Fiddle Beetle

Found dead on my veranda, so figuring I had a captive subject, I gave focus stacking a go.

Eight exposures stacked in CombineZM to get the complete beetle in focus.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 5th March 2008, This photo: 5:28pm


  • Louise. said:
    It looks kinda chewed.
    yum, yum
  • David de Groot said:
    Well t'weren't me, that's for sure ;-)
  • KennyWP said:
    Hmm never thought about combining exposures like that, quite an interesting idea!
  • David de Groot said:
    It was something I came across recently. Pretty nifty idea - you take several exposures and adjust the focus a titch for each one, then the software whacks 'em together and you get a nice in-focus macro.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Cool, it worked very well thanks to the lack of movement. I first used CombineZM two years ago on a Lilly and was impressed at the results. It's not the easiest of programs to use though with lots of features I have no idea how to use, despite trying to read up about them online.
  • David de Groot said:
    The latest version just has a "Do Stack" command which does everything automagically. There's still a lot of other options, but you only need them if things go wrong, in which case I'm in the same boat (not knowing how to use them) ;-)
  • doberwoman said:
    c'est magnifique !
  • David de Groot said:
    Merci :-)