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bobfriedman

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Bee
« on: June 10, 2015, 19:43:16 »
Nikon D800E ,Mitutoyo M Plan APO 2x NA 0.055 200/0
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Re: Bee
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 23:32:41 »
The overall image clarity is excellent. I assume this results from focus stacking and am curious as to how many images were required and what focus step size you sued.

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Re: Bee
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 23:41:56 »
Thank you Bjorn... i posted 275 images above..  The Mitutoyo M-PLan 2x objective has a DoF of 0.091mm so given the 12mm or so of bee (from memory) this represents almost 2x oversampling.. i probably could have gotten away with 130 images.... so my step size was probably half the DoF....

Added Note... I have found that oversampling helps reduce artifacts in the composite image. This image required very little retouching.. I normally use both Pmax and Dmap algorithms, setting the threshold on Dmap and retouching with Pmax.
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Re: Bee
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 02:57:23 »
Nikon D800E ,Mitutoyo M Plan APO 5x NA 0.14 200/0
275 stack
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Re: Bee
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 03:19:40 »
Nikon D800E ,Mitutoyo M Plan APO 20x NA 0.42 200/0
275 stack
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Re: Bee
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 08:16:06 »
That lens and camera combination appears to be  top-notch performer for sure. Also observe stacking software has greatly improved over the years, although some fine detail (bristles etc.) still might need the occasioal retouch later.

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Re: Bee
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 10:41:41 »
The first two images both have a very nice clean look, they really shine and pop.
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Re: Bee
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 11:32:36 »
it gets much more difficult as the mag increases..

at 5x it is much easier

Nikon D800E ,Mitutoyo M Plan APO 5x NA 0.14 200/0
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Re: Bee
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2015, 15:45:04 »
Amazing detail, clarity and pop!

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Re: Bee
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2015, 20:16:52 »
Hi Bob,

Count me in the rank of you admirers.
The first shot, with its side view and white background looks a bit too clean and documentary to me but the others tick all the marks.

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Re: Bee
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 07:33:00 »
The detail is simply mind boggling.
I like looking at each and every one wishing it was mine
Thanks for sharing. since I dont do macro - Its great to see yours.
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Re: Bee
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 11:31:21 »
another honey bee from this past weekend...

Nikon D800E ,Mitutoyo M Plan APO 5x NA 0.14 200/0
184 stack, RAYNOX TUBE 170mm bellows extension, 5mm objective extension - aprox 3.86x


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