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.
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
- Lens: f/8
- ISO: 400
- Shutter: 1/30 sec
- Cropped image is 4788 x 3190 px