Monomad Photography Challenge - Fly on blue buds

This is my entry into todays #monomad photography challenge.

It's a focus stacked image created from 137 separate shots at F4, 1/13sec, ISO200.

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  • Images taken with the Olympus E-M1 III and 60mm macro lens +extension tubes.
  • Stacked with Zerene Stacker
  • Edited with Capture One and Aurora hdr

The fly was quite a way back from the closest bud in the foreground which is why I had to take so many shots (137) to make the stack. I'm pleased with the result, I hope you like it too.

Below are some individual shots from the start, middle and end of the stack.



And here is the partially edited colour version
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If you would like to know more about how I create my macro images then please take a look at my tutorial, see links below

Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Preparing Insects
Part 3 Preparing Flowers
Part 4 Equipment
Part 5 Shooting the stack
Part 6 Processing the stack
Part 7 Editing the stack
Part 8 Final Summary

Thanks for taking a look at my photography


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