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A skull, not human...

Photo'd with E-1 and 12-60.
During processing I noticed fresh teeth marks on the top of the skull, as though a woodrat had been gnawing there. Then remembered that a friend told me that the reason I never find deer antlers in the woods is because small animals eat them for the calcium. Also noticed the gnat on the first tooth.

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Re: A skull, not human...

It's definitely not my Mother-in-law. She had huge canines;-)

Although an unusual shot it's a nice clear photo with lots of detail.
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Re: A skull, not human...

Hi Stewart. It's a bit "yuk", but fascinating yuk.
Held my interest for quite a while, looking at all the detail. Great teeth.
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Re: A skull, not human...

Interesting yuk, that's what's I'm all about! Thanks Sailor and Floribunda, for your comments. I had shot this a day earlier with my 510, thought I'd try again with the E-1, to compare. Other than outright size in pixels I couldn't tell the difference. So of course had to post the good ol' E-1's image. In both cases I used focus stacking to keep the focus sharp right down into the eye sockets and beyond.
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Re: A skull, not human...

Interesting yuk alright. How many images did you have to stack to get the depth of focus?
Oh and you just had to post the E1s image too... your gona make me regret not going for Bruce's E1 at this rate.
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Re: A skull, not human...

I used nine images, though quite possibly six would have sufficed. And originally there was a couple more at the near and far end, which were discarded because they were outside of the desired DOF. It's difficult to determine precisely what's in focus except for near and far (though tilt screens help a lot), so I try to overshoot, which is easy. Touch up work within the stacking software can occasionally require some effort, but this stack needed none. The original images were exported from LR4 to the stacking software (Helicon), processed, them returned to LR as a sixteen bit output tiff which then went through the usual LR adjustments, a slight crop, then was exported as the jpeg you see here.
The more I use the E-1 the more I like it. Of course it has a slow brain and small lcd, but a little patience is all that's required to compensate for that (and perhaps some reading glasses).
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Re: A skull, not human...

I agree with Lyn errrrrrr but an interesting errrrrrr lol nice find
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Re: A skull, not human...

Once again the benefit of joining groups such as; Olympus talk, is tips and tricks reveal themselves by day to day photography talk. For instance, I'd never heard the term 'Focus Stacking' so I scurried over to You Tube to see what it was and I'm even further impressed with Stewart's photo for the effort and work he put into it.
Well done!

Lenses I have are; 14 x 42 / 14 x 54 Mk1 / 70 x 300. Can this process be done with either of these lens or does it have to be Macro?
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Re: A skull, not human...

Thank you! And I hope it's obvious to anyone who sees my efforts that I'm happy and eager to share what I've learned. Much of the resources dealing with focus stacking are aimed at close up work, i.e., bugs and little stuff, but it's fun to apply the process to regular subjects as well.
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