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Old Jan 15, 2010, 7:15 AM   #1
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I'm a hack and was wondering why this picture seems "noisey"
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 7:20 AM   #2
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It doesn't look quite right for sure. The horizon which should be smooth (even if curved due to the lens) seems to have bumps in it and like you say noise is evident.

Can you please share the settings, shutter speed, aperture and ISO?
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 7:56 AM   #3
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Well I took this photo 3 years ago. Most likely it was shot at iso 80.
As you probably know this is a point and shoot camera with limited
manual controls.
I took this butterfly shot on the same day.
I only use Microsoft Office picture editor, as it is all I have.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 12:35 PM   #4
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Hard to tell at this resolution but the blue channel usually responds the worst with noise in my experience.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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Not sure I can be any help, but do you remember if you did any editing? I wondered if the camera underexposed the picture a bit and you lightened it up some. I've found that MS Office Picture Manager is pretty harsh when it comes to much of anything, other than using it for a picture viewer. I've only used it once or twice, used it for resizing once because I was at work and that's all I have there, too. I wasn't at all happy with the results. There are several free photo editing programs that I think could do a better job than what little I saw from Office Picture Manager. Or else think seriously about buying Photoshop Elements (which I was really impressed with) or one of the other similar programs).

Your butterflies are very nice and don't show any of the problems your first one has.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 2:10 AM   #6
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Your butterfly looks kind of flat. No punch to the colors. Also colors a bit off with a green tinge everywhere including the black sections of the wings. As for your first shot, I think the rough horizon is actually land masses. When I reduced the noise it looks a little more obvious.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 5:49 AM   #7
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Your butterfly looks kind of flat. No punch to the colors. Also colors a bit off with a green tinge everywhere including the black sections of the wings. As for your first shot, I think the rough horizon is actually land masses. When I reduced the noise it looks a little more obvious.
Thanks for the comparison editing. On my monitor your butterfly looks a little too red. The Mich. shot looks a lot better.
What photo editor program do you use?

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Old Jan 16, 2010, 3:45 PM   #8
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Bynx's edits helped out quite a bit.

Ektachrome, i think you really need to make an investment in a really editor. microsofts program is only useful for viewing photos, its a terrible editor. Photoshop Elements is really quite inexpensive and will do everything a budding photographer needs.
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Bynx's edits helped out quite a bit.

Ektachrome, i think you really need to make an investment in a really editor. microsofts program is only useful for viewing photos, its a terrible editor. Photoshop Elements is really quite inexpensive and will do everything a budding photographer needs.
Thanks for the advice. I'll check into that.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 6:39 PM   #10
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I use Photoshop for my editing. As for the reddness of the butterfly, it looks fine in my monitor but your original has a very yellowish tone to the whole shot. Id be curious what others see --- yellow --- or red.
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