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Old May 8, 2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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Close-up of Arugula (Rocket) flower. It was lit up from behind by late afternoon sun. Camera - Olympus C2100UZ with the objective lens from a pair of broken 7x50 binoculars ($5 at a garage sale) mounted in a cardboard tube and slid over the camera lens barrel. The picture's at pBase.
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Old May 8, 2003, 12:31 PM   #2
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I quite like that.

Annoyingly too big to view properly. The ideal size is 800x600.

I'd try some sharpening.
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Steve - if you go to the line below the picture, pBase gives you the option to view it at varions sizes: if you click on 'large' I think you'll get it displayed one size down from 'original'.

You mention sharpening it: the picture was sharpened, though only using ACDSee. I wonder if Photoshop's Unsharp Mask function would have been more effective? Somebody told me that it works differently from ordinary 'sharpening' but I don't understand what the difference is. If anybody can explain it to me I'll be grateful.

Also, I suspect that some of the parts that are less sharp than the centre of the flower are like that because of the very shallow depth of focus at this distance: I'd think that if that's the case, applying sharpening wouoldn't cure it?
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Also, I suspect that some of the parts that are less sharp than the centre of the flower are like that because of the very shallow depth of focus
And you'd be right.

If anybody can explain it to me I'll be grateful.

It is different and generally considered better - apart from the extra control you get.

Nope, I can't explain cos I've forgotten.
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