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Lens: FA 100/F2.8 Macro Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Brisbane ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/150s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: dosdan, 04-15-2013, 09:40 PM

An experiment in bee photography with my new macro lens.




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04-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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A nice shot, possibly a little over exposed and you have a couple of dust spots from your sensor but all in all a good shot.
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Thanks for the critique. I can't find my Pentax sensor cleaning kit at the moment. This is causing a problem when I use the customary small apertures of macro work. I've replaced the image with a cleaned-up version.

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If you use Photoshop CS6 it's easy to remove the dust spots using the lasso tool then going to Edit...Fill and make sure "Content Aware" is selected. Another tip you may find valuable is to increase your contrast while decreasing your brightness will help sharpen the shot and stop the over exposed look.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
If you use Photoshop CS6 it's easy to remove the dust spots using the lasso tool then going to Edit...Fill and make sure "Content Aware" is selected. Another tip you may find valuable is to increase your contrast while decreasing your brightness will help sharpen the shot and stop the over exposed look.
No, I don't own PS. I used the Object Remover in PSP X4. I also tried the Spot Remover in SilkyPix Developer Pro 4, but it's not as useful as the OR tool in PSP.

In the original I had increased the contrast and dropped the rendering brightness ("Exposure" control) in SilkyPix. In the replacement version I compressed the dynamic range in SP, dropped the rendered brightness a bit more, and pulled up the shadows a bit with SP Pro's Dodging control so it wasn't too dark.

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The detail of the head is stunning well done.
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