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Captured using a Tamron 90mm macro lens and CamRanger Mini using the legacy method of inputting information (basically the same as the Nikon method). 56 images, step size "small," focus-stacked in Helicon Focus using default settings.

A transparent wine bottle with spiral embossing containing sparkling white wine is laying on its side at a 45-degree angle to the camera with the top closest to the camera. Translucent white plexiglass is behind the bottle and a medium continuous-light lamp is behind the plexiglass shining toward the bottle and camera. That lighting outlines the transparent glass in dark tones, though admittedly a close-up image that doesn't include the top or bottom edge of the bottle makes it difficult to determine which part is the outlining.

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Interesting photo, Mike, but in spite of your detailed description I still can't quite figure out what I'm looking at.
 
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40 Images; Step Width = 2; Main Object 4 Inches.

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Here is my "Out My Front Door" contribution to this thread:

21 images from 50 selected, step 1, initial focus on security gate (must have bumped focus ring with hand as it definitely no in focus! Note to self - check initial focus before pressing START)
Nikon 850, Nikon 24-70 F2.8 set to 50mm
ISO 64, 1/200, f8, manual exposure
NEF to TIF (6 bit color, ProPhoto colorspace) processing via Capture One 20
Stacked using Zerene stacker, PMax "flavor"
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I may have some bits of info here and there as I did not record it.
 
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My first real attempt at a focus-stacked image. All I'd tried before were landscapes that failed because of wind and moving clouds.

A 6" X 6" Norwegian folk weaving.
Width set at 1, 59 images. Shot as NEF, assembled in Affinity Photo, with no raw processing. Minor tweaks done in PhotoLab. Looks like I missed front focus by a small smidgen or 2.

Edited: I had inadvertently loaded the un-tweaked image. This had a curves adjustment, a bit of sharpening and some exposure adjusting.

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13 frames stacked together to capture a diamond heart ring. This is severely cropped to just show the center of the frame. Image stacking done in Photoshop CC.

Nikon D850 w/ 70-200/2.8E + 36mm extension tube

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Great photo, Walter. Fabulous combination of clarity and softness that is a great fit with the subject. The significant crop you mentioned also attends to the detail of knowing how a photo is going to be used; if it isn't going to be printed at a large size, the size of the image file can be surprisingly small without letting the image quality suffer.
 
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A pair of Nez Perce moccasins that were gifted to me by a family of one of the Tribal leaders, whose wife had been a student of mine.

Interval 3; 24 shots; shot as a jpg and stacked using Affinity Photo (Jpgs process about 10x faster than NEFS). Tweaked in DXO-PhotoLab.

I can see why this is an intoxicating process. Done right you get great results. And there is a lag between shooting and viewing—sort of, kind of, like shooting in the old days with film. Almost.

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In honor of Mike's new camera.

Interval 3; 24 shots; shot as a jpg and stacked using Affinity Photo. Tweaked in DXO-PhotoLab.

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