Norfolk Pine

Recently we purchased a small Norfolk Pine (also called Norfolk Island pine as the species originated in Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia) as an ornamental Christmas tree for the sunroom. While looking for possible macro photography subjects I realized the tips of the branches were interesting so I tried several setups to photograph one branch tip. The featured photo is the result of two images merged using the focus stacking technique which I recently described in our Thanksgiving Cactus post. Please see the Definitions page for more details about focus stacking.

The needles on the branch are about 1/2″ long and about 1-1/2″ of the branch tip has been captured in the featured image. It’s location on the tree is highlighted in the other image in the Additional Images section below.

Additional Information

Norfolk Island pine – Wikipedia

Additional Images

Technical Data

Thanksgiving Cactus Merged

  • Date: 11/28/2020
  • Time: 10:25 AM
  • Camera: Canon EOS 77D
  • Lens: Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG OS HSM
  • Settings:
    • Lens: f/8
    • ISO: 400
    • Shutter: 1/30 sec
  • Cropped image is 4788 x 3190 px

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