Will Cheung Shoots Macro Photography With The Help Of MPB
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By Relic01  
Went into unfamiliar territory today with my dog Knight, was setting up for a shot when I noticed Knight alert to something behind me. This little guy didn't seem afraid, just seemed to ask "Really?" when I took his photo. I didn't have time to set up. It came out a bit overexposed so I darkened and deepened it a little. I also added a 'frame". f5, 1/240s, ISO 200, 38mm focal,0.0 ev. I can't recall if I was an Aperture, Shutter, or auto. Mod 1 is SOOC.

Tags: General Wildlife and nature



Relic01 11 8 Canada
21 Aug 2015 3:45AM
exif says Aperture.....
tonyguitar 11 77 37 Canada
21 Aug 2015 4:11AM
Only one gentle hint from me. Crop right side, top and bottom so his tail is nearer the frame. Colour looks lush and he looks healthy and fit. Nice one. TG
Relic01 11 8 Canada
21 Aug 2015 4:20AM
Thanks Tony, I'll do that and upload the mod.
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
21 Aug 2015 6:18AM
captured well my friend.. Grin
Rock 21 10 2 England
21 Aug 2015 7:55AM
For a grab- shot this certainly good !

dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
21 Aug 2015 11:24AM
Well grabbed!

There's a really odd effect here (and I've seen it before in your pictures) that some areas seem sharper than others, for no obvious reason. The animal (clearly standing still) is soft, but grasses in front and behind are sharper...

Very, very weird. I wonder if Willie has any ideas?
Relic01 11 8 Canada
21 Aug 2015 12:26PM
dudler I have been noticing that as well, it is certainly nothing I am doing deliberately.
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2015 3:12PM
Hi, I have done you a mod from your original that you uploaded in mods.
The image is not overexposed to me at all, the histogram is good, a perfect little mountain.
As for the focus, did you auto or manually focus? If you auto focused I would say that because of the big aperture, it has focused on the grasses more than the fox, manually focusing would have got the fox more in focus instead of the grass. Although saying that the fox is not out of focus, just a bit less sharp than you would have liked.
In my mod I have increased the highlights and the whites to brighten rather than darken,and decreased the shadows. increased the clarity (that also increases the highlights/ shadows) removed some green to lessen the appearnce of the grass, and given it a sharpen.
I have done another with a crop but I might not be able to upload that, It might be too small after the crop, we will see.
Hope this helpsSmile
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
21 Aug 2015 4:10PM
You made the most of the opportunity and it's a very nice natural capture.
The saturation did need boosting from your original though you've taken it just as far as looks reasonable - it's easy to overcook it in the quest for eyecatcing colour.

The blurred areas are weird. There are parts of the image, the grass in front of and vegetation behind the animal that are sharp but the animal's body is not sharp.
At first I considered heavy jpg compression on upload (either by you or by the site if you upload a version larger than 1000 px) but it's the same on your original (mod1). Second thoughts are did you set a high compression level (small jpg file size) somewhere in your camera options as that can affect reproduction of fine detail.
Aperture, shutter speed and ISO suggest decent settings for obtaining a good capture.

A shame because this is a fine view and one that many would be pleased to take.

Relic01 11 8 Canada
21 Aug 2015 5:27PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions, I try to implement all suggestions in a quest to understand and become better. Keith and Diane-
I am pretty sure it was an auto focus, I am not sure how to manually focus this camera as there are no focus rings on the lens (it is a bridge camera) As for setting a high compression in the camera, that is Greek to me. I wouldn't have the slightest how to do that or even if this camera will allow it.
I am hopeful to get either a Nikon D5500 or equivalent Canaon. I have looked at the other brands and handled a few, I like the touch scren on tboth but like the weather proofing on the Canano. The weight is better on the Nikon. We shall see....
21 Aug 2015 5:35PM
Just a thought and shoot me down in flames if you want,could it be that the lens camera set up needs calibrating as it might be front focussing?

As Keith says I would be pleased to have that view.

Relic01 11 8 Canada
21 Aug 2015 5:57PM
Bonnie- How would I check that?
I think it is time I risk it and go through the entire menu, perhaps I have done something without knowing. I will advise of my findings. I am pleased that the picture is considered good by you all.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
21 Aug 2015 7:53PM
The menus are the answer to the high file compression thin Keith mentions, and that seems a likely culprit.

Most cameras allow you to set the quality of images, and the size: they don't always use the maximum quality they're capable of.

Somewhere in there, there will be 'picture quality' or words to that effect (the Fuji page I quote below says you have the option of fine or normal. Pick fine). You should set the highest one. Close to it, you will probably find a setting for image size - again, go for the largest one. This Fuji page says there are three sizes, large, medium and small.

Try that - if it solves the problem, we've sorted it: if not, we'll try other things!
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2015 9:02AM
What kind of dog is that? It looks very like a fox!

This could be nice, but the focus issue is mentioned above and is very difficult to explain. I think your camera is damaged. Have you dropped it?

The sensor may be out of allignment and you will not correct that. If it is damage, I fear the repair bill would be more thanthe camera is worth. The lens could also have a element out of line. Again, not really repairable economically.

Try setting the camera on a tripod and shoot a set image with a range of depth. Try manually focusing on different areas at a wide aperture and inspect the results.

22 Aug 2015 9:00PM
Mike I'm just looking at your camera I'm not familiar with that model.With some SLRs they will allow micro adjustment for the focus point,but I'm not
sure yours will.
I guess it would be good to compare it with a similar model in ideal conditions with same set ups.
I really do hope you can get things sorted and would like to know how you progress. Best of luck Robin.
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2015 5:02PM
It's not an SLR, but this kind of focus problem will not be correcte by micro adjustment. There is a depth variation across the frame which I think is mechanical.


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