ANIMALS
Finalist

Petar Sabol | Colourful Alien 2


 
 

 

Name: Petar Sabol
Picture title: Colourful Alien 2
Category: Animals
Nationality:
Croatian
Occupation: Photographer

Petar says:
‘I found this little fellow in a local meadow near Goričan, Croatia, just a few hundred metres from the village. It was a rather cold and calm morning, with the insects slow to wake up, making it ideal for some extreme macro photography. I carefully setup my tripod with focus stacking rails so as not to scare the damselfly. Once I was in position, I could see how beautiful his colours were, and how detailed the compound eyes were, and I couldn’t wait to get started. But it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped. Even the lightest breeze meant I had to stop the sequence and start again. Then my model started scratching his head. In the end I managed to get five or six sets and succeeded in getting him perfectly sharp across the entire frame.’

Technical information:
Sony a7R III
Laowa 25/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra macro
ISO 200
f/4
1/6 sec
Accessories: Tripod, electronic macro rail
Post processing: Basic RAW editing, white balance adjustment, sharpening, contrast and brightness. Later on, I used focus stacking software, Zerene Stacker, to get all the shots combined into one with a great depth-of-field.

Website: www.sharpeyephoto.com
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