James Silliman  

Double Madness Petunias by James Silliman

July 2024 - Double Madness Petunias

About the Image(s)

While visiting my daughter and her family recently, I noticed a planter containing what I think are Double Madness Petunias on the back patio. I thought this would be a good opportunity to practice my developing (no pun intended) skills in focus stacking.
The image was made with a Nikon D610 and 105 Nikkor Macro lens. Settings were f/3.5 at 1/40 sec. and ISO 150. The resulting image is a collection of thirteen separate images stored in LR then stacked and refined in PS. I did enhance the final image. Minor adjustments were made in LR adding texture, clarity and vibrance.
I know I have a great deal to learn about focus stacking and I welcome any suggestions.

1 comment posted

Melissa Cramer Sonnen   Melissa Cramer Sonnen
James - I don't think this shot says that you have a lot to learn about focus stacking - I think you have nailed it already. Your colors are spectacular. But the amazing detail on all edges is the best. That tiny piece of stem on the bottom right shows the perfect focus details on those tiny hairs. And I like the intrusion of the green - it cools the heat of the fuchsia color just enough.   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:34:37


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