|Alien Orchid - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 90 HR, f/11, 1/500s, ISO 35, T5D-Rx2|
A lot of work went into this image. The lighting set up was pretty simple just two strobes flaking the flower. I captured a focus stack of 8 images so that I could get everything I wanted in focus. A quick edit in Capture One Pro and then its off to Helicon Focus for the stacking, which did a perfect job. Finally, layers of tonal adjustments in Photoshop as well a bunch of cloning to get rid of the chopstick and hair clips I was using to hold the orchid up. I normally wouldn't include the flower pot, but in this case left it in there as it indicates that the two flower stems come from the same plant.