Where is the Fairy?

Probably one of the better focus stacked macros I have done, this one is created from 10 shots in total, each taken with the flash off camera to the right diffused with a white diffuser thingy..

I had the camera pretty well sitting on the ground and used the live view to compose the shot, I then reverted back to viewfinder to achieve the focus on the stalk since the liveview focus can be a bit flakey, then simply wound the focus ring in and out to get the depth of field, each time I just checked the image to see where the focus slice was and when it had past the front of the fungi I knew I had enough frames..

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 55mm f2.8 @ 55mm Aperture: f11 and Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO 400
Lightning goodness : SB600 off to the right triggered thru onboard flash

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16 thoughts on “Where is the Fairy?

  1. The effort was worth it. There's nice light and so much detail. I haven't done much focus stacking in the past, but your image clearly shows the advantage of this technique. Nice composition. The image conveys some calm atmosphere. The moss, the brown tint and the vivid colors let me almost smell the scenery. 😉

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