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Focus Stack + HDR
Lens: SMC 50mm f/1.4 w/ 68mm extension tubes Camera: Pentax K20D ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/45s Aperture: F13.5 
Posted By: enoeske, 07-28-2010, 07:23 PM

This image consists of 5 shots with varying focal points (from near eye to far eye). After the images were focus stacked, I used a light touch of HDR using Oloneo plus all my regular image processing techniques. This was my first time attempting a proper focus stack and one of the first time using HDR. Definitely my first time combining the 2. What do you think?


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Just two words...Holy Cow!!!
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Awesome. How did you get it to stay still? Was it dead?
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OMG, I might have a dozen questions but to answer your question first...I think its the most incredible technical work I ever saw on a macro stack.
Now,
what is it?
how big is it?
were you maxed out on magnification with the 50+63mm?
did you use a macro rail?

Really incredible.

Thank you in advance for educating me.

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Its a cicada, and they are about 1-2 inches big usually.

What do you mean by maxed out on magnification?

Anyways, neat idea. I've wanted to try a full HDR (several images for the HDR) and focus stack for some time now but there's no stationary insects like the cicada where I live unless they are dead. I've also been attempting a pano + focus stacking but have yet to be fully successful?

edit: unless I misunderstood, its a focus stacked image with a pseudo HDR feature added right?
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Ewwwwww!,but yet awesome!
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I'm just glad these things are only 1-2 inch.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sawtooth235 Quote
Awesome. How did you get it to stay still? Was it dead?
It was freshly dead. They stay still better that way.

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OMG, I might have a dozen questions but to answer your question first...I think its the most incredible technical work I ever saw on a macro stack.
Now,
what is it?
how big is it?
were you maxed out on magnification with the 50+63mm?
did you use a macro rail?

Really incredible.

Thank you in advance for educating me.
It's a cicada, I would say about the size of a thumb up to the first knuckle, with wings that go past that.

@ 50mm + 68mm ET, I should be a bit past 1:1 mag. I was maxed out because I was at minimum focus distance on the lens.

Nope, 5 handheld shots just by moving closer which changed the focal point.

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Its a cicada, and they are about 1-2 inches big usually.

What do you mean by maxed out on magnification?

Anyways, neat idea. I've wanted to try a full HDR (several images for the HDR) and focus stack for some time now but there's no stationary insects like the cicada where I live unless they are dead. I've also been attempting a pano + focus stacking but have yet to be fully successful?

edit: unless I misunderstood, its a focus stacked image with a pseudo HDR feature added right?
Yea, Pseudo HDR

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Rense, your work is always awesome so that really says something
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
5 handheld shots just by moving closer which changed the focal point.
That may be the most astounding aspect of all!
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if you could see me now, you'd see my mouth hanging wide open....
this is perhaps the most astounding macro composition i've seen outside of
a scientific textbook.... borders on electron microscope detail.......
i applaud your inventiveness, effort and creativity.... dave m
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It's hideous; but hideously awesome! Great job.
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incredible!
I think you should be really happy with this attempt!
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
Its a cicada, and they are about 1-2 inches big usually.

What do you mean by maxed out on magnification?
Sorry for the incomprehensible question. Having given away my reversing ring last year I quickly forgot how I used it. My question was if you focused as close as possible for max magnification or gained DOF by increasing the distance to the cicada but losing some magnification.

You have hundreds of macro shooters thinking at this moment how to make their own stacked/HDR shots....my new reversing ring arrives tomorrow. Thanks.

EDIT - Whoops, found your answer in a later post. Thanks.
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Well done - a feat of PP and photographic technique not easily accomplished.
Love your work.
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