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Another Flower with my A 50 f1.7
Lens: A 50mm f1.7 Camera: K-3 II Photo Location: Granite Bay, CA ISO: 125 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F1.7 
Posted By: ToddK, 09-09-2018, 04:26 PM

This time a opened it all the way but focus stacked three images to get more of the plant in focus. I love the bokeh wide open.

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Wow this is a very finely crafted shot... love it! And a good reminder to me to make more use of focus stacking. Thanks for posting!
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Wow this is a very finely crafted shot... love it! And a good reminder to me to make more use of focus stacking. Thanks for posting!
Thanks GeoJerry! I can't tell you how much fun I am having looking for simple subjects like this one and working on my execution of the shots and post processing. I practically entertain myself all weekend long (much to the chagrin of my wife who thinks I never get the chores done...)
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Nicely done!

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Nicely done!
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Great done.
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How does one do focus stacking? I am familiar with what it is but not sure how to do it.


Great pic by the way.
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Great pic by the way.
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How does one do focus stacking? I am familiar with what it is but not sure how to do it.
I have not been doing it for long, so others may have better ways but here is how I do it: I do it with some macro flower shots by taking 3-5 shots, manually focused, and focus on different areas of the flowers I want in focus for the final photo. I use Lightroom and Photoshop to process them. Once they are in LR, I highlight all of them and go to the Edit In and select Open in Layers in PS. That brings them all together in PS. Once there, in the Edit menu I choose Auto Align and run it through to make sure they all line up. After that, I go back to the Edit menu and select Auto Blend. PS then works its magic and comes up with a blend of all of the shots. If I like it, I go to Layers menu and flatten it. Auto Blend doesn't always work to perfection, but so far it has had good results.

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wife who thinks I never get the chores done...
Good to know I'm not alone...
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Great done.
Thanks KDD!
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Just a wonderful image.
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Just a wonderful image.
Thanks so much for the comment Heinrich!
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Well executed photography. I really enjoy my Pentax-A 50mm 1.7 Lens. As I always say, it has some beautiful glass. Thanks so much for uploading.

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Well executed photography. I really enjoy my Pentax-A 50mm 1.7 Lens. As I always say, it has some beautiful glass.
Thanks Tony. You are right about this lens, it produces vivid colors and bokeh.
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