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    Bug eyes!












    Thanks for looking
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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Nice!
    I think #1 is the best, although I'd consider lasso'ing the head and doing some selective unsharp mask (assuming you have photoshop) to help a bit. It looks like you had a decent shutter speed, but the depth of field was razor thin!
    #3 is very good as well. I'd consider doing a bit of blur on the branches, to draw the eye to the bug. My eyes always find the sharpest area of a photo, I think it's human nature to do so.

    Good series! Did you use a flash, or just fast shutter speeds?
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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions Dan... They're much appreciated!

    I don't have photoshop, so these were straight from the camera NEF/RAW processed in Aperture... No cropping either. No flash, just lots of light and a cooperative subject

    I'm really a novice at any post-processing procedures and leave most things to Aperture. I'm not sure if Aperture has the capability of "selective unsharp mask", or even what that term means!

    Thanks, again for your tips!

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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Photoshop's unsharp mask is a filter for sharpening photos. This is the one I use most because of it's flexibility in amount of sharpening that I can apply. Basically, I was just suggesting to select just the buggie's head and applying a bit of sharpening to help. It is just outside the focal plane.
    I'm sure Aperture has something similar. Experimenting never hurts (as long as you're working on a copy!)
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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Outstanding macro shots! Must have been with a pretty long lens. Here's a quick grab of one who took a liking to my SeMP!

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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Don't know why it didn't post the first time.
    http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/w...agonfly004.jpg

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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Quote Originally Posted by nimbushopper View Post
    Outstanding macro shots! Must have been with a pretty long lens. Here's a quick grab of one who took a liking to my SeMP!
    Quote Originally Posted by nimbushopper View Post
    Don't know why it didn't post the first time.
    http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/w...agonfly004.jpg
    Thanks! Cool shot, yourself!
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    Re: Bug eyes!

    Cool pics, pretty amazing captures...
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    Re: Bug eyes!

    The wings on that creature are incredibly delicate and complex. Thanks for an awe-inspiring shot!

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    Re: Bug eyes!

    great photos wallace and nimbushopper
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