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rcorteschile

Renato Cortés
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A crop of a bumblebee image.
Hairs are very problematic as they produce halos in the stacked image. There is a technique to do sub-stacks, but haven't tried yet.
Other issues come from the number of dust particles the insects have, not visible to naked eyes. I haven't tried more advanced cleaning techniques such as alcohol, or even ultrasonic baths. I use a thin brush to remove the particles from eyes and other parts, but the result depends on each case. Insects such as beetles are easier to clean. Hairy insects are the most challenging.

Laowa 25mm ultra macro lens.
Wemacro automated rail
Stack in Helicon Focus then retouched in Photoshop.
2 Flash remotely triggered and homemade diffuser


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Helix_2648

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I wouldn't criticise the halos because I don't see them. The blurry hairs looks like they are behind the DOF.
The result looks great rcorteschile rcorteschile! That's an amazing stack! So clear and sharp in all details! No ifs or buts!
 
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