Oriental Lily - the magic of photo stacking - Nick Delany Photography
Oriental Lily

Story

Macro photography is far more complex to execute than anything else I have tried to master in photography. One of the challenges is the ability to obtain crisp focus across the subject from front to back with a macro lens, A macro lens delivers a 1:1 size ratio of the subject but with a shallow depth of field. Therefore you find only a small portion of the image will be in focus from the front to back perspective.

So the methodology calls for you to take multiple images and then use a processing software to consolidate them into a single image.

Subject

This is an Oriental Lily photographed using photo stacking techniques to make sure the entire lily from from to back is in sharp focus. This image is from a merge of 20 individual images taken from the same position but with different focal depths.

 Photography

Cameras : Nikon D850 FX Lens : AF-S Nikkor 110mm f/2.8G ED Settings : ISO 400 110mm f/8 1/50 Image : 20 x individual photos stacked and merged