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Untried Camera Feature...........

By Imageryonly
In all my years with digital, I had never taken a jpeg image or used the cameras built in editing programs, so decided to switch everything possible on and see what the result was.

This is the resulting, completely original, image from the camera.

Using the digital zoom in the camera this was handheld from 1460mm. That is approx 5ft in old money. I know this is the same as a crop, but to focus at this size , at that distance and this clarity is impressive.

Tags: Butterfly Peacock Digital art Jpeg Unedited tele zoom

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banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4149 Canada
28 Jul 2020 5:33AM
Although there not a lot of fine detail captured, it is quite good overall.

Cropping in post processing might give you some more contrail over noise reduction and sharpening, and the mod I uploaded has some areas a touch sharper.

I dont know if the 1460mm is 35mm equivalent, - I assume it is, and the max optical zoom here is 600mm, so your'e more than twice that, - effectively looking at a sensor areas less than half the full 116 sq. mm.



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DaveRyder Plus
6 4.4k 7 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 8:48AM
I've only made a few alterations to a nice image of a Butterfly.
The straw entering in the bottom seems a little intrusive and the light areas are pulling my eye away from the butterfly somewhat.

Removed the intrusive wheat at the bottom
Cropped slightly
Dropped highlights and increased shadows
Sharpened a little and pulled details out

I thought about a dodge/burn to reduce the light areas even more but when applied it started to look like I'd over done the processing (or maybe I was too heavy handed with it)

Hope you like the results, all in Luminar.


chase Plus
14 1.7k 411 England
28 Jul 2020 10:00AM
Welcome to the Critique Gallery David, I see you have been with us for some time but this looks like your first venture here.

The image of the Butterfly is nice enough but there are lots of distractions in the frame. The blown highlights at the back are a result of taking this is very bright sunshine which is really not the best time for photography.
Daves mod has removed some of the distractions and Willies mod has increased the darks a little, enough to be effective.

Personally I would have liked to have seen a bit more isolation from the bg as my eyes are wandering all around the frame.

You did well handheld from that distance, a good test to do to see what the camera/lens was capable of.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 683 England
28 Jul 2020 12:42PM
Apart from the first few hundred frames non of my DSLRs have shot a jpg either.

It's good to see what your camera is capable of, should you need to go to extremes.

As this was a test as such, then those intrusions that Dave has very nicely removed, I guess you'd avoid in normal circumstances, given patience and assuming the insect was more cooperative!

You were lucky at that focal length and shutter speed (even with image stabilisation if you had it or it was on). Again, pushing the limits.

There is ultimately loss of detail, but sufficient for a small image on the web and it is ok for ID.
Thanks to you all for your input, very much appreciated and annotated.
As this was posted entirely as an experimental shot, and completely unedited in any area, I am pleased that the comments are so positive.
Thanks for the edits, all are improvements, as Dark Lord says, I now know the capability of the camera in extreme circumstances,

PS probably bee another 10 years before I take another jpeg.............................................
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1679 England
28 Jul 2020 8:04PM
Auto-almost-everything works, not too badly.

But full control works better, as you clearly know already!

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