water is life (Calendula flower with rain drops and fly)

After posting this image I developed a second series from the same flower. Basis were six handheld shots using a Sony FE 70-200mm F4 with extension rings. The images were focus stacked with Zerene Stacker (sorry no FOSS :smiling_face_with_tear:) and developed in darktable using the “diffuse and sharpen” module preset “simulate line drawing”. It results in a quite interesting appearance, almost like a photorealistic drawing with a fine pencil.


very cool.

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Lovely tonality in the petals! Really liking the contrast.

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how do you manage six handheld shots steady enough to stack?

Amazing image!

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Try to keep the camera straight and hope for some random movement back and forth to get some potential to stack :wink:. It does not always work but often enough.