I’m not sure which one, but this is a tiny hoverfly I found in my garden (genus Spaerophoria). Each time I do a new stack I try to find at least one thing to improve and try a new technique. With this one I tried out a new flash setup and also tried a range of different WB. I could probably shoot in RAW but I don’t know of anything that can batch process the files the way I want to at the moment. I’m sure there are good tools out there that do it. This time I hung the subject upside down, using natural light to light the underside of the fly, and flash placed on the floor, fired upwards through my DIY softbox to light the top (or bottom depending which way you look at it). I defo think the lighting is more even this way, I don’t have any dark noisy areas – they are frustrating to see, as you can’t really tell how noisy an area will be until after the stack is processed and complete. This lateral shot is at 4:1 and is a composite of 114 images, it was originally over 200 but I removed the ones I didn’t need.
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