A Rose Hip Macro: Rosa x “New Dawn”

This is our entry in Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up? and in SUNSHINE’S MACRO MONDAY – 4.

After a summer of producing silvery-pink roses, the climbing rose “New Dawn” produces rose hips for the winter.   The rose hip pictured was about 1/2 inch in diameter when dissected. The white ball in the center is the seed. This image is a composite of eight separate images combined via focus stacking.

Up Close with a Strawberry

We needed a close-up photo of a strawberry for a project we are doing. While we are yet to find an image we are satisfied with, the one in this photo shows our progress to date. After hours of frustration with macro lenses, extension tubes, close-up filters, and zoom lenses on our DSLR, we tried the microscope mode with focus stacking and the light ring on our Olympus TG-5. Small sensor size aside, this camera is amazing.


This photo was taken on December 2, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 400, f/4.9, 1/60 sec, focal length 18 mm

The camera was stand-mounted with a 2 second delayed timer. It was in microscope mode with focus stacking and the optional Olympus FD-1 flash diffuser for illumination.