A Simple Rose

This is a seven image focus stack from last Spring.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

Whatever you would like to contribute will be welcome

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Is this too tight or is it just about right?

Any pertinent technical details:

Camera Info: Nikon D750, tripod, remote release
Lens: VR 180mm f/2.8G
Focus Mode: Manual
AF-Area Mode: Single
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp.: +0.7EV
Metering: Matrix
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 200
83% of full frame
PP in LR/PS CC 2018, Topaz Studio, Camera Raw filter, TK sharpen for web @ 30%

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

Phil, first I do not shoot much macro. Having said that I love the color and the stacking looks spot on. It may be a bit tight for my taste only because the lower leaf keeps grabbing my eye. Could this be fully included in the shot?

Alan, I would have to add canvas. That is the bottom of the frame.

I like it as it is, Phil, but what is not to like! As for the leaf at the bottom, for some reason, it doesn’t bother me. Great job stacking. The colors and details are just wonderful.

The placement in the frame is fine. Detail and background as well. Like the wet look and the dew drops on the petal.

Hi Phil,

Your stacking turned out well and I like the leaf as part of the subject. A flower shot such as this one should fill the frame. Well done…Jim