Damselfly Macro capture with Stewart Wood

Words by Stewart Wood - A Platypod Pro
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"It was early morning, 3am to be exact, and I found myself venturing into the backyard for this Macro capture; a dew covered damselfly. I used my @platypodtripods mobile macro studio (which included a Platypod Handle, Platyball Elite, Elbow, Super Mini clamp and a disc) and placed a Gerbera Daisy in the background. The Gerbera Daisy made for a tremendous colored background but also refracted in the water drops on the damselfly. A very complicated shot, but well worth it!"

"You can see a video of how I got this shot here: https://youtu.be/9bNLg-t6-tU

The final shot was edited with Lightroom using my macro presets and cleaned up using my macro assistant actions for Photoshop."

Camera: @omsystem.cameras E-M1 Mk 2
Lens: @omsystem.cameras 60mm f2.8 Macro
Clip on lens: @nisi 49mm lens
Flash: @godox_global v350o
Diffuser: @cygnustech
Macro studio: @platypodtripods
Main tripod: @siruiimaging

100 image stack edited in @lightroom and @photoshop using my macro presets.

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