A magnificent owl in our back yard. The eyes are stunning! We’ve heard it making all kinds of racket at night. Here it sits in broad daylight. It’s much larger than I expected it to be. It “puffed” itself up as I approached a little closer, making it even more intimidating.
While playing around with the macro lens in the back yard, I noticed the cicada sunning itself on the patio umbrella. This is an example of focus stacking. Nine images, each manually focused at a different spot, were combined in a great application, Helicon Focus, from a company called HeliconSoft. Check out the links.