Focus-stacking in the Snow - 15 Apr 2020

Today brought snow flurries through SE Michigan. Less than 1" fell, and none of it stuck, but it was fun to digiscope yard birds through the window as the Sun shone while snow was falling.

I digiscoped this Northern Cardinal male by stacking 3-4 frames at a time to bring out the snow from the background. The composite images concentrated the snow while the bird and branches were still.

single frame
3 frames stacked

ISO 3200
1/1600 sec. at f/2.8
Swarovski STX85, 25-60X eyepiece at 25X
Sony a7III + Zeiss 35/2.8
Distance 25'


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