Dan McKenna  


Skunk Cabbage by Dan McKenna

May 2022 - Skunk Cabbage

About the Image(s)

Fuji GFX 100s, Fuji 120mm f4, ISO 1600, 1/60s, f11. 25 Images focus stacked in Helicon Pro. The Skunk Cabbage as the name implies attracts insects by luring them with the smell of rotting flesh. They grow in bogs in the Pacific Northwest. This means you need to get in and out quickly with the photo capture for obvious reasons.


7 comments posted




Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
Love this one! Colors bright, very focused. Lighting fascinates me - is it a flash? totally dark background makes the plant stand out and the water drops add to the reality.   Posted: 05/01/2022 08:59:52
Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
Thank you. No flash, under exposed background was blended into the focus stack which was exposed for the flower.   Posted: 05/01/2022 14:06:57



David Heemsbergen   David Heemsbergen
Very nice image and nicely done. Like that background is blurred and subtle. I am starting to experiment with focus stacking so this is additional motivation. Have not invested in Helicon or other software, but may have to do so.   Posted: 05/02/2022 18:22:21



Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
It is amazing that you has no flash! I must learn about focus stacking!   Posted: 05/12/2022 11:13:55



Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
It is amazing that you has no flash! I must learn about focus stacking!   Posted: 05/12/2022 11:13:56



Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
It is amazing that you has no flash! I must learn about focus stacking!   Posted: 05/12/2022 11:13:58



Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Worth photo-stacking to get this image. They are grown in gardens in the UK but, as you say, the smell is memorable! The leaf is essential for this image, but I wonder if we need to see more and the point at which the flower and leaf join in particular!   Posted: 05/18/2022 03:37:30



 

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