One of my priorities when I photograph Texas Wildflowers is to get a good background. When trying to photograph this Rock Rose at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, I noticed the sign in the background and I thought it would be a good idea to include it but it was too far away and out of focus. Using the focus stacking technique (twice) I was able to get a series of frames of the flower and separately a photograph of the sign. I merged them using the technique described below.
Focus stacking is not just for macro photography. Many talented photographers use it for landscape photography as well. You can find out more about focus stacking by clicking here.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 6D Mark II using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/5, shutter speed at 1/100th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 14 images which I brought together into one image using Photoshop and the focus stacking technique. I then finalized the image in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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