Dewy Anole
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Taken early on a cool morning with high humidity. This is an ambient light 25 image field stack of a dew laden Anole. The lizard was motionless for the most part but there was eye movement as it watched the water drop in the lower left portion of the frame slowly move down the twig. There was also rib cage movement from inhaling and exhaling. I ran the stack in Zerene and as expected the movements caused issues.

Faced with the task of manually correcting the eye and ribcage, I gave Photoshop aligning and blending a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It handled the areas of movement much better than Zerene. For the few trouble spots that remained I found masking original frames with the merged image an easier way to correct stacking errors. I don’t think PS will replace Zerene in all instances, it does take more time to crunch the stack, but for smaller stacks it may become a go to solution.
· Date: Tue 11-September-2018 · Views: 113 · Filesize: 148.7KB, 1097.8KB · Dimensions: 1500 x 1063 ·
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