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Old Apr 22, 2008, 3:01 PM   #1
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Hey,
I am still working on my "macro skills" and from the replies so far I found that I maybe should change my postprocessing to produce a more "crisp" look. This is what I came up with - the bug is from a old series, the flies are from today with another lens and other settings.

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#1 - bug



#2 - with a lil' reflection



#3 - head studies



#4- another head study



Well - that's it. I feel so-so about the results - I think the basic postprocessing idea works on these, but I need to fine-tune. And I need a wider DOF - but that's a question of light and/or tripod...

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Old Apr 22, 2008, 4:39 PM   #2
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Hey,
I am still working on my "macro skills" and from the replies so far I found that I maybe should change my postprocessing to produce a more "crisp" look. This is what I came up with - the bug is from a old series, the flies are from today with another lens and other settings.

What do you say?

#1 - bug



#2 - with a lil' reflection



#3 - head studies



#4- another head study



Well - that's it. I feel so-so about the results - I think the basic postprocessing idea works on these, but I need to fine-tune. And I need a wider DOF - but that's a question of light and/or tripod...

Best regards,
Th.

Hi again,

Told you I'll follow :-).

Yes, there can be a value in crispness, especially if you want to show the fantastic details of the small world.

There may be a third approach. Crispness and enough DOF to show the habitat, the small landscape

And if we combine the three with artistry we have come quite a bit on the road

As for the first picture (A Heteroptera maybe - Penolta knows the name); some pictures from a swedish site, http://www.myra.nu

http://www.myra.nu/barfis.html


The first - you might want to give it some gamma correction

Thanks for your posts

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Old Apr 24, 2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link -you can findsome interesting pictures there!

As for gamma correction: why that? Does it look unnatural to you?


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Thanks for the link -you can findsome interesting pictures there!

As for gamma correction: why that? Does it look unnatural to you?

Oh, it's a minor, minor issue, not worth mentioning really. A tad darker or more contrast perhaps can separate the bug from the leaf. Great photos

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Much better results this time. I really like the picture of thefirst bug.
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