Some Newfoundland Wildflowers

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Some Newfoundland Wildflowers
Aug 1, 2013

I am just back from a vacation in Newfoundland.

1 - Gros Morne as seen from Salmon Point in Rocky Harbour

Here are some wildflower images from Gros Morne National Park, taken by trails at Western Brook Pond and Baker's Brook Falls:

Images 2-5 are stacked from shots 3 mm apart, using a tripod and macro rails. Shots were taken every time the wind died down and the main subject was in the same position in the frame. Several attempts at using this technique failed because of relative motion between different parts of the image. I achieved greatest success when the in-focus parts of the image moved as a unit. The stacked images were taken with my homemade 600 mm closeup lens but stacking also works well with telemacro. The images were stacked with Zerene Stacker.

2 - Sheep Laurel - 9 shots 150.5 mm 600 mm closeup lens

3 - Water Avens - 12 shots 93.2 mm 600 mm closeup lens

4 - Water Avens - 5 shots 90.9 mm 600 mm closeup lens

5 - Fringed Orchid - 13 shots - 61.2 mm 600 mm closeup lens

Single-shot images 6-8 were shot at f/8 to maximize depth-of-field, using either the 600 mm closeup lens or telemacro:

6 - Cottongrass - single shot f/8 73.0 mm 600 mm closeup lens

7 - Bakeapple or Cloudberry - single shot f/8 150.5 mm 600 mm closeup lens

8 - Sundew eating an insect - single shot telemacro - f/8 150.5 mm x 1.3 digital

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