I had my first go at focus stacking this evening – that is to take a macro shot that is in focus throughout the image. It’s my wife’s birthday today and she got (amongst many other things) a Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis Orchid to give its proper name which was the perfect subject to start on.

This image is made up of 8 shots all stitched together in Helicon Focus 5.2. It was taken with my Nikon 105mm macro lens with a 32mm extension tube. The original composition was rubbish so it’s been heavily cropped and I had to photoshop out the obligatory cat hairs that had somehow got in there!

Maybe I’ll take a normal picture of the flower tomorrow.

Phalaenopsis orchid or moth orchid for ease


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I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm a member of the Bishops Stortford Camera club and have embarked on my 2nd 365 journey - I completed my first one back in 2012.

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    Failed Orchid v2

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