Smile and be happy!
I'm not even going to try to tell how difficult this was to take and process, what I will say is it's taken me most of the night working on it to get it to this stage and it would probably take me most of the morning to try and describe how it was done.....
Here's what I will tell you, It a Common Darter Dragonfly shot at x2 magnification, 67 images were layered over each other (stacked) to get the DOF I wanted. It was processed using DPP, PSP4 and a mish mash of other programs. In total I reckon this is the result of about 8 hours work! Told you all before I was manic and nuts with it!
The dragonfly was anaesthetised, but was later returned to the wild unharmed once he came round from his little sleep
Hope you enjoy the fruits of my labours I finally feel now that I've got this stacking lark licked!
BTW for those interest, we've a hedgehog in residence again and although he'll be asleep most of the day he will move around once in a while, if you want a wee peek, point your browsers to Ade's Hedgehog/Garden Cam
Close-up and macro
Wildlife and nature
Flash and lighting
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