and practical if you know what you are doing and maddeningly counter-intuitive if you don't! When I was trying out that feature I felt caught between deleting many completely out of focus shots and not getting the who...
by SteveB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Freehand stack - Crab spider kill with waiting scavengers
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Yes indeed, I can't imagine that I would buy a new camera again which does not have focus bracketing. On the other hand, people should not feel that it is so difficult that they don't even try until they have a camera with this feature. I spent about a year wanting to do this kind of photography wit...
by SteveB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Freehand stack - Crab spider kill with waiting scavengers
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Thank you all very much for your encouraging remarks! I'm amazed at how well zerene stacker aligns handheld images. I'm quite surprised this technique is not more popular as it allows one to work without a flash as well as to throw untidy backgrounds deeply out of focus.

Stephen
by SteveB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Freehand stack - Crab spider kill with waiting scavengers
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Freehand stack - Crab spider kill with waiting scavengers

Hi all This is my first post, so advice would be valued. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6547_20171202110518_ZS_retouched_1.jpg Six shots in burst mode moving slowly backwards and then stacked with zerene Stacker mostly Dmap and touched up with the individual pictures where there were ...