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I decided to treat myself to a few flowers, amongst them were some wonderful lily buds. One opened over the weekend and I noticed the centers were absolutely gorgeous.

As you can see, I took some 'super macro' shots. I'm wondering if it's too noisy! I've used 'De-speckle' and I used the blur tool, but it still looks quite noisy! (I don't want to use 'Gaussian Blur' because that will lose the freckles).

Any suggestions? Smile

Brand:Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Nov 2011 - 10:10 AM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/2.7
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Red-eye reduction
Title:Noisy Lily
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:7 Nov 2011 - 7:30 AM
Tags:Flower, Flowers & plants, Lily
Votes:35
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salomel
salomel e2 Member 3salomel vcard South Africa
7 Nov 2011 - 7:35 AM

nice

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CaroleS
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7 Nov 2011 - 8:49 AM

No it works Karen because the very centre is so sharp it gives the appearance of rising out of a mist. A fine composition. Carole

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CarolG
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7 Nov 2011 - 9:07 AM

I think it works, Karen, well composed and captured. Carol

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lesliea
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7 Nov 2011 - 9:14 AM

Very nice macro image well taken.
Allen, Smile

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 10:21 AM

Noise is not a problem with this image. The precision of focus and dof overcomes any shortfall in the background and I agree with you that any blurring would ruin the overall impression. Definately a thumbs up from me

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KarenFB
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7 Nov 2011 - 1:58 PM

Thank you everyone! Grin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4742 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 5:00 PM

A beautiful & striking shot !!!.....love the detail & colours !!!!!

I've done a mod. for your consideration, to tone down the noise......not easy, but reasonably successful I think ?????

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KarenFB
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7 Nov 2011 - 5:25 PM

Thanks Keith! What a difference - that's exactly the effect I was trying to achieve! Smile

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7 Nov 2011 - 6:38 PM

Noise programmes and plug ins usually do the best job Karen. My mod1 was done with Noise Ninja, - would recommend it, and you can download a trial.


Mod2 is done using a Photoshop filter, depending on which version you have, it might be available, Its under Filer>Noise>Median; applied at at 1 percent on a layer, removed the effect with a mask on the stamens, and this is the result.

Let me know what software you have, and I will see what results I can get using it without add in programmes.



regards

Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 7 Nov 2011 - 6:42 PM

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KarenFB
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7 Nov 2011 - 7:10 PM

Thanks Willie - two brilliant mods. I have PS Elements 9. I have taken a few images of the Lily, so I shall have to see what I can do, using your hints! Smile

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KarenFB
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7 Nov 2011 - 7:28 PM

Mmmm. I've added a mod of my own - a shame I can't delete it, I obviously need more practise! Wink I've never actually used the 'Median' filter, but I think I shall in the future! Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 7 Nov 2011 - 7:31 PM

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8 Nov 2011 - 8:08 PM

Superb focussing Karen, such pin sharp detail in the stamen

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KarenFB
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9 Nov 2011 - 7:21 AM

Thanks Edmund! Smile

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Ayoob
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9 Nov 2011 - 7:41 AM

Great macro shot Karen ,lovely detail image...........Grin

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Chinga
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10 Nov 2011 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful image! Have a well deserved Number 30 vote from me! Grin
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KarenFB
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11 Nov 2011 - 4:10 AM

Thank you! Grin

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KatieR
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25 Nov 2011 - 3:33 PM

Great composition and colours - and the mods do really make a difference.

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KarenFB
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25 Nov 2011 - 4:45 PM

Thank you Katie! Smile

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