A windy and wet evening saw me have a go at stacking a Small Elephant Hawk Moth. I used CombineZP for the stacking process. The stacking took a while to process but please with the end results. Also taking the shots saw the batteries on the flash drain after a 100 or so.
These are also the first macro shots I’ve posted using my new 650D Canon body. All shots were taken using a Canon MPE-65mm lens. The moth is a captive bred deceased subject mounted on a pin. I had the camera set on a tripod with the Velbon SuperMag slider and ran that forward a notch at a time. On the wider (127) shots I failed to take quite enough to get the bottom of the wings – so a bit of photoshop bodging is visible there if you look close enough.
Here’s the results…
Small Elephant Hawk Moth. 127 Shots Stacked in Combine ZP using Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens. ( Mag about 1.5x). Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twim Macro Flash. Velbon SuperMag Slider on Tripod.
Small Elephant Hawk Moth (@2.5x Magnification). 43 Jpegs stacked in Combine ZP. Images taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm with Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash. Velbon SuperMag Slider on Tripod. ISO 100 F6.3.