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Hi all found this DEAD hover fly on window sill this morning , on the sick at moment with a knee problem so been playing around with this shot today. Took about 8 shots using reverse ring and off camera flash mounted directly above and used touch at the front to light up the lower side . Quite happy with the result but dont think much of the focus stacking program i,m using (its zp combine internet free ) might be expecting too much but any advise on a better program would be great , thanks for tacking a look , Kel

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2013 - 11:52 AM
Title:Hover Bover
Username:kel55 kel55
Uploaded:10 Jul 2013 - 4:52 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Wildlife / nature
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 4:58 PM

Can't advise on the stacking issue, Kel!
I do like this image, though - sharp and well detailed - well done!
The detail of, and the way Mother Nature has 'designed' the eyes is wonderful!
Regards,
Richard

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vikkij
vikkij  8 England
10 Jul 2013 - 5:01 PM

Love this....

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 5:02 PM

A magic image.
Here mu UA for todays top image in my eyes..

Dave

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 5:03 PM

Same as **** can't advise just know its a cracking shot. Thought he had to be dead to get that close.
But it's one of the best I've seen well done.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Mind blowing, simply mind blowing...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 5:10 PM

8 Shots IMHO isn't enough, especially using a reverse ring set up, I'd had been looking at 20-30 separate images in a subject as close as this......
Try using the trial version of Zerene and see how you get on with that. I personally swear by it and have used most of the stacking programs over the last few years. The full version isn't cheap coming in at around 60, but the trial version gives full functionality for 30 days by which time you should have learned it thoroughly and decided whether you can justify the cost. I've got some images in my p/f which will give some idea of what you can do with if you care to look.
It might be wise to invest in a focus rail of some description if you haven't done so already......Great effort all the same! Good luck and keep learning....

Ade

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HectorRivera
10 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

Great detail and contrast.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

Wonderful macro image

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maratsuikka
10 Jul 2013 - 5:33 PM


Quote: Mind blowing, simply mind blowing...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
10 Jul 2013 - 6:06 PM

wow love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 7:30 PM

Well I think it is astonishing. It's just a shame that the insect has to be half dead or dead to achieve this technique.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4629 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 7:58 PM

Amazing shot !!!!!!!!!!!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:10 PM

Sorry Kel - I have been that busy composing I only just saw your shot! one word from me today (which makes a change)...... WOW!!

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:16 PM

Good shot.
Another program which is quite good and free is Helicon focus.
Like Ade say's you do need a lot more images to get a good final image.
Colin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:29 PM

Stunning Image!!

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focused-photography

Great shot.

Carsten

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adriansart
20 Jul 2013 - 8:45 PM

Wow what a stunning piece of macro photography, very graphic, love the detail and clarity and if I had an award left to give this would get it!

Adrian.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:00 PM

Amazing!
Ty

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