Ten Blue Confetti Chimera African Violet Stacked Images

Historically when I tried to do macro photography with bloom images of my African violets the issue for me was that the depth of field was sharp only in a very narrow range.  This resulted in an  image that had part of the bloom in focus and the rest of the bloom out of focus.  I tried a photo stacking program to solve this issue.  So what I did was focus on the top of the bloom, then on the plain just under that , then the plain below that, on and on, all the way down to the bottom petals and a tad beyond.  I placed all 10 images into an on-line software called Helicon focus.  Then allowed Helicon to stack the 10 images I made into the final product you see below (click on the below image to enlarge and inspect).   The Image is not perfect in terms of focus at every fraction of a mm, (which comes down to what I inputted) but I do see considerable utility for improving the images I post on this site.BC 10 image focus


  1. Lenclos
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    You can put your camera on a tripod, shoot at a higher fstop (f-22, for instance) and a slower shutter speed (15th of a second or lower, what ever your light meter tells you to do). Easier to do these things in camera.

  2. admin
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip. Appreciate it. L

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