Violet Ground Beetle – Carabus violaceus

This is a stacked image of a Violet Ground Beetle (Carabus violaceus).

Violet Ground Beetle - Carabus violaceus
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/5.6, 1.6 sec, ISO400)
Violet Ground Beetle – Carabus violaceus

It consists of 59 F5.6 images, taken at ISO 400, 1 Second.  Taken on a tripod with the Cognisys Stackshot and Automated Rail.

To take it, I placed the (deceased) beetle on a small log, and lit the subject with constant lighting from a Apurture Amaran LED light.

Once the stackshot had finished taking the images, I stacked them in Helicon Focus ( Method B – Radius 30 – Smoothing 8).  I did some touching up in photoshop CC to remove some minor hairs that were not part of the beetle, before using Topaz Detail to finish it off.

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