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Old Oct 18, 2006, 6:03 PM   #1
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Peacock - again

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The peacocks are moulting - a new chance to take a closer look at the smaller feathers!
Technique: 50mm reversed lens - SLR and enlarging lens. Light: natural and LED ringlight and LED beam









Hope you like it....

Sven

..and this was the known old series - a year ago:
http://people.freenet.de/seemolf/pea.../feather4.html
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Old Oct 18, 2006, 6:23 PM   #2
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Beautiful texture and color! Donna
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Old Oct 18, 2006, 6:31 PM   #3
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Sven - Very nice! I like the last two. I have J-album. How did you get the slide show on the earlier shots?

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 7:13 PM   #4
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thanks Donna, i am very impressed by your flowers!

Fred, I have processed this series with jalbum for you:
http://people.freenet.de/seemolf/peacock2/index.html

This needed appr. 3 minutes for this task.
I am not using the publishing tools and use a simple ftp transfer of the whole album.

These are the steps:

- Selecting the folders - origin and target
- deselecting (-) of not needed pictures
- sorting by simply pushing the pictures
- selecting the size of the thumbs and pictures

- processing the album on the first page

that's all.....

The easiest way is to gather the original pictures in a single folder.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 7:39 PM   #5
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Thanks, Sven. I had ver5.2. No chameleon there. Downloaded ver6.5. I've been looking for an ftp uploadable slideshow. This could be it.
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There is one last trick, Fred:

The folder with the original pictures should be called:

<theme>, please press F11

and not NETQ like in my example.
This reference has to be changed on all pages otherwise.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 7:56 PM   #7
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Incredible detail Sven. I clicked on the pictures and then enlarged that. Still almost perfect detailin twice enlarged photos! And I thought last years series was great but this series has it beat. Keep'em comming, I enjoy your work.

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Great stuff again (and also very catching presentation of the older series on freenet.de) seems like sinking into a fractal....

I don't know if such a lightning -perfect for studio shots- would also work and seem natural with bugs shots (espec. thering-led).

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Very pretty shots, nicely done.
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Thanks Don Franscesco and tcook!

Don, it is not so easy to preserve some detail with such reflecting surfaces.
I had to test four different setups.

Francesco, the shadow-free ringlight is just a focussing aid for me - in most cases.
You need several ringlights for specific distances and there is still no shadow...
My modified heads of torch lights can be adjusted and give a better light (F:8.0; t:1/30sec). There are stronger LEDs like Luxeon, but living animals don't like such strong lights. They have some reasons to stay in the dark.

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