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Old Sep 23, 2012, 8:14 PM   #1
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Went to Crosby Arboretum today in Picayune Mississippi.

Got quite a few nice photos but it will take a full day to go through and resize for web.

These here are just resized, no sharpening or other PP needed. I was pretty happy with them. I did do an alternate crop version on one photo just to taste but otherwise, these are uncropped.

Used the K20D and my Tamron 90mm SP macro.

I really need to get an upgraded version of some photo hosting site to show off the resolution. You can't quite tell in these pics but you can see their eyebrow hairs and the lenses on the eyes/pores in their noses when viewing 1:1.























Last one is just a lower quality Jpeg to give you an idea of the magnification when you zoom in some on the files.



Thanks for looking. Comments and critique welcome.

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 8:35 PM   #2
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Super sharp,great set..
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Great dragons, the last one is my favorite. What lens did you use?

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I agree with Lou on the last one. As far as resizing I use PS Elements to 1000 pixels wide and save about 80% quality that way I seem to get sharp results

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Thanks for the replies guys.

All shots were with the manual focus tamron sp 90mm macro 2.5.

I use PS cs4 for resizing but it seems once I upload them to flikr it seems to make them appear soft. I will try resizing in cs4 smaller before uploading to flikr and see if that helps.

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Great job - they all look great.

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Those Blue Dashers sure make great photo subjects - so much personality in such a small package! Very nice job on each of these - a great lens in some very capable hands...
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I like them all, the first one is my favourite... just love the dark tone (great colour) for the background... great focus and use of DOF. Really nice close-up shot!
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