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Rock Rose Pollen and Seeds

Another macro photography example. This one is of pollen and seeds from a Rock Rose, a native plant of Texas.  I was actually trying to do another focus stack like I did for the Mud Dauber wing joint but the flower kept wilting.  So, I shook some pollen onto the surface and out came some seeds.  I mixed the pollen and seeds together.  I shot 36 images and combined them into this single image.  As you can see, the back side of the image is not in focus.  The reason for this is that I did not take enough images.  I probably needed 15 or 20 more to make the entire scene complete.

Rock Rose Pollen and Seeds

These images were taken with my Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens.  In addition, I used 68mm of extension tubes to get a larger magnification. The total magnification is about 8x. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/8 at ISO 100. I took a total of 36 images and stacked it with Helicon Focus.

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