Goat’s Beard seed heads offer a wonderful opportunity for shooting enchanting patterns. The soft overcast light prevents excessive contrast. Barbara shot nineteen images and changed the focus slightly between shots to create her stack. Zerene Stacker is used to merge all of the images together to create a single image with tremendous overall depth-of-field that isn’t possible with a single capture. Nikon D4, 200mm, 2 seconds, f/11, ISO 100, Cloudy.



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