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Old August 7th, 2006, 06:38 PM
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RAW Dragonfly

Ok, this is my posted picture shooting in RAW. I shot the dragonfly and used Adobe CS2 to process the file and then added an unsharp mask.

I like shooting the forest dragonflies because they seem like afraid of people and will sit still and let you get close. I try to get as close as possible by getting in the midst of them and then sitting or standing very still. They tend to return to similar spots and will remain there if you don't scare them. Then I use the Macro feature of my camera and try to get in front of them and slightly above.

I am including the original shot data so if you have any suggestions on how to improve both this shot and future shots, please share them.

Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.
Exposure Program: Manual
F/Stop: 5.0
Aperture Value: 5.0
Max. Aperture Value: 2.8
ISO 100
Focal Length: 7.4 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern


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Oh and subsequently, This is my first photo in the Feedback Section but don't let that hold you back. I know I have a lot to leanr.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 06:50 PM
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I think you have done an amazing job on this pic Joe. The detail is amazing, love the angle. Can't give you any neg feedback or advise, I think this shot is great, and I don't usually comment in the Feeback section, but had to with this one. Well done Joe!
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Old August 7th, 2006, 07:39 PM
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I have to agree Joe, I think you did a super job!
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Great job Joe. I very much like the detail you captured. The only very very minor nit is the little piece of shadow you caught in the lower right corner.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:04 PM
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Great job Joe. I very much like the detail you captured. The only very very minor nit is the little piece of shadow you caught in the lower right corner.

Yea the guy holding the camera wouldn't get his 6'2" 235 lbs butt out of the way.

I couldn't get the shadow out without losing part of the wing.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:13 PM
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Great job joe.

The crop is good, demands attention for the dragonfly.
I see the sand is kinda bright, but properly exposed as it should be. I would not mind working with it if you would permit. Just to add contrast
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:20 PM
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Great job joe.

The crop is good, demands attention for the dragonfly.
I see the sand is kinda bright, but properly exposed as it should be. I would not mind working with it if you would permit. Just to add contrast
Feel free to try whatever. It was about 3 in the afternoon and that is on a primitive boat ramp and it is a mixture of soils and all are pretty whiteish in color and the sun was bright.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Ya it is perfect background imo.

I did this effect with this action. And i used a vignette. It's not for everyone and i agree some will not like it. Just like to play in photoshop if you cant alrdy tell.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:36 PM
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Ya it is perfect background imo.

I did this effect with this action. And i used a vignette. It's not for everyone and i agree some will not like it. Just like to play in photoshop if you cant alrdy tell.
That is too cool. It looks like you changed it from a daylight shot to a night time flashlight painted shot. I am going to get that action and try it out.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:43 PM
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haha great im super glad i could help.

If you have problem pls pm me
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