Three Quickies From Today

12 years 11 months ago #97585 by Shadowfixer1
I didn't get anything great today. The wind was a pain.





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12 years 11 months ago #97793 by dang
Hi Randy,
I like all three. Especially the second shot, nice use of free space & the crop works great.
Thanks for sharing.

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12 years 11 months ago #97799 by MLKstudios
It appears to me that you love what you photograph. That's the most important thing.

Matthew :)

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12 years 11 months ago #97801 by Trudehell
Beautiful macros!

The first one looks almost fake - have you blurred the area around the bug? If so, my tip would be not to overdo it - and also to extend with feather one or two pixels to make the "border" less obvious.

If you haven't done anything, it's still a little strange to look at, as if a crisp clear bug lives in a blurry world. But maybe that's so.

Wind must be a pain when trying to photograph bugs. Cross my fingers for better weather for you and your camera so that we get to se more shots!

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12 years 11 months ago #97803 by chasrich
I am facinated by macro in general and am about to cross over that threshold in my work as well. I hope to do as good as these photos someday even if it takes a perfectly calm day for me to do it. :blink:

Thank you for furthering my inspiration in this area with the very nice images. :judge: Well done!

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12 years 11 months ago #97837 by Shadowfixer1

Trudehell wrote: Beautiful macros!

The first one looks almost fake - have you blurred the area around the bug? If so, my tip would be not to overdo it - and also to extend with feather one or two pixels to make the "border" less obvious.

If you haven't done anything, it's still a little strange to look at, as if a crisp clear bug lives in a blurry world. But maybe that's so.

Wind must be a pain when trying to photograph bugs. Cross my fingers for better weather for you and your camera so that we get to se more shots!


No blur filter was used on these. They might look fake, but they are what they are. You learn how little DOF you actually have when shooting these little guys.
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12 years 11 months ago #97929 by photobod

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

Trudehell wrote: Beautiful macros!

The first one looks almost fake - have you blurred the area around the bug? If so, my tip would be not to overdo it - and also to extend with feather one or two pixels to make the "border" less obvious.

If you haven't done anything, it's still a little strange to look at, as if a crisp clear bug lives in a blurry world. But maybe that's so.

Wind must be a pain when trying to photograph bugs. Cross my fingers for better weather for you and your camera so that we get to se more shots!


No blur filter was used on these. They might look fake, but they are what they are. You learn how little DOF you actually have when shooting these little guys.


They are great photos especialy if it was very windy, I can see blur in the insect on the first one so its obvious nothing has been done, its just great DoF in my opinion. :judge: :judge: :judge:

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12 years 11 months ago #97943 by Screamin Scott
The wind,even the slightest breeze, is the outdoor macro photographers nemesis. That ,coupled with the extremely thin DOF, makes for few keepers on our outings...I also like the 2nd shot the best amongst these three, a lightning bug isn't it?

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12 years 11 months ago #97975 by mj~shutterbugg
I like #2 as well. I hea you about the wind, makes macro a pain but when you nail it, it's so worth it!

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12 years 11 months ago #98009 by Shadowfixer1
Yes Scott, that is a lightning bug. Trust me folks. I didn't need added blur for these. It was all I could do to get anything half way sharp in the image. I was bobbing, weaving and sweating enough to make Mohammid Ali proud.:P

One comment on feathering an edge. I don't think a 1 or 2 pixel feather would eliminate a visible line from an applied affect. My experience has been it takes a much larger feathering amount to make it non detectable.
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12 years 11 months ago #98029 by Dori
The second one is well done!

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