Posted by Paul Bracey on Wed, 05/17/17 09:59
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 05/17/17 11:58

The clarity of detailing, the sense of texturing (it feels as if one could reach right into the picture and touch the softness of the petals) and the colors really work to capture the orchid for me.

Comments by Bruce Hunter on Wed, 05/17/17 13:27

Amazing detail here....Viewing this, I have the feeling of being shrunk
to the size of a bug and seeing the world from a whole new perspective.

Comments by Dan Rubin on Wed, 05/17/17 13:40

Extra sharp. Appears to be quite an extensive DOF for such a close-up.
I'm wondering whether that's a product of multiple image "focus
stacking?" Also, the nature of the shadows suggests that some
artificial light was used.

Comments by Jeff Dye on Wed, 05/17/17 20:01

A lot to like. Great detail and the artificial light, if used, is gental. If mine I'd likely burn
or healing brush the thin white line. It's a natural part of the flower but still distracting.

Comments by S Roter on Wed, 05/17/17 22:49

I echo Jeff's comments

Comments by Paul Bracey on Thu, 05/18/17 01:32

Thanks guys! Yes Dan, this was two images "focus stacked" Each of
those was shot at about F40, but at this range that buys you
surprisingly little DOF. I shot it with a Tokina 100mm macro lens
which is quickly growing dear to my heart. *grin* It was lit with a
bare bulb from a lamp with the lampshade removed. Thanks again!