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  1. Neil Burnell

    Neil Burnell

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    Narcissus Bulb Fly - Merodon Equestris

    Out this morning looking for butterflies but unfortunately didn't find any. I did find this little fly though and decided I would try my luck with a natural light stack. The biggest stack I've tried before is 8 or so shots but I really wanted to see what I could achieve with a much deeper stack, this one being 27 shots. As it was really calm and the fly wasn't moving in its sleep state I gambled on keeping the ISO at 100 with a shutter speed of 1/6s.

    Now its not perfect by any means and I'm still learning Zerene which can be an odd program at times, but I'm pretty happy with the results and it's given me confidence to try some more stacks.

    D7200 . Tamron 60mm F2 on 20mm tube . Natural Light (27 shots) . F5.6 . 1/6s . ISO 100

    [​IMG]Merodon Equestris by Neil Burnell, on Flickr
     
  2. davholla

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    Really good, what sort of time do you have to be up to get these photos? And where roughly in the UK are you? (I want to translate the time into the same time relative to the sun in London)
     
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    Just go as the sun rises, no particular time, found this one about 6.45
     
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    Very nice mate.... and brave to such a low shutter speed, hope you turned off the VC ;) on the tripod.
     
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    Super detail, excellent result.

    Paul.
     
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    :agree:
     
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  7. Neil Burnell

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    Getting there, just need more practice and some good light and nice subjects!

    Cheers Paul

    Thanks Alf
     
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    Oh my, that is super Neil. Excellent detail and coverage. Very pleasing natural light colours and even illumination.

    Did you have to fiddle with ("retouch") the image in Zerene or did it just fall nicely into place?
     
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    Had to do a fair bit of retouch around the legs Nick, I'll def be doing some more as soon as the wind dies!
     
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    What's not to like (y) great stacking work and love the detail in the grass.
    Clive
     
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    Meh.


    Only joking mate, I've already commented on this on twitter, superb.
     
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  12. Neil Burnell

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    Thanks Clive

    To be honest mate as far as an image goes it is very Meh, do hope yo get some better comps using stacking this summer tho (fingers crossed)!
     
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    Stunning Neil. :clap:
     
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    Ooooh my :love: Love this shot and the BG is just sublime Neil, 27 shots, thats very nice and theres nothing to be meh about, enjoy it, we all do :)
     

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