Nature Notes

September 7, 2009

Rugosa Rose: 9 Image Stack

Filed under: Flowers,Photography Tips — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Rugosa Rose, Rosa rugosa

Rugosa Rose, Rosa rugosa

Not long ago I wrote a post on Image Stacking and some of the software that can be used with it. It is often used with things like macro shots of insects but I also see it as a very useful technique with wildflowers where the lens used may not always provide a lot of Depth of Field. With this image and the angle shot from, if I used my 180 macro lens to focus on the center stamens, both the petal edges and leaves would be out of focus. I ended up taking a series of 9 images ranging from focus on the edge of the petals and gradually moving back to the leaves. The images were processed in Zerene Stacker which combined them to give a focused image throughout that range.


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3 Comments »

  1. I did some experiments in the past with CombineZM. I don’t know Zerene Stacker. Thanks for discovering a new tool to try. Best regards.

    Comment by macroinstantes — September 7, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  2. Hi from google Google-TCW

    Comment by Google-TCW — September 8, 2009 @ 3:38 am

  3. Thanks

    I tried CombineZm and found it took a long time on my compueter and it had more artifacts. I lot of people seem to prefer it though.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 9, 2009 @ 8:40 am

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