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I like this one the best. I did no adjustments to it. I don't like the clutter behind the web. But couldn't be avoided. Thanks again to everyone for their comments and suggestions, critique which gives me more inside into my work and camera settings.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18.0 - 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 29.1 - 89.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Mar 2012 - 8:47 AM
Focal Length:52mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.6
Aperture:f/6.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Final Dew drops and the web photos
Username:catzeye catzeye
Uploaded:19 Aug 2013 - 1:15 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dew drops, Insects, Landscapes, Scenes, Spiders, Water, Webs
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 1:35 PM

Beautiful image!Grin
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carkaci
carkaci e2 Member 4carkaci vcard Turkey
19 Aug 2013 - 1:43 PM

Very nice details.

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:08 PM

A better image at a nicer shutter speed but the colours are still muted and this is primarily due to the auto exposure. I applied the adjustments I mentioned before to this image and it really lifts the background and makes the web stand out from the image.

I would try some images using some manual settings and see what you can achieve, the 400D is a nice camera and the 18 - 55 is a reasonable lens so you should get some nice results. Try a little low level flash just to highlight the web.

Erik

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
20 Aug 2013 - 1:21 AM

You are absolutely right. What you did really brought the web out more. I now have more time and can really start working with the manual settings a lot more. This may be a dumb question, but what do you mean low level flash?

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:46 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

On your 400D its called flash exposure compensation, you should have information on this in the user manual ( can be downloaded from Canon). This adjusts the amount of flash intensity you can have and I would suggest starting at -2 and increasing. The image you want has the web highlights lifted without the flash causing them to over expose and become just white lines in the image.

If you find at -2 the web is still being over exposed then use some grease-proof paper or similar and tape it over the flash head to reduce the light intensity further. You can try decreasing the aperture size by 1 stop but this will affect the whole image and could make the background too dark. The secret is not to rush and to take a number of images at different settings so you can select the best.

If yo have any other questions or your still unsure please get back to me on here or by PM

Erik

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
21 Aug 2013 - 2:12 AM

Erik, you have been a tremendous help to me. I thank you so much for you help and your taking time to explain things. You advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you again for all of your help!!!!!

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 9:38 AM

No Problem it was a pleasure to help that's what the crique team is all about

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pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

This one is so much better. I'm glad you uploaded it. There is more detail in the dense area of the web, and the droplets sparkle beautifully.

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
24 Aug 2013 - 1:00 AM

Thanks pameljean for your comment. I am learning more every day. I really appreciate your comment.

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