The first focus stack I have done. Why this was a mystery to me for so long - I don’t know - total fun! Gnats and evidence of other critters deliberately included. !
Just beautiful, Kathy. I just love that one leaf pointing out from the sunflower. the background is really nice. I love everything about it. I have yet to try focus stacking, but Mark sure encouraged me to give it a try in his Macro Workshop last week. Maybe I will have the chance and time to give it a try.
PS: Getting late for me and I am tired. If this sound like I critiqued, I didn’t mean for it to. It is a lovely image and I sure wouldn’t change a thing.
Thank you for the complement and it doesn’t look like a “critique” to me! I just posted in this forum because I wanted to post a bigger file because of all the little details in the file.
I had attempted to focus stack before but never was successful. I saw a presentation on focus stacking with PS and it all made sense. When I got the file stacked and had a problem with a small area out of focus, I was able to pull up my original files and mask in a sharp area.
Anyway, I saw this flower in my garden and just knew I had to stack it to get the details that would show all those little bits in the middle. That was the motivator. That flower.
I’m thinking of making a creative version with a different background. Started on that late this afternoon and shortly decided that I had had enough computer time today. Will post if I get it done. I have a picture in my head but whether I’ll be able to execute is another story
Beautiful photo Kathy. . .and the stacking is superb. Really nice job. I’m glad you left in the creatures behind the sunflower, just adds some interest and fun.
Really nice framing, composition of leaves and open space, out of focus background, and fine details. So much to like. I did not expect to see blue in sunflower flower parts, but there it is!
Just lovely softness on the BG, and the flower is so detailed against it. The yellows are very well handled, with wonderful tonal detail, and the lone leaf is a great touch!
Kathy, I just love this image! I like that some petals are bent as well as the the leaf. It all looks very natural. The stacking is a great success…glad to hear you did it in Ps. Flower center is so sharp too. Beautiful!