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Posted February 21st, 2016

Hoary Twig Tip

A companion to the preceding Feature Photo, this one was made using the same focus stacking technique, combining 8 hand-held exposures. The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens focuses close enough to provide this magnification of the small subject (actually it is slightly cropped). And shot at a wide aperture, it also is able to produce the smooth, unfocused background you see here, though that also necessitated the focus stacking to render the subject adequately sharp from front to back.
Pentax K-5, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD @ f/4