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Assorted red,red and more red colors.
Lens: Pentax SMC -DA L 55-300mm ED Camera: Pentax k-50 Photo Location: Sherwood Forest. ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F10 
Posted By: Tonytee, 05-14-2018, 11:25 PM



Focal Length @300mm, Manual Exposure Mode, Exp., bias @ 5EV, No flash and used Multi-Segment Metering.

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This image was truly a labor of love. I had to slightly increase brightness to bring out the petals above center to offset the slightly darker petals below center. I use Photo Editor 10 which came with my Dell Windows 10 computer. Photo Editor 10 does not offer a sharpening tool, however it does offer a feature called, "Clarity." What it does is actually remove the peach fuzz in the image which does not make it sharper, but it does make it much clearer. I feel that is a plus because with sharpening tools, you run the risk of Sharpening Artifacts and that is not an attractive affect. All in all, I like the way this turned out. I was impressed with my Canon gear in the way it handles the reds, however my Pentax gear is far superior and am happy that I have it. Tony

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Focal Length @300mm, Manual Exposure Mode, Exp., bias @ 5EV, No flash and used Multi-Segment Metering.

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This image was truly a labor of love. I had to slightly increase brightness to bring out the petals above center to offset the slightly darker petals below center. I use Photo Editor 10 which came with my Dell Windows 10 computer. Photo Editor 10 does not offer a sharpening tool, however it does offer a feature called, "Clarity." What it does is actually remove the peach fuzz in the image which does not make it sharper, but it does make it much clearer. I feel that is a plus because with sharpening tools, you run the risk of Sharpening Artifacts and that is not an attractive affect. All in all, I like the way this turned out. I was impressed with my Canon gear in the way it handles the reds, however my Pentax gear is far superior and am happy that I have it. Tony
The shadows give this an interesting look. Thanks for sharing!

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The shadows give this an interesting look. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks very much, sir.

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To get rid of the Sharpening Artifacts you must use Threshold option found in GIMP, for example. That's why I provide viewers with GIMP processes that way:

x) Unsharp Mask -> 0.4 / .44 / 25 (radius / amount in % - 0.44 = 44 % / threshold)

Sometimes 15 is enough, but lately, especially when there are too much dark areas in my pictures the "25" works better. Even using Unsharp 3 times then I didn't increase color grains or artifacts to a "visibly" level.

You've made truly fiery shot! My 4/5 "stars".

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To get rid of the Sharpening Artifacts you must use Threshold option found in GIMP, for example. That's why I provide viewers with GIMP processes that way:

x) Unsharp Mask -> 0.4 / .44 / 25 (radius / amount in % - 0.44 = 44 % / threshold)

Sometimes 15 is enough, but lately, especially when there are too much dark areas in my pictures the "25" works better. Even using Unsharp 3 times then I didn't increase color grains or artifacts to a "visibly" level.

You've made truly fiery shot! My 4/5 "stars".

Cheers

Thanks very much for viewing.

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Focal Length @300mm, Manual Exposure Mode, Exp., bias @ 5EV, No flash and used Multi-Segment Metering.

Thanks for viewing.

TT

This image was truly a labor of love. I had to slightly increase brightness to bring out the petals above center to offset the slightly darker petals below center. I use Photo Editor 10 which came with my Dell Windows 10 computer. Photo Editor 10 does not offer a sharpening tool, however it does offer a feature called, "Clarity." What it does is actually remove the peach fuzz in the image which does not make it sharper, but it does make it much clearer. I feel that is a plus because with sharpening tools, you run the risk of Sharpening Artifacts and that is not an attractive affect. All in all, I like the way this turned out. I was impressed with my Canon gear in the way it handles the reds, however my Pentax gear is far superior and am happy that I have it. Tony
Nice shots!
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Nice shots!

Grateful to you for your comments.

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