Another Focus-Stacked Damselfly Image. This time I tried shooting stopped down to f/22. I usually do not stop down that far for stacked images, but I thought I would give it a try just to see what happens. For this image the out of focus background was further away from the subject damselfly which helped because of the f/22 f/stop giving a larger depth of field for that focal length. At f/22 with 22 images, it was probably overkill for this image, but if I needed them, I would have them. Better than needing them and not having them. Again I used a Sigma 150mm macro lens with a Canon 1.4X Teleconverter giving me a focal length of 210mm. This Damselfly and Water Drops did not have as much depth to the leaves & water drops so I did not need as many as my previous post especially with the f/22 f/stop.
I found these files from the Summer on my laptop. I had gone to the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ to look for macro subjects, but the first subject I found was this Great Blue Heron. I liked the reflections of the Great Blue Heron in the water. I was using a 150mm macro, but for the Heron I added a 2X teleconverter for a 300mm f/5.6. After watching and photographing the Great Blue for about a half an hour I moved on and went for a walk to find other subjects.
Who’s Looking at Me! Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS Macro, Sigma 2X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 800
Looking for Breakfast Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS Macro, Sigma 2X Teleconverter, handheld, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 800
Closeup Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS Macro, f/8, 1/50 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 400
Feather on Path Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS Macro,handheld, f/8, 1/30 sec.
Closeup Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS Macro, handheld, f/8, 1/60 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 400