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Whole Hornet head

Postby cybermystic » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:38 pm

O.K. so I was boring myself to death taking a focus-stacked photomicromosaic of the Hornet's head when I came up with a brilliant idea. I had taken 5 frames, when the idea came to me, so I stopped at this point with the following result:

ImageHornet 5-frames x20 by cybermystic, on Flickr

Now the brilliant idea was to use the Canon 100mm macro lens to take the whole Hornet head in one go, and to be extra smart and take 9-images and stack them together for better S/N. This is the result of that exercise:

ImageHornet macro by cybermystic, on Flickr

Now it doesn't take much to see that the focus-stacked photomicromosaic is going to give the far better image in the end. The only problem is that I will need to retake ALL the subs again as you need to do the whole exposure sequence in one go for this method to work well.

Eventually I am going to get there, but I do seem to be taking the long way round .

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Re: Whole Hornet head

Postby 4xxxx » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:45 am

Amazing Detail.

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Re: Whole Hornet head

Postby lagnificent » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:52 am

Never realized a hornet's face had an orange-like texture to it.
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