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    Yellowjacket

    f9 1/320s iso800 100mmYellowjacket

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    Re: Yellowjacket

    Another impressive image Jack. Can you tell us a bit about how to took and processed this beauty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Another impressive image Jack. Can you tell us a bit about how to took and processed this beauty?
    Second that.

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    Shot with 100mm macro. I saw these flocking to my wife's peionie so sat on rockery and waited and that were not camera shy.pp ws just vibrance and saturation adj and raised blk point is all.

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    Re: Yellowjacket

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack R Mann View Post
    Shot with 100mm macro. I saw these flocking to my wife's peionie so sat on rockery and waited and that were not camera shy.pp ws just vibrance and saturation adj and raised blk point is all.
    Outstanding capture Jack,

    I would be tempted to tone down some of the background in PP though.

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    Re: Yellowjacket

    Incredible photo, Jack. Macro shots is just one of the areas that interests me. I'm quite the beginner at the moment, and I don't yet own a macro lens. Just a question about your post, Dave, about "toning down." What, exactly, do you mean about toning down the background? Do you mean the background colors appear too vivid?

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    Re: Yellowjacket

    Parts of the background are a bit on the 'bright' side, Jeff. Highlights in particular are a bit 'strong'.

    This often happens with macro shots, particularly with a rather dark subject and a paler background. An ideal exposure on the main subject also creates a rather bright background which competes with the intended subject for attention.

    Overall exposure adjustment would also affect the 'model' brightness level as well as the background. The ideal option is to work with an Adjustment Layer plus a mask which can be edited to selectively 'tone down' the over bright background areas.

    A little trickier than it sounds; but I'm sure it would be well within Jack's capabilities.
    Last edited by Geoff F; 4th June 2012 at 08:14 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Yellowjacket

    Hi Jack-- Couple of questions: Did you use a cable release? And did you utilize mirror lock up.-Great photo!-mary

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