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Abstract Razor Macro

By Ade_Osman    
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

Tags: General Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Flash and lighting Razor close up

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
20 Nov 2012 8:59AM
The best so far IMO.


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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 9:16AM
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.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Nov 2012 9:27AM

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........

20 Nov 2012 9:37AM
Aha!! A new one. Great stuff Ade. A
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Nov 2012 9:45AM
A clean last Ade. Close......very closeWink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 10:01AM
Ah yes, a lot cleaner. I'll go with colour, it has that hard cold feel.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 10:06AM
Thanks, Ade: I meant to say front front to back but got sloppy in my description.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 10:38AM
V1 for me as the colour adds more drama to the sharp shot, i like the hint of blue on the mid blade too.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Nov 2012 11:05AM
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!!)

kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 11:19AM
Great stuff , like colour shot the best
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2012 11:53AM
Colour for me Ade. And no grunge. Grin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
20 Nov 2012 12:55PM
Its the mono for me as my eye is drawn more to the blades which are the focal point of the image. - gary
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 2:05PM
At first I was going to say colour..................................... I have changed my mind, its mono for meGrin Aren't I helpfulTongueWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 3:09PM
It's colour for me - to my eye it has more impact. Great stuff Ade!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Nov 2012 4:18PM
It's the colour one for me big man, how is the beard, tache and big sideburns coming along by the way?Wink
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 4:39PM
I'd send 'em to GilletteWink

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 5:37PM
Great macro/abstract Ade, coloured version for me, but I really like the mono too.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
20 Nov 2012 7:00PM
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.

9 10 10 England
20 Nov 2012 7:08PM
If I didn't know this is a razor I would be thinking some part of a bridge construction!! Brilliant colour.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 7:25PM
I should listen and learn about the stacking - good razor sharp image and always good to hear news from the garden
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
20 Nov 2012 7:27PM
This looks a bit sharper

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
20 Nov 2012 7:38PM
nice work Ade, colour version for me thou as i struggle with mono stuff.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 8:26PM
better than the used one..
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Nov 2012 10:54PM
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
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 9:01AM
The colour version makes a striking abstract Ade - well done

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