Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  


Grasshopper by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

August 2019 - Grasshopper

About the Image(s)

This fellow was found in my back yard. After preparation, 67 images were taken with
WeMacro and moved into Helicon focus. There was a lot of work removing artifacts
and some accentuation of the rather muted colors. Canon Macro lens adapted to
Sony 6300. F-8, 1/30; Iso 1000. Fixed lights in a tent with black background.


This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Another finely focus and interesting image. Your posts with specimen identification are an education. The thin inside stroke around the edges is complimentary not only in color but gives a finished look to the entire presentation.   Posted: 08/12/2019 20:32:24

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: You have mastered the use of focus stacking for certain. The Grasshopper is shown with extreme sharpness; at this high magnification focus stacking is the only way to achieve this. You can try to stop your macro lens down to f/22 and even then you could not render the subject in total sharpness front to back. At f/22 you run into diffraction problems where the entire image softens up, so what is in focus would not show anything close to the sharp detail you have shown here.
Choice of background color is well chosen and I like the border treatment very well. Good Work!!   Posted: 08/13/2019 00:48:54

Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
This is very clear and clean for an ISO of 1000. The Sony does a nice job. I'm looking at the ar7IV coming in September. The image for me very nice and the lighting is just right. Nice work.   Posted: 08/15/2019 13:03:02

Rosangela Silva   Rosangela Silva
Wow, it does require some expertise to get this type of image. I love everything in it, no need to further comment. Bravo, Neal!   Posted: 08/21/2019 21:05:58

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
Neal the grasshopper look like it is suspended in mid air. Nice work.
  Posted: 08/29/2019 12:37:36