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Some practice shots

Grumpy John

Old Hand
with my new Tokina 100mm Macro lens.
All images are uncropped, i.e. as shot.

Some flowers in the front yard. I should have set the f value to 8, or 10 to achieve greater DOF.



Pencil 1.jpg

Some tools of the trade.
#5 the locking screw on a 150mm vernier caliper.
Vernier 2.jpg

#6 barrel & thimble of a 50mm-75mm micrometer. This is a 30 image stack.
50-75 Micrometer.jpg

#7 Dandelion, 11 image stack.


Always on
Lovely dandelion shot at the end. Cropped rather tight at the top but if this the top of the original, I'd clone a few of the hairs out so they're not touch the top edge. Gorgeous colours and shows the delicate nature of these seed heads.

Nice set.

Grumpy John

Old Hand
Thanks for the feedback Snips, You're correct, it is a bit cramped at the top. I will revisit this shot and add a bit of canvas to the upper edge and do a content aware fill, hopefully that will improve the image.


Always on
Premium Member
Those pinks in the dandelion bg really suit it as a subject. I find stacking something like this is best done with a slightly higher aperture and less layers, f4 should still give you that creamy bg and using less layers should result in fewer blurred bits(Artifacts from the stacking process) you can see scattered amongst the seed fluff and the stem where it meets the seed head.