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Aphid & kids

By Scutter
This was taken yesterday on a rose bud in the garden. I used a 105mm lens plus 20mm extension tube 1/125 at f16; tripod mounted with off-camera flash.

I think I need to diffuse the flash bit more as it is a bit harsh. Any comments as to how to make it better would be gratefully received.

In Light room I rotated the shot and cropped it a bit. In CS3 I re-sized and used USM at 97% setting

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 10:48AM
Sorry I am not technical But really I think that a fabulous shot and will look forward to see what people suggest
I would be so happy if I could get something so good

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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
11 May 2009 11:39AM
A cracking, well detailed macro shot. Good work. Andy
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
11 May 2009 12:03PM
A briiliant and well detailed macro. 10/10 for effort. As you rightly say the flash is a little harsh and you can try to diffuse it a bit more. Alternatively you could use a reflector to bounce the sunlight onto the image. There is also a large amount of noise present. The wee fellas form an important part of the image here and IMHO they are lost slightly in the harsh green of the stalk. In my mod I have run the shot through a noise filter and sharpened by just one px. I have then clarified and adjusted levels to reduce the bright green so the wee fellas become a bit mo re prominent in the shot. Mod was done very quickly but I hope you get the general idea.
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 12:19PM
Thanks Paul, Appreciate your comments and Mod

Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 1:37PM
Thank You Barbara and Dogsbody for you comments! Smile
madbilly 9 1 4 England
11 May 2009 6:41PM
super detail

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