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8th May 2012, 12:49 AM
f9 1/320s iso800 100mm
8th May 2012, 01:59 AM
Another impressive image Jack. Can you tell us a bit about how to took and processed this beauty?
8th May 2012, 03:51 AM
Originally Posted by FrankMi
8th May 2012, 06:55 AM
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.
8th May 2012, 09:08 AM
Outstanding capture Jack,
Originally Posted by Jack R Mann
I would be tempted to tone down some of the background in PP though.
4th June 2012, 06:26 PM
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?
4th June 2012, 08:10 PM
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.
4th June 2012, 08:35 PM
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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