Small Flowers - SX30 with Raynox 150
The 4th one is my favorite, Stephen. Beautiful work, especially with the black backgrounds. You are our resident RAYNOX Stacking Master.
I've been working more with carpentry tools rather then photography tools lately (actually haven't had time to even touch my cameras since the turtle traffic jam image the other day). But in working with my machinery, I needed to order a Micro-Adjuster that attaches to the tools for precise additive distance adjustments from the blades/cutters. Although I haven't received it yet, I think I may be able to adapt it to my photo rails as well. Since adjustments can be dialed in down to .005 inch, this may turn in to an interesting project for stacking images. Of course I'll also have to find the time. I'll have to give myself a day off soon.
Again, beautiful images.
Well done,I like it a lot.
The micro-adjuster sounds good and you shouldn't need any finer than .005 inch.
Thanks for your comments j213m7, OptiGlass and woody allen.
Excellent series! Outstanding focus stacking resulting in wonderful images
Thank you for sharing,
Beautiful work Stephen! Were you working inside with a dark background or did you have to put up with the breezes? I like the dark backgrounds but am wondering what they would be like with light backgrounds? Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Augustin Man and MurryG.
These images were all indoors. I use a piece of black cotton cloth, loosely lining the inside of a small pail, as a light box. Nothing fancy. Even the slightest breeze can make it too difficult outside, although I have managed it with some tiny flowers surrounded by grass. Even indoors there can be movement as delicate stems sag. (That is why the red currant blossoms are not framed very well.) I got around the sagging problem with the lamium image by suspending the flower upside down, which also helped to see under the flower's cap.