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Owlfly Eyes - Nikon D850; Nikon 200mm macro lens; Nikon 6T diopter reversed; Tripod; MLU; Remote Release; Manual Mode; Manual Focus. 19 image stack using Helicon Focus Lite. 1/20s f/16; ISO 800 Cropped image. Processed in Photoshop using Topaz Lab Denoise AI and Color Efex Pro 4. Shot in field.







Jun 13, 2022 at 05:07 AM
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bayouboy63 wrote:
Owlfly Eyes - Nikon D850; Nikon 200mm macro lens; Nikon 6T diopter reversed; Tripod; MLU; Remote Release; Manual Mode; Manual Focus. 19 image stack using Helicon Focus Lite. 1/20s f/16; ISO 800 Cropped image. Processed in Photoshop using Topaz Lab Denoise AI and Color Efex Pro 4. Shot in field.


Stunning!

On the few occasions when I have seen Owlflies I haven't got a decent shot at all.

I don't think I have come across "diopter reversed" before.

Harold



Jun 13, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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I started macro photography after reading John Shaw's book Closeups in Nature. Since I was a newbie, he used the 6T reversed so I did the same. Haven't looked back.


Jun 13, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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bayouboy63 wrote:
I started macro photography after reading John Shaw's book Closeups in Nature. Since I was a newbie, he used the 6T reversed so I did the same. Haven't looked back.


I must consider that for my Marumis or Raynox, more for interest than need. My Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 covers most of my high mag needs.

Harold



Jun 13, 2022 at 12:43 PM
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Good for you!


Jun 13, 2022 at 02:27 PM
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Sounds like a fair amount of work, but the results were clearly worth it. That is a truly impressive image. TFS.


Jun 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM
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bayouboy63 wrote:
I started macro photography after reading John Shaw's book Closeups in Nature. Since I was a newbie, he used the 6T reversed so I did the same. Haven't looked back.


John Shaw was a brilliant photographer. His closeups in nature was my 'bible 'in the eighties and nineties.
I have to say that I do regret using his favourite film Kodachrome 25. A pain to print on Cibachrome and now a pain to scan well.
Your image is certainly a good tribute to him.





Jun 14, 2022 at 11:33 AM
 


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Phenomenal image! Lovely PoV and detail


Jun 16, 2022 at 02:48 AM
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Amazing image. Thanks for sharing.


Jun 17, 2022 at 06:29 PM
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The use of f16 in a stack is very unusual but very successful.

Harold



Jun 21, 2022 at 01:12 AM
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Depends on the background.


Jun 21, 2022 at 04:50 AM
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bayouboy63 wrote:
Depends on the background.


Isn't that about aesthetics? I was thinking of the fine detail.

Harold



Jun 21, 2022 at 04:53 AM
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Well with focus stacking I usually shoot at f/5.6 to obtain good bokeh behind subject. I like clear backgrounds. This cooperative subject was moved to a shaded area and shot very close. I wanted detail in the eyes and I chose f/16 to stack at close range.


Jun 21, 2022 at 01:39 PM







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