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A hoverfly, resting during a shower of rain.
Crisp macro capture, well done.
Stunning macro phorography.
Superb macro work, very well done indeed.
Stunning macro work, the background really sets this one off.
A brilliant macro, I agree with Loupix the background is spot on too. Good shot.
Brilliant...how did you get so close?
A really stunning macro with incredibly clear detail throughout!
Thanks for the comments folks. The hoverfly (which was in my back garden) was quite docile, I think due to the rain. I had time to nip inside and get my tripod, then come out and set up, with the lens just a few centimetres from it, and it didn't move a muscle.
The background is the hedge at the other side of the garden, about 5 or 6 metres away.
Fantastic macro work.
Stunning macro, excellent in every aspect.
Really impressive close-up, nicelt taken.
really fantastic shot,like this alot
Great dof and macro work.
WOW superb detail
Stunning macro shot
Wow, this is so pin sharp, an excellent piece of macro work, 10/10!
Thanks folks, much appreciate your feedback.
brilliant macro shot and thanks for the tip on how to use the unsharp mask it made me want to pop in and have a look at the end result which is really good
Very good macro work indeed. Click!
superb detail !!!
Nice one. Excellent
Rather than add to the forum. I think you need to look into processing the image less. It looks like the contrast has been pushed too much and you this has created an over harsh image then you have sharpened it a touch too much. The over white hairs and black pixels in the image show this.
To improve I think you need to have a more uniform light source to avoid the burnt out highlights, and a greater depth of field. This would allow a sharp capture with less processing.
John, thanks for the comments. I may look at re-processing this, because I think I may have 'rushed it' a bit, especially when it comes to brightness & contrast, which I think is more to blame than sharpening.
The light was actually pretty flat - it was taken during a downpour of rain, so it's more likely the quick processing as mentioned above is the problem.
TBH, I don't spend too long processing images for EPZ, because there seems little point investing a lot of time on a 500px image. However, this shot seems to have caused a minor furore, so I think I'll have another crack at it.
Thanks again for the critique!
What aperture did tyou use for this Mike? pin sharp with tones of detail.
Thanks for the comment. Just checked the EXIF - this was 1/5sec at f8
Fantastic shot, amazing detail in its eye.
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