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04-14-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Studying Water Droplets
Lens: Macro 50mm zoom 1:1 Camera: Pentax K-r Photo Location: Amherst, NH ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F4 

Working on scenes reflecting in water droplets on flowers, this was the best of the day. All input is welcome as I am new to this, today was my first attempt.
If anyone has experience with focus stacking I would love a few pointers as I will need to learn this technique going forward, without it these types of pics are very limited. Thanks : )

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Nothing looks sharp here.
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Any chance you can PP in a different background color. I'm struggling to see what is in the water droplets because of the conflicting greens
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Thanks for the input, if u can't see what's in the droplet I did not succeed in the image. I will work on them some more . . .

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I don't know anything about focus stacking, but I couldn't help but notice you shot the image at F4. I would try stopping down to F8-F16 before trying focus stacking (I think this would still keep your background out of focus enough???). You may have to take two images though (one with the flower in focus and one with the contents of the bubble in focus).

It looks like a great concept, though. I think you will have a very nice image if you are able to pull off the technical details.

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