Stacked Macro Fly

Today I went over to Moredon Bog within Wareham Forest and found a willing subject in this fly found in an old rotting tree stump.

I managed to get my focusing rail attached, and the subject pose long enough for me to get 21 shots off, before moving off.  I think my manual set flash gun eventually annoyed it enough to crawl out of the way.  The fly was taken on my MPE-65mm at around 2.5x life size.  Aperture F9

Stacked Fly
Stacked Fly – 21 Images

I stacked the images in CombineZP (a free stacking program) and then tidied them up.  I’ve also stacked in a Zerene demo.  I’ll post another article on stacking shortly to compare these two.

Map of Location


I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

2 thoughts on “Stacked Macro Fly

  • March 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Interesting article, I’m going to think about giving this stacking technique a go myself.

    • May 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      All I can say it’s worth a go.

      I’m hoping to publish some articles on the software at some point in the future.



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