Quick hand held focus stack of Box Elder Beetle

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I was taking some macro abstracts of some flowers... and noticed this little guy sitting on the fence. I kew he would be gone by the time I setup tripod, rail, etc... so I just braced against the fence and changed focus via the focus ring on my 105 Macro. (19 images stacked). It is not perfect.. but shows a little of what can be done shooting stacks by hand ( I should have shot another 10 images at least).

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I can see one maybe two bands missing; but 19 is very impressive to try handheld - I tend to stick to maybe 3 or 4 when doing a handheld burst of shots. You could probably cut the rear most shots (where the 2 missing parts are) and just keep the face in focus as that appears to be complete.
 
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I can see one maybe two bands missing; but 19 is very impressive to try handheld - I tend to stick to maybe 3 or 4 when doing a handheld burst of shots. You could probably cut the rear most shots (where the 2 missing parts are) and just keep the face in focus as that appears to be complete.

Yea... I was in a hurry! lol! I may play with it some more later...
 

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That's really cool Charlie. I would like to some day try my hand at that. When that day comes I'll be calling on ya. :hail:
 
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That's really cool Charlie. I would like to some day try my hand at that. When that day comes I'll be calling on ya. :hail:

Anytime.. will help all I can! Main thing is to brace as steady as possible, and move the focus in very small amounts!

This was a hand stack also.. and I have posted it before. Just took my time with this one!


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