Smooth Hawksbeard (and greenfly...)


Lubbyman

Link Posted 12/06/2020 - 17:18
Smooth Hawksbeard is the closest I can find in Mrs. L's wildflower book, so that must be what it is. The book says it grows in "rough and waste ground", which is a pretty good description of where it is growing in the garden. The picture was taken in the kitchen, having found that the breakfast bar gives a solid base for macro photography. It's a focus stack of many (possibly too many...) images taken with K3 + Irix 150mm. I didn't notice the greenflies until doing the stacking. Had to do some careful cloning because one of the wretched things moved during the image sequence . And every greenfly found anywhere in the house over the summer is now doubtless due to me taking this photo...

Thoughts, comments etc. welcome as usual.




Steve

Chrism8

Link Posted 12/06/2020 - 17:25
Nicely shot Steve
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

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bforbes

Link Posted 12/06/2020 - 20:21
I can really appreciate this having just started with focus stacking. Itís not as easy as you make it look.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 13/06/2020 - 00:04
Thanks folks.
bforbes wrote:
Itís not as easy as you make it look.

I apply the Fundamental Rule of Photography, which is --- never show your failures .

You're right about it not being easy. I'm not far up the learning curve myself. That shot actually took hours to produce, including a couple of attempts that didn't quite work out. But once you've started, you've got to keep going, admitting defeat is not an option!!

Steve

08tiger

Link Posted 13/06/2020 - 07:14
Nicely done
C&C welcome.
Don.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/06/2020 - 16:31
Really nicely done Steve
LennyBloke

Lubbyman

Link Posted 14/06/2020 - 09:29
Thanks folks. Appreciated.

Steve

prsjnb

Link Posted 19/06/2020 - 18:02
Very much to my taste, sir, with wonderful detail and vivid colour. The use of the black background really nails it

Sry

Link Posted 19/06/2020 - 20:38
Lovely indeed, Steve, and your perseverence is highly commendable.
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