Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  

Crowded by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

August 2022 - Crowded

About the Image(s)

Here I used my Sony 6300 camera with a Canon 100 mm macro lens (and adapter)
(1/25 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1,600)

Many focus slice images were taken using a WeMacro rail.
The slides were 100 microns apart.
Slices were stacked in Helicon Focus and processed further in Photoshop with dodging, burning and sharpening.

2 comments posted

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: Another good example of the use of focus stacking to attain excellent sharpness in a high magnification subject with technical excellence. Really good composition with the main stem running on a diagonal from bottom left to the upper right, also the main stem does not enter or leave the frame in a corner, in my humble opinion this is to be avoided. Excellent cross lighting from the lower right, the shadows caused by the stems and the insects on the leaf
itself adds a good point of interest. Kudos on excellent work !!
  Posted: 08/07/2022 01:04:54

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
What a clear and interesting image (although it is a bit creepy as well). I agree with the early comments offered by Murphy. Although this image really highlights the complex structure of the leaf, the interaction of the critters among themselves and with the leaf is the real story. The detail, composition and clarity of the presentation really allows this story to surface. An effort to be proud of. Nice Job !   Posted: 08/07/2022 12:38:29


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