the "i'm proud of this picture i took" thread #3

Discussion in 'Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics' started by Glidefan, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. Gump

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    Wasp with invisible stinger...
    See its shadow ;)
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    Very good illusion, is his left wing not fully open?
     
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    Thanks. You are correct the left wing was angled just right. If you look very closely you can see a fine line of shadow running down the very top of his back.
    Every now and then I get an interesting shot, but I mostly I just use a "brute force" technique. -- If I take enough shots I am bound to get a good one every now and then.
    This one is much better than the unposted "completely invisible wasp" :look:
     

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    Just experimenting with my new T3i/600d:

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    If I only had better tele, so it wouldn't produce so much aberration at 300mm...
     
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    The blue seals the deal to make it awesome.
     
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    Experimenting with my EF 50mm f/1.8...this is fun!

    My very first attempt at long exposures - 20 sec. shutter speed :

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    And this one at f/1.8 for the creamy dof :

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    As I understand it, lens flare is frowned on, but I really like the look of it. Gotta say, I'm really enjoying this camera and having a blast learning how to use it.
     

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    Better composition:

    20 second exposure

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    f/1.8

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    that's some pretty creamy borkeh :D

    was that with the new lens you just got?
     
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    Haha, yeah, sigma lenses have the best bokeh IMO :D

    yup! the 17-70, great fun lens, that was at 58mm f5 i think, but the bit in focus was less than 10cm from the front element.

    I really like the first pic of the rose unreal! very nice, I can never get roses to expose properly :(
     

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    I've noticed many of your shots are tack sharp. How do you maintain that level of detail after downsizing massively? My shots are razor sharp on my screen before uploading to Flickr, but look horrible afterward.
     
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    Not sure who you're talking to, but I'll try help :)
    do you upload your full size pictures and let flickr resize them? If so, don't. I use photoshop CS5 to resize my pictures (and even then I'm lazy about it, I just reduce it to the size I want in 1 go, though that supposedly compromises some quality), then upload the resized pics onto flickr so that no resizing is going on. Also make sure to convert your pics to sRGB colourspace, I see the ones you've uploaded are already in sRGB so thats good :) but just keep that in mind for the future, because if you shoot in RAW, and let your software do it, it'll keep your pics in ProPhoto RGB, which is not supported by all browsers, which means the colours you see will be different to what a lot of other people see.
     
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    A couple more shots. The 1st heavily processed and the second just resized.
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    More condensation
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    Sirrith - In fact I do let Flickr resize upon upload. I'll try resizing beforehand.

    Thanks a heap!
     
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    I did some comparisons and resizing before uploading makes a huge difference. I also compared browsers and Chrome looks much closer to the original than Firefox. Still, there is quite a loss of contrast, color, and sharpness uploading to Flickr. I wonder if Smugmug has less lossy compression - I'll have to do some investigating.

    A shot from today:

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