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Posted By: egarrard, 07-05-2007, 04:23 PM

A tulip from this past spring.



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07-05-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Hi, Don't know if you were interested in any observations but IMO this shot appears to be "over-sharpened". The colours are nice and the lighting is good but on my monitor the image has a fake look and there is the tell tale highlight around the black Anthers. The flower petals almost look like cut outs. I may be wrong but from here it looks sharpened too much.

I don't know the set up you used but try the same shot again with a solid tripod and use a cable release or the 2 second MU to reduce internal camera shake. Also turn off the SR when on a tripod. You're better off with a sharp picture from the camera and limited, careful use of the sharpening tools to produce the best image.
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I agree!! Nice colours but over sharpened. Do as he says!

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07-06-2007, 03:43 AM   #4
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Nice colours and composition but I agree a little over sharp. What camera settings were you using? Did you do any PP?

I am still experimenting with the settings on my K10D. I read a review at:

DCRP Review: Pentax K10D

which recommended adjusting the default to Contrast +1, Sharpness +2, as the reviewer felt the default settings didn't produce good results for jpegs. It also suggested perhaps adjusting Saturation to +1. The sharpness adjustment certainly seemed to make a difference when I did some experiments in my own rudimentary way. I have set my camera up as the reviewer suggested but don't know if these suggestions are still valid as the firmware has probably been updated since the review. Your captures have made me feel I need to experiment with some flower shots.

Paul

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