September Garden flowers

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These were captured hand-held using natural light in our garden last week using a Panasonic G9 and an Olympus 60mm macro. The third and fifth were raw stills captured using aperture bracketing (which with one shutter press captures one image each from f/2.8 to f/22) so during selection/post processing I could choose the one which had the balance between subject focus coverage and background rendition that I liked best. The other six used focus racked 6K video to provide JPEGs for focus stacking.

The stills were processed with Silkypix, Lightroom and DeNoise AI. The videos were processed with Helicon Focus, Lightroom and DeNoise AI. #7 also had a round trip from Lightroom to Photoshop and back to clean up a couple of stacking artefacts that I found easier to handle in Photoshop than with Helicon Focus' retouching tools.

There are 1300 pixel high versions of these images and some more images from the session in this album at Flickr.


#1. 26 focus stacked 6K video frames

1698 01 2020_09_10 P1234090_0004 26 B,Radius8,Smoothing4_PLab3 LR 1300h DNAIAuto0.5Sh
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#2. 79 focus stacked 6K video frames, stacked with two stacking methods and merged

1698 02 2020_09_10 P1234198_0006 79 A27,4+innerB27,4+i LR 1300h DNAIAutoSh0.75
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#3. Still taken from an aperture bracket set

1698 05 2020_09_10 P1234429 SP10 LR 1300h DNAIAuto
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#4. 56 focus stacked 6K video frames

1698 06 2020_09_10 P1234530_0062 56 B,Radius26,Smoothing4 LR 1300h DNAIAuto1,30
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#5. Still taken from an aperture bracket set

1698 08 2020_09_10 P1234569 SP10 LR 1300h DNAIAutoSh0.5
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#6. 37 focus stacked 6K video frames

1698 13 2020_09_10 P1234778_0006 37 B,Radius26,Smoothing4 LR 1300h-2 DNAIAutoSh5
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#7. 58 focus stacked 6K video frames

1698 14 2020_09_10 P1244885_0005 58 B,Radius26,Smoothing4-Edit LR 1300h DNAIAutoSh0
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#8. 21 focus stacked 6K video frames. This is a significant crop from a portrait orientation capture

1698 16 2020_09_10 P1244928_0024 21 B,Radius26,Smoothing4+iv3 LR 1300h-2 DNAIAuto
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


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Another great set Nick.
#2 is bang on the money IMO (y)
Thanks Chris. I got lucky with #2, finding the shield bug so nicely positioned. But at least I had plenty of time to work on the captures. (Contrast with with #3, a spur of the moment reaction, shooting seven shots automated from f/2.8 to f/22 (because that was the way the camera happened to be set up at that moment) and different shutter speeds, one of which just happened to work out ok. Pure luck.)
 
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Love the whole set, Nick, with #7 being my favourite. It's composition and the contrast of white petals against that dark background makes it for me (y)

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Thanks Russ.

( #7 is my favourite too. :) )
 
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