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This is the final Razor image of the one's I've recently posted, again using the Canon MP-E 65mm X1-5 Lens I have. This particular image is probably my favourite and is a stacked composite of 20 separate shots processed using Zerene and then tidied up using PSPX. I just can't my mind up on the either the colour or the Mono, I think they both have their merits and both work well. The wife prefers the colour version so I've gone with that as V1, but any opinions/comment/critique would be most welcome as I'm hoping to use this one for a club competition.

Hedgehog/Fox update
Still lots going on in the garden, with the Foxes being particularly active at night, but were also still seeing hedgehog activity despite the time of year and of course we now have the bird table camera working fairly well during the day. I did see a rather underweight hog the other night and have been trying to catch him to check it's health and weight, but so far he has eluded me Sad
As always the place to go is Ade's Hedgehog and Garden Wildlife Cams

Thanks for stopping by, more conventional moth images tomorrow, but an interesting one all the same, regards to all......Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo @ x2 magnification
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Abstract Razor Macro
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:20 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Razor close up., Specialist / abstract
Votes:44
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 8:59 AM

The best so far IMO.

Albert

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:16 AM

Nice pristine condition here: love the diagonal composition, Ade, and for me it's definitely the coloured version.
I'll show my total ignorance now but say I'm surprised it took 20 shots to get the detail across the subject.......just shows how much I know about thingsSmileWinkSmile.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:27 AM


Quote: I'll show my total ignorance now but say I'm surprised it took 20 shots to get the detail across the subject....

Thanks Ronnie, no so much across the image, but more front to back. The trouble with magnified images like this is that the DOF falls off very sharply, the stacking method allows you to layer images with a slightly different focus point on top of each other, so that the eventual image is sharp throughout. Had I just used one image, the middle blade of the razor would have been sharp, but the others will have been blurred and completely OOF. A very simplistic explanation and there are other factors to think about, but that's about the upshot of using the stacking method really........

AdeSmile

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accipiter
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20 Nov 2012 - 9:37 AM

Aha!! A new one. Great stuff Ade. A

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rontear
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20 Nov 2012 - 9:45 AM

A clean shave.....at last Ade. Close......very closeWink
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 10:01 AM

Ah yes, a lot cleaner. I'll go with colour, it has that hard cold feel.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 10:06 AM

Thanks, Ade: I meant to say front front to back but got sloppy in my description.
Ronnie.

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JackAllTog
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20 Nov 2012 - 10:38 AM

V1 for me as the colour adds more drama to the sharp shot, i like the hint of blue on the mid blade too.

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WhiteRose1
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20 Nov 2012 - 11:05 AM

I prefer the colour but the close up crop suggests this is an abstract image and as such the mono works better (but bear in mind my track record for picking winners is abysmal!!)

Dave

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:19 AM

Great stuff , like colour shot the best

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:53 AM

Colour for me Ade. And no grunge. Grin
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM

Its the mono for me as my eye is drawn more to the blades which are the focal point of the image. - gary

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Fefe
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20 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

At first I was going to say colour..................................... I have changed my mind, its mono for meGrin Aren't I helpfulTongueWink
Diane

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AnnChown
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20 Nov 2012 - 3:09 PM

It's colour for me - to my eye it has more impact. Great stuff Ade!
Ann

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Glostopcat
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20 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM

It's the colour one for me big man, how is the beard, tache and big sideburns coming along by the way?Wink

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tomcat
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20 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

I'd send 'em to GilletteWink


Adrian

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johnjo58
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20 Nov 2012 - 5:37 PM

Great macro/abstract Ade, coloured version for me, but I really like the mono too.
David

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AnneWorner
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20 Nov 2012 - 7:00 PM

This is much more appealing than the prior upload Tongue I saw it and ran screaming to the bathroom, got the razors, put in new blades and put the razors themselves in bleach water - what a revelation.

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 7:08 PM

If I didn't know this is a razor I would be thinking some part of a bridge construction!! Brilliant colour.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
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20 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

I should listen and learn about the stacking - good razor sharp image and always good to hear news from the garden

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jaktis
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20 Nov 2012 - 7:27 PM

This looks a bit sharper

Peter

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zapar40
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20 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

nice work Ade, colour version for me thou as i struggle with mono stuff.
ant.

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bunbeam
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20 Nov 2012 - 8:26 PM

better than the used one..
brilliant
bunSmile

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Glostopcat
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20 Nov 2012 - 10:54 PM

I eagerly await your next upload Mr O, I just hope it is not one of the following from your bathroom, some toenail clippings, some chest or back hair that you've waxed, a lump of ear wax or a bogey from your nose!Tongue

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jasonrwl
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25 Nov 2012 - 9:01 AM

The colour version makes a striking abstract Ade - well done
Jason

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