Dan McKenna  

Water Iris by Dan McKenna

September 2021 - Water Iris

About the Image(s)

Fuji GFX 100s, Fuji 120mm f4 Macro, ISO 100, 1/160s. 42 image focus stack with natural light. I think I could have gone to 60 images to get the very back petal on the left sharper. The slight breeze next to this pond made this a challenge though. Also, this was a group of flowers so isolating this one blossom also created a challenge. I probably could add to the canvas on the sides to give the subject a little more room. What does everyone think?

2 comments posted

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
Water on a flower always adds something special. I also like the dark background which helps show off the flower.   Posted: 09/06/2021 08:57:58

Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Nice capture Dan. I would definitely have wanted more space around the subject. Very difficult to undertake stacks in the wild. There is almost always a breeze no matter how still the air seems. I grow a lot of my plants in pots so that I can take them indoors to photograph and then return them to the garden. This also means that you can control the background better. Nevertheless, you have captured a lot of in-focus detail that just needs to be brought out now in post-processing. Might have been worth using a greater dof and reducing the number of images to speed up the process. I try to limit my stakes to <30 images of flowers.   Posted: 09/23/2021 12:04:03


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