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I love these flies, their noses look as if they are made of wood!
I feel the fly has lost a little detail - I think it was when I filtered out the noise. Any help in that area would be greatly appreciated. (How do you filter out noise but still keep the details sharp?)

Camera:Canon S3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Pinnochio
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:15 May 2008 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Fly, Insect, Rhingia campestris, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40
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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
15 May 2008 - 8:18 AM

Superb detail Karen
Mandy

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 8:24 AM

Superb macrp Karen
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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
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Hi Karen, excellent macro. Maybe not as clinical as some you see on here but it's a real scene.

I use noise ninja plugin for p/s for my noise. And I use it on either a selection or a seperate layer and then delete the areas where noise/detail need to stay. Noise ninja lets you adjust the amount of reduction it gives.

HTH Alan

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 8:45 AM

Two super detail shots, very well done.

B.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 - 9:08 AM

they are both good images

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whiteswan01
15 May 2008 - 9:16 AM

great shots nice detail Dawn

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 9:34 AM

Two super images, very well captured. Carol

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Silverzone
15 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

Both good. Sylvia

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

wow, superb close up, amazing details, well captured
bunSmile

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 12:33 PM

Excellent closeup Karen and I love those eyes.
I really struggle with noise reduction when there are fur/feathers involved as it nearly always saps the fine detail and leaves just coarse detail. Unless the noise is really bad, I leave it alone and maybe selectively applying it to less detail objects or the background if needed. I don't do it quite the same way, but pretty much echoing what Wooly has already said in his comment.
Tim

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 - 1:01 PM

Lovely macro Karen, I wonder why you are getting noise are you using an high ISO, if so you could try using a tripod or monopod to reduce iso and noise.
john

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84283 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 1:08 PM

Thanks everyone!
Alan: I did wonder if to use a duplicate layer and erase to keep the details.
Tim: I must admit, when I print up my shots (usually kept at a bigger file) the noise doesn't seem so bad.
John: ISO usually kept at 200 - I know I'm supposed to use a mono or tripod, but me and pods don't get on.............the bug has usually long gone!!! Smile

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 3:23 PM

Fantastic details I prefer. number 1.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 3:56 PM

Two great images.
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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
15 May 2008 - 5:28 PM

Great shots
Its a draw 1 or 2 ?
Ian

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GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 5:31 PM

Stunning detail perfect focus.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
15 May 2008 - 7:19 PM

super shots, amazing detail..

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chuckspics
15 May 2008 - 8:07 PM

TWO TOP SHOTS, CHUCK

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 8:20 PM

Two superb macros Karen despite noise probs. I use Corel paintshop X1 which has a very good noise reduction filer and sharpener.
Paul

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84283 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 8:46 PM

Thank you everyone!
Rachel asked when I was using the noise filter did I move the "Preserve Details" slider up to 100%..........um, dunno!! Knowing me I didn't!! Smile

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nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
16 May 2008 - 1:45 PM

Lovely shot, great colours.

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DolphinLady
16 May 2008 - 1:51 PM

A really great image...like both versions, but particularly like all the greenery in the original.
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Hop-A-Long
16 May 2008 - 10:39 PM

Great close up.
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sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2008 - 11:02 PM

Karen you have the magical touch. I would be pleased if I could come close to the great photography you produce.

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Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

Lovely sharp image Karen.
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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84283 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2008 - 6:52 AM

Thank you everyone! Grin

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