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Zerene Stacker

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Weird?

The Lens-Artists Challenge #171 is all about the weird stuff we can find around us. I consulted the Weird NJ website and found quite a few weird things about New Jersey. But given the expected weather for the weekend, a trip out town seemed ill-advised. So I decided on doing something much much closer to home. It's almost a year since I have dabbled with macro photography. Until I purchased the Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube, I think the last time…

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Learning How to Create a Macro Image with Focus Stacking

I created the header image of the pink flower from a bouquet my wife cut from the field of flowers at the local organic farm (CSA). I staged the flower on a stool I placed in my living room. I used a FotodioX extension tube with a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 lens and a Nikon SB-600 flash. I mounted the camera on a macro rail. I set the flash on manual, and the shutter speed was 1/200s at ISO 100.…

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