this is the three images stacked thru combinez.
I also cloned out the sensor dust shadows that were in the image in cs3.
Hey thanks for the kind words guys. i am definilty eager to learn these methods. They are awesome, and im realy interested in putting them to work in my essential oil secreting gland shots.
ANyway brian, i was wondering if you have any particular methods for cloning out that dark haloing?
i am familiar with removing sensor dust shadows, but they are circular, this seems like it would be a little trickier, if you have any hints , i would love to hear them
thanks in advance, i have seen you on here and flickr, and things its realy great the way you offer up help and advice. GIve thanks
Hey everyone, I've been lurking for a while now, while I saved up the money for a camera...now I've got a Nikon D80 with a Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG, and an SB-600 for a flash. Got home today and found our beta had jumped out of his bowl while we were out, and well, I had to use him to practice focus stacking, only had the camera for 6 days now, so expect to see more of me. Did a little post-proccessing, like cropping out some blur, but nothing major.
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Losing a bit from the edge of the frame is inevitable. As you move closer to the subject to change your focal point you'll lose edge of the frame you had in the first shot.
You can minimize it with a steady hand but you'll still need some cropping with even a perfectly aligned set of shots. The only time I've been able to avoid crop is with a solid color background that meats all the sides of the frame.
I know im kind of bringing this thread up from the grave, but im starting to do a lot of serious stacking, and I have some questions. When I try to do a stack with like 5 or 6 frames, even after doing it manually, there seems to be a lot of overlapping on the outside of the image. You can see it towards the top of the frog by the eye...i dont know if youd call this halos...
SHould I be doing something more specific when I choose the points? Also, this wasnt taken with a tripod so each pic could be a little off. Any help is appreciated...i have dozens of groups of pics I want to stack...and I want to make sure im doing it right! Thanks
OK, I will try that. I havnt done a lot of cloning or healing, but I will experiment.
Is there a way to improve processing the stack? Like when you choose the points or something?
I really appreciate your help!