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Post by Nikodian1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:22 am

Honey bee on the Rosemary bush flower in my back yard.
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Post by Didereaux » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:04 pm

Very nice. But there is a lesson in this. Notice the very fine hairs, and bristles and such...when they seem to glow it is because of oversharpening. Back the sharpening just til the glow is barely noticeable. This is the most common error that bird photographers make (and not just the amateurs either).
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Post by Nikodian1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:14 pm

Didereaux wrote:Very nice. But there is a lesson in this. Notice the very fine hairs, and bristles and such...when they seem to glow it is because of oversharpening. Back the sharpening just til the glow is barely noticeable. This is the most common error that bird photographers make (and not just the amateurs either).


Thank you for your advise.
I have gone back to the original unedited raw file.
This time I have only put the crop in, enhanced the blacks and saturated the orange colours.
I have used very little sharpening, is this better.
This is just a quick edit for me to understand and see the difference in over sharpening.
When I was taking this shot I did have a reflector pegged in the rose bush next to it because there was a lot of shadow from the other plants in my garden.

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Post by Didereaux » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:27 am

Nikodian1 wrote:
Didereaux wrote:Very nice. But there is a lesson in this. Notice the very fine hairs, and bristles and such...when they seem to glow it is because of oversharpening. Back the sharpening just til the glow is barely noticeable. This is the most common error that bird photographers make (and not just the amateurs either).


Thank you for your advise.
I have gone back to the original unedited raw file.
This time I have only put the crop in, enhanced the blacks and saturated the orange colours.
I have used very little sharpening, is this better.
This is just a quick edit for me to understand and see the difference in over sharpening.
When I was taking this shot I did have a reflector pegged in the rose bush next to it because there was a lot of shadow from the other plants in my garden.

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Kudos! Now you have a beautiful sharp picture that looks natural!. Well done.
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Post by Didereaux » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:27 am

Nikodian1 wrote:
Didereaux wrote:Very nice. But there is a lesson in this. Notice the very fine hairs, and bristles and such...when they seem to glow it is because of oversharpening. Back the sharpening just til the glow is barely noticeable. This is the most common error that bird photographers make (and not just the amateurs either).


Thank you for your advise.
I have gone back to the original unedited raw file.
This time I have only put the crop in, enhanced the blacks and saturated the orange colours.
I have used very little sharpening, is this better.
This is just a quick edit for me to understand and see the difference in over sharpening.
When I was taking this shot I did have a reflector pegged in the rose bush next to it because there was a lot of shadow from the other plants in my garden.

Jenny



Kudos! Now you have a beautiful sharp picture that looks natural!. Well done.
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Post by Nikodian1 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:14 am

Thank you
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Post by pah43 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:21 am

I think Jenny forgot to mention that this lovely shot of hers took out 1st place at our recent annual exhibition, Jenny's face when it was announced was a picture to behold, a well deserved result Jenny and then I suppose I should go on to mention that the very next night she took out the number one spot in our monthly competition plus a merit. Again Jenny well done you have worked hard to achieve these awards :photo:

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Post by Nikodian1 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:33 am

8~ A crazy week!
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Post by TomCofer » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:27 pm

I actually like the original post better. Congrats Jenny!
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Post by Didereaux » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:45 pm

TomCofer wrote:I actually like the original post better. Congrats Jenny!


THis issue, is of course, a matter of taste. But my observation is entirely valid. The effect on the first photo is achieved by over correcting the sharpness. Some people like that, but some people also like the garish cartoon effects achieved by over doing HDR. All a matter of taste, and style. I don't like Elvis paintings on velvet either! :rofl:
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