Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Orchids and Focus Stacking

The photographs below were taken using a technique called "Focus Stacking". The flowers are very small, and so when a close up photo is taken the depth of field is very small, and it is very difficult to bring the whole flower into focus. Each of these photos was taken by combining 15 separate photos using a tool called Helicon Focus. 

Mini Cymbidium Devon Lord 'Viceroy' taken at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens.

Oncidium tigrinum taken at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens

These photos were taken at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens, without a professional photography permit. They are not for sale, but may be downloaded and used by anyone for non-profit-making purposes. If you do use the photographs, I would love to hear from you so that I can link to your site and put the information on my photography CV. 

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