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The Intricacy of Nature


The Intricacy of Nature
Photo Information
Copyright: Fleur van Beek (fleury31) (16)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Tamron DI 90mm F2.8 macro 1:1
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-06-16 10:15
Viewed: 3917
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dragonfly sitting on a plant in our garden.
He was sitting very still, so I could take a lot of shots ^-^. I still couln't get a fully sharp image, though, which I tried to do by choosing a bigger diafragm number.

To still get a sharp photo, I photoshopped two of the good ones which had different depths of field and superimposed them by making one the photos a layer and dissolving it in the other photo. To get a good result I used the erasor and the crop tool for some finishing touches.

I think it came out rather well and I don't think you can really see where I editted the photo. If you do, please say so, so that I can improve on my photoshop skills ^^

I really hope you guys like the result and does anyone know how to get a shot like this one, of a close up animal and still get an overall sharp image?

Thanx for your help and comments
King Regards,
Fleury

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To extramundi: Hi Felipe xDfleury31 1 06-17 00:18
To batu: thank you Peter :Dfleury31 1 06-17 00:15
To nglen: thanks ^-^fleury31 1 06-17 00:09
To goutham_ramesh: Thank yo Goutham, this helps me loads!fleury31 1 06-17 00:06
To goutham_ramesh: Thankspartha_de 1 06-16 11:32
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Hi,
Welcome to TN! I love this image , the colors and sharpness is decent.
I can tell you from my experience how to shoot a great macro
1. Always use a stand , In NL you might have to use flash as well ( I used to a lot when i was there )
2. Go parallel to the subject/ point of interest , this brings your subject/point of interest within the dof
3. Use remote / cable release to reduce the shake.
4. use proper f stop to get better dof , for ur 90 mm f8 - f11
should work :-)

Hope this helps
Cheers,
Goutham

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-16 11:25]
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Hi Fleur. Welcome to TN. All that are good frien Goutham has said is so right just keep try ing different setting till you are happy with it. This is a good start. Good detail in the head and eyes. with natural looking colours.
Well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-06-16 11:35]
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Hello Fleur,
nice first picture with good details concerning legs, thorax and head. I see that Goutham gave some advices.
But clearly you have to find your own way of macrophotography. Goutham produces excellent macros but I think they are also possible without stand.
I invite you to a walk through my gallery (I never used a stand up to now).
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Fleur.
I find your image lovely, with beautiful moody atmosphere and great composition. I like how greens and blacks are distributed.
I think you cold have used a sharpening tool to give a final touch, so I dared a workshop, hope you like.
Wellcome, Felipe.

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