Posted on April 17, 2020
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.
Posted on February 4, 2014
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.