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ColoradoSkier
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/)

ColoradoSkier
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

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

Jeffro600
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...

ColoradoSkier
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. :)