Long Horned Beetle

Long Horned Beetle
Long Horned Beetle

This Long Horned Beetle was photographed using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens. I blended 6 shots which had different points of focus into a single using new auto-blend feature of Adobe Photoshop CS4. At 1:1 depth of field was minuscule. By using auto-blending I was able to acheive a perfectly clean image of the beetle with all the points in focus. I planning to present the tutorial on autoblending soon. Previously I had tried focus stacking using freeware combinez5 which produced fantastic results.

EDIT: Check out my post comapring CS4 auto-blending with CombineZ here

EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/11 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 3 March, 2009 | Flash fired : yes | Focal length : 100mm | ISO : 200 | Location : 13° 4′ 1.89696″ N 74° 59′ 44.552039966694″ E | Shutter speed : 1/200s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.

8 thoughts on “Long Horned Beetle

  1. hi krishi,
    I liked this tutorial as well as the final out come. would love to see more of your wonderfull work.
    personaly your dabs with photography is lot more intresting than IT.

  2. Jerry Thanks for commenting. IT never involved any creativity, it was just keeping up with bleeding edge of technology. Where as Photography opens up quite a few ideas and vistas we can explore ourselves. Thanks a lot.
    Regards

  3. Doc, very informative tutorial. Unfortunately since this technique requires precise focus changes, a tripod is inevitable.Not always easy to carry a tripod and do macros here in India. Of course, unless one has a house close to nature and has plenty of photo-ops right in t he backyard 🙂

  4. With recession driving people away from urban concrete jungles to rural areas we might get opportunity to photo-ops right in the backyard 🙂
    Regards
    Krishna Mohan

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