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#1 Reciprocityrules

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:05 AM

I was pretty excited to spot this guy in the bush, and I did the best I could.  He was back in the bush, so I couldn't get close; and I only captured him for maybe 4 frames of an 11 fps burst.  It's edited and heavily cropped, but I found it interesting.  These guys, I've read, tether themselves before a jump and leave strands of web all over the place.  CC Welcome! 

 

210mm (150+1.4tc), 36mm extension tubes, 1/640, f/4, ISO 640

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

Hairy little critter !



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

Given the restrictions you describe Jonny,  seems to me you did really well to capture as much detail in such an interesting and hairy little creature.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

Thanks guys!  I know it's not the best image quality, but I posted it anyway.  I think is below a standard I find acceptable due to the lack of clarity, detail and heavy crop.   I actually edited this one a few times.  I had to use masking layers to bring some detail to the subject while removing the noise.  The first time I cropped too heavy, and then I backed off a bit.  Even backing off, it's still tough to pull detail.  It was a relatively noisy image, and I got some strange artifacts when I sharpened and denoised; they were like squiggly lines instead of the normal, spotty noise.  Its soft too.  You can only do so much with editing.  Thanks again Gedee and Rod!

 

I also wondered what all of the webs that seemed to have no pattern were, and this is the culprit (I think).  Flowers sometimes get small webs all over them, and the webs can really distract from the subject.  The eye setup on these guys is amazing too; I am not sure if that's an eye on the side of the head or not, but there are four in the reddish area on the face.  This is my "Bigfoot" of the macro world - I will try to capture this illusive bugger better in the future - Jonny Quest :D


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:05 AM

Best image quality...!!!!  What`s that about..? I come here to learn and be amazed, and it amazes me the work folk put in behind the image and of course I am amazed by the wonderful quality that some folk seem to be able to capture/create time and again, thus that which might seem less than perfect to some is just PERFECT for me..

 

Impressive PP skills included, Jonny...(-:



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:14 AM

Thanks Gedee.  I was opposed to PP when I first started, but noise really got to me.  I am a super novice at PP, but I am trying.  PP forces you to look at your images very closely, and it has helped me a lot.  I come here to learn and shoot the breeze with some folks with common interests.  I think I have grown, and I like to see people grow too.  A lot of things here amaze me too...  I am glad they are going to keep it maintained, because this group is really good. 


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