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    Rubies on Damselfly

    This is the first time I am uploading these photos from my computer. I hope the size is acceptable otherwise do let me know and I will change the size.

    This damselfly was shot by the stream in the jungle. The size is slightly larger than those found around where I live. The "rubies" on the wings are natural. I myself am surprised by it.

    Do leave your comments and critique. Thanks for viewing.


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    Rubies on Damselfly

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    Re: Rubies on Damselfly

    These are 2 really lovely shots.

    #2 may be a bit too dark to bring out the details but do bring out the rubies very well.

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    Re: Rubies on Damselfly

    These are very good Steven.

    I do see what Bobo means about #2 being a tad dark, my interpretation would be that some selective effort to provide more tone separation where the legs join the body would pay off. You may get away with a global adjustment in Levels of the grey point from 1 to say 1.2.

    Also on #2; the near edge of that brown leaf is almost in the plane of focus and quite sharp, I'd blur that in PP if mine.

    #1 is just stunning as it is, well done.

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    Re: Rubies on Damselfly

    Very nicely done. They guys have made some good points and I really can't add anything new. Great images.

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    Re: Rubies on Damselfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Also on #2; the near edge of that brown leaf is almost in the plane of focus and quite sharp, I'd blur that in PP if mine.
    Dave, I am still learning to do better PP. Any suggestions as to how and what program to use to do the selective blurring?

    Bobo, Paul ... thanks for the comments

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