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June 3rd, 2009, 09:07 AM
It was a good morning to shoot some macros.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3606/3592575978_03a6abf35c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3592575978/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3592577300_a6104cab40_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3592577300/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3592574920_aaffa7f70d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3592574920/)

June 3rd, 2009, 10:22 AM
Bear with the large images, here are 3 more that I shot this morning.

This one is a combination of 6 images at varying focus points, combined using Helicon Focus.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3592802926_e6e64b3b15_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3592802926/)

This one is a combination of 4 images, same technique as above.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3592800688_bafbccbe4e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3592800688/)

And this one is a combination of 6 images, again same technique as above.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3591990651_d36c3e8a48_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3591990651/)

I did a writeup on Helicon Focus some time back if anyone is interested. http://www.chesterbullock.com/2008/08/20/review-helicon-focus

June 4th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Love the last one :D

June 4th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Hrmm...maybe its just me but the ones you stacked(with Helicon) just dont do anything for me...

Personally, i think most(i say this loosely too) macro shots, especially of flowers should have a narrow depth of field and should draw your attention to a specific feature...these ones your eyes just wander all over them and are pretty "busy". The ones you posted in the Challenge thread were MUCHO better IMO...

June 4th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I like the challenge ones better too, but I also like these. I should have had a subject with more color though, that may have helped. To each his own. :)