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Old Jun 26, 2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Took this in the shade of the tree's canopy, looking thru the evf, full zoom, ISO 800, 1/30 shutter. Shot RAW and post-processed in Noiseware CE and Photoshop CS2. Having true IS would've been great for this opportunity, but oh, well.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 4:14 PM   #2
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Wonderful little friend. Picture doesn´t look post processed at all. Great. Good luck with your new camera. RAW is great to have

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 5:10 PM   #3
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Nice picture, just got my S6500fd a couple day's ago, but need to really get used to it
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 7:51 PM   #4
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Pretty shot. As if it is going to jump out of my screen.

I just bought a Fuji S6000fd too. :lol:
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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Thank you for looking and the nice comments!

Just a bit of elucidation of my worflow, if I may... :G

There are 2 difference kinds of image "noise" - luminance and color. I think of luminance as the "grain", and the color noise as the color blotchiness that P&S cameras get in the higher ISO ranges. Grain doesn't bother me too much, but the discolorations (often yellow and purple) do. So, when I used Noiseware CE to reduce the image noise, I elected to reduce the grain (luminance) only slightly and the color somewhat more. This resulted in a somewhat grainy photo, but a good deal of detail remained and the color was fairly true.

After adjusting shadow/highlights and color saturation to my satisfaction, I applied unsharp mask 3 times. If I recall correctly, 1st was at 130% and radius = 1.2, 2nd was at 10% and radius = 40, and for the 3rd application I masked the chipmunk, and applied unsharp at 50% and radius = 0.5 to the chipmunk alone.

All of these settings will vary, of course, based on the nature of the scene. The most important thing for me was that I chose to shoot RAW, which allowed me the most latitude in determining how the finished photo would look.

Marbles and Hercules, we are expecting photos from you guys...


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What settings do you recommend sharpness set to soft hard or normal, anything else would be appreciated
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I set the sharpness to "soft", as that creates fewer jpeg artifacts, and allows me to sharpen as I like. The only other default setting I change is the EV to -1/3 to reduce blown highlights, and of course it also sometimes results in a faster shutter.
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Marbles and Hercules, we are expecting photos from you guys...
I just submitted my very first post Raindrops Hibiscuscouple of days ago in the Close-ups section. Indeed, S6000fd is a very nice and capable camera. I will definitely shoot more pictures and share them with everyone here. :-)
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