Monomad Photography Challenge - Hoverfly on dandelion

in Black And White23 days ago (edited)

This is my entry into todays #monomad photography challenge.

Here is a focus stacked image created from 33 separate shots at F2, 1/250sec, ISO200.

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  • Images taken with the Olympus E-M1 III and 25mm mitakon f0.95 lens + 10mm extension tube
  • Stacked with Zerene Stacker
  • Edited with Capture One and Aurora hdr

I normally use my 60mm macro lens for close up shots but it was not suitable on this occasion. It was either too tight on the subject or if I pulled back then the background was not sufficiently out of focus.

To the rescue came my Mitakon 25mm f0.95. I used it with my 10mm extension tube and shot at f2.0 and it gave the results I was after.

The Mitakon is a manual lens so I had to focus stack using the old method of manually turning the focus ring a small amount between each shot.

Some more images I created of the the same fly and dandelion.
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2021-04-14-16.01.03 ZS retouched_1_1_1.jpg

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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


Manually curated by ackhoo from the @qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you very much.

Congratulations. Today's #monomad third place is yours. Thank You very much for participating.

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@brianhphotos i want to see your colore macro pictures. Amazing pictures

Thank You. I'll see if I can post some colour images later today.