On 6/14/2022 7:06 PM, DZDub wrote:
On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 3:32 PM Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is the ant trapped? Or?
Slow Munch Moose
I'd say he's lunch.
That was my assumption. Then I thought about the little fish that hang out in poisonous sea anemones, fish that clean
sharks' teeth, and so on. Just don't know.
On focus bracketing, I have the feeling that the average Joe thinks he could
get that shot with his phone
Well, in a way, he can. Lots of DoF and lots of computational processing. It's much better than either an Instamatic
shot or just trying to describe what he saw. I do have an iPhone 13 Pro. Using the Halide app to get an unprocessed Raw
file and doing my own processing, it can be surprisingly good, but not like this shot. 😁
But, of course, FF would be better, if it had an 800 mm lens and focus bracketing.
My EM-1 is still new to me and I only have one lens capable of auto FB (mZ
12-40). I see this was shot at 400mm. Is the lens something like the mZ
Nah, I would need a Sherpa to carry that one for me. It happens to be the M.Z 100-400, although the result would be the
same with the PLeica 100-400.
The reason for the long FL was simply physical. The collection of carnivorous plants is in a swampy area, protected by a
fence, so a long lens is the only way to get close. I have done a LOT of 400 mm stacks. The results can be stunning.
And many many more. . .
How many shots required for the stack?
My default, set on C2, is a stack of 31, interval=1. That is often more than I need. In this case, you can see the DoF
going soft on the back petal/sepal, so full depth would have required more. Works well for me here, unreal DoF, with a
fade to soft at the back to make it look more natural.
This shot, same lens and camera, a few minutes apart, required 11 slices.
I focus on what I think is the closest point, then lean back just a little to shoot. I started this long ago, when I was
getting too many OoF closest points. Then I flip through them all, finding the start and end frames i want, and export
them to Helicon Focus. After stacking and processing, I dump the unused frames.
The big thing the OM-1 brings to this particular party is speed. The stack is
taken much quicker. than the E-M1 II or GX9.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/