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Old Oct 8, 2009, 2:33 PM   #1
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Default Here's my dragonfly : )

These creatures which appeal to every child (as it did to me!) can also make good subjects for hdr I suppose : )

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Encouraged by the kind responses regarding the details here I submit a %100 crop from one of the raw originals, whose shadow slider was increased by nearly %50 at PS.




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Old Oct 8, 2009, 2:45 PM   #2
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Amazing pick. I many times ask myself what's for the extraordinary diversity of life forms. I was told by a biologist that adn coincidences between that bug and human beings is about 99% or more.
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 2:53 PM   #3
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These creatures which appeal to every child (as it did to me!) can also make good subjects for hdr I suppose : )

(You may need to push the page slider to righthandside due to the width of the image which is 1200px.)

A couple of things. First you lost a lot of color in the translation to the Web, I'm going to post my version and even that loses some color. But you could make this guy sharper, and I suggest you lower the saturation of "reds" in order to do this...




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Great shot. The detail in the wings is fantastic.
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 3:29 PM   #5
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bahadir thats an amazing shot of the dragon fly hdr ? would it stay still long enough maybe i guess? or a psuedo ? personally i think dragon flys are the best the way they are thanks for sharing

i have done a ldr enhancement on your shot to see if hdr would work cos you got me thinking???



i like the original bahadir i just did this to see if it would work certian things dont require editing my friend and your shot is one of them the dragon flys i have seen (but never photograph ) are always bright and beutiful making them duller doesnt work for me

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Perfect dragonfly-shot, Bahadir!!

How do you train insects to keep still for 4 seconds it takes to shoot all 3 exposures for a HDR?

Well done , my friend!

So thats what you have been up to - traing insects. Ee havn't seen as much of you lately as we would have liked!


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Perfect dragonfly-shot, Bahadir!!

How do you train insects to keep still for 4 seconds it takes to shoot all 3 exposures for a HDR?

Well done , my friend!

So thats what you have been up to - traing insects. Ee havn't seen as much of you lately as we would have liked!


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Wonderful shot, Bahadir! I tend to agree with Dave on the red being a little over-saturated, but all the images, including yours, are very good. I noticed you shot this at 70mm, which lens did you use to get this sharp image?

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Dragonflies are usually only seen on hot summer days, which is the feeling given by the exposure you use in your shot. Great detail in the wings, must be a new lens.
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Amazing pick. I many times ask myself what's for the extraordinary diversity of life forms. I was told by a biologist that adn coincidences between that bug and human beings is about 99% or more.
Thank you! Actually the diversity you spoke of really amazes me each time I think of it! Ah, that's what mother nature is asking for perhaps : )

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A couple of things. First you lost a lot of color in the translation to the Web, I'm going to post my version and even that loses some color. But you could make this guy sharper, and I suggest you lower the saturation of "reds" in order to do this...Dave


Thank you for taking your time for the feedback and the edit. In fact, publishing an image in aRGB on the web, say at flickr or in any web site, one should be expecting a considerable colour loss. Yet, I must say I haven't been experiencing this for a some time. Now, I bring the original file and the one I posted here at steve's sidebyside, they look quite identical As for the edit, it looks somewhat sharper but a bit much contrasty and less vibrant than the real experience. Again thanks for the reminders.

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Great shot. The detail in the wings is fantastic.
Thank you for your insightful feedback, which I quite appreciate : )





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