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.