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By KarenFB
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?)

Tags: Fly Insect Rhingia campestris Wildlife and nature

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15 May 2008 8:18AM
Superb detail Karen

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Shroomer 11 14 167 England
15 May 2008 8:24AM
Superb macrp Karen
Wooly Plus
12 112 4 England
15 May 2008 8:31AM
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
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
15 May 2008 8:45AM
Two super detail shots, very well done.

they are both good images
15 May 2008 9:16AM
great shots nice detail Dawn
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
15 May 2008 9:34AM
Two super images, very well captured. Carol
15 May 2008 11:02AM
Both good. Sylvia
15 May 2008 11:11AM
wow, superb close up, amazing details, well captured
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 12:33PM
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.
15 May 2008 1:01PM
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.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
15 May 2008 1:08PM
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
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 3:23PM
Fantastic details I prefer. number 1.
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
15 May 2008 3:56PM
Two great images.
9 143 Wales
15 May 2008 5:28PM
Great shots
Its a draw 1 or 2 ?
15 May 2008 5:31PM
Stunning detail perfect focus.
15 May 2008 7:19PM
super shots, amazing detail..
15 May 2008 8:07PM
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
15 May 2008 8:20PM
Two superb macros Karen despite noise probs. I use Corel paintshop X1 which has a very good noise reduction filer and sharpener.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
15 May 2008 8:46PM
Thank you everyone!
Rachel asked when I was using the noise filter did I move the "Preserve Details" slider up to, dunno!! Knowing me I didn't!! Smile
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
16 May 2008 1:45PM
Lovely shot, great colours.

16 May 2008 1:51PM
A really great both versions, but particularly like all the greenery in the original.
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
16 May 2008 10:39PM
Great close up.
sparklep Plus
10 146 1
16 May 2008 11:02PM
Karen you have the magical touch. I would be pleased if I could come close to the great photography you produce.
Julian Plus
13 76 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 11:23PM
Lovely sharp image Karen.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
17 May 2008 6:52AM
Thank you everyone! Grin

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