This mourning dove egg (about .5 inch [1.25cm]) was in the lawn under our grape vine. We have been watching the dove pair build the nest for a while.
The egg was shot in situ. This image is a composite of 14 shots. Each shot used the same exposure but I focused on a different part of the image for each exposure. To keep things clear, I used the mirror lockup function and triggered the shutter with my wireless release.
The 14 shots were pulled into Photoshop and combined using a process described by Katrin Eismann in her article published in the October 2011 issue of Photoshop User Magazine.
I've included a few of the original shots to illustrate what is going on here. V2 is the first shot (focused on the foreground grass). V3 is shot number 7 and V4 is shot number 14 (focused on the background blades of grass).
The resultant image was further tweaked a bit using the Nik Software Photoshop plugins.
|Camera:||Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||90.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||2 Jun 2012 - 1:51 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|