Just Because Everything Can Be In Focus…

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… doesn’t mean it should be.  Although the everything-in-focus shot below is impressive because everything is in focus, I think the image above is more powerful.  By blurring the background elements, your attention is drawn to sharp areas of the photo- the flower itself.  I still did it with Helicon Focus, just using a fewer number of source photos.  Let me know if you agree in the comments section.

MonksHood FlowerOnly

 

 

Technical Data:  Canon Digital Rebel XTi; EF 50 mm f/1.8; Extension Tube EF12; Close-Up Lens 500D; f/3.5 at 1/20; ISO 100.