First Freeze, Part 2

Today’s post features more frosty images from Missouri’s first hard freeze, this past Saturday morning. The plant in today’s post is unidentified. It was captured in a large wildflower/bulb garden:

Frost on garden plant

Combining 19 images, I also got this focus-stacked image:

Frost on garden plant

The focus-stacked image is not as crisp as I’d like. There was a bit of a gently breeze and movement of the plant was inevitable during the 19-frame capture … the Achilles Heel of focus-stacking! :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5 (all images)
  • Shutter 1/50 sec. (all images)
  • The bottom image was made by “focus stacking” 19 individual images (each with a different focusing point on the flower), then combining them in Helicon Focus software
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