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Noob wonders where he's going wrong with this moth

Still trying to get the hang of focus stacking. This is probably my most successful stack, with 10 images. Not sure if my problem is due to editing or the photography part, but there is some ghosting, especially at the tail end. It's difficult to get perfect alignment when there's wind blowing and a bug that moves. How do you usually deal with this sort of thing?

Obviously I wish I had more images for the foreground and background, but oh well.

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Nice shot scmkr, I find ghosting a challenge sometimes also, especially when shooting outdoors. I find different stacking softwares do better or worse at eliminating most of it. Which stacking software are you using?
I use a Canon R5 so I can shoot fast stacking bursts which helps, using the in camera focus stacking function, which automatically adjusts focus and shoots a set number of images.
Other than the I spend time in photoshop with the clone stamp tool :)
 
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Nice shot scmkr, I find ghosting a challenge sometimes also, especially when shooting outdoors. I find different stacking softwares do better or worse at eliminating most of it. Which stacking software are you using?
I use a Canon R5 so I can shoot fast stacking bursts which helps, using the in camera focus stacking function, which automatically adjusts focus and shoots a set number of images.
Other than the I spend time in photoshop with the clone stamp tool :)

Thank you. Good to know I'm not just doing something wrong :D
 
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Outdoor stacking could really be annoying and challenging if you've wind or clouds (different exposures within the stack). Your stack looks good so far but you'll get layer errors if you take the stack freehand or if the leafs wags back and forth. I use also Helicon Focus to render the stacks. But that's not a panacea...
 
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I wonder how all these people on instagram are doing it. There's lots of people that do freehand outdoor stacks and they look perfect!

weemadbeasties, tiny_tinas_teeny_tings are two examples. They post perfectly stacked photos almost every day. Both are using Helicon and both are doing it outside with live subjects