This photo of a dime was shot with my NEX-7 and Venus/LAOWA 60mm macro lens. Twelve exposures were blended together to make this composite image. Exposure parameters were f/8, ISO 100, 3.2 seconds. (A fairly dim light over our kitchen table was used as the light source.) The gray background is actually a white index card.
This is the third shot from the leading edge. The very shallow depth of field makes it necessary to use a number of similar exposures which only differ in the slice that’s in focus.