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BobbyBubblehead

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What software are you using for post processing? You are using it well, whatever it may be. :thup:

Ahh, the software I was introduced to and got a book about just as it became version 4... Photoshop.

After I've converted the raw .NEF files to .TIFF with nikon software.

My method that seems to be becoming standard procedure :-

Auto tone
Auto contrast
Colour balance
Photo filter (tint)
Layer gradient overlay (custom colours) applied with soft light or overlay.
Brightness and contrast or exposure tweaks if needed.
Merge layers then reduce from 6000x4000 to 3000x2000 pixels.

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Let's me find a pleasing beauty in something as unsuspecting as these rose leafs set against what was actually just damp fence wood feather paneling.

I'm kind of looking at it as a two step procedure in short. 1. Frame a shot capturing desired detail. 2. Try to gracefully with artistic license, make the less relevant detail fade away leaving a pleasing complimentary surrounding.

I think I've adopted some long forgotten print making philosophy from my art college days... Probably end up tessalting and printing off my own wallpaper or something.
 

BobbyBubblehead

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after I good few shots I got the reflections in the rain droplets focused.

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Doge rose mutated by the gall wasp... always fascinated me.

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BobbyBubblehead

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Well I'm sure that's the limits of the stock lens before iso, shutter speed, aperture and focal range fall apart...
Be easier to find a bee the size of a football :sly:
 

BobbyBubblehead

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Hairy shield bug

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Hairy shield bug larvae

they actually hatched while I was messing around... I need to speed up my process :sly:

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I`m going to be living in the undergrowth when I get a proper macro lens :D
 

BobbyBubblehead

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Moments from the garden safari part II

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near macro stock lens makes you practice hard...
Imagine its easier when I get the right toys. instead of one in thirty shots you can process it`ll be which of 25 shots you choose to process :)
 

Blaylock

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Wow Bobby. Those are amazing. I might be adding some of these into my wallpaper folder.
 

BobbyBubblehead

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Ahh, well if you appreciate them then there`s a few later shots from the day before...
I went for cooler filters...
same wheat fields cooler later evening :)

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Bustos

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Damn nice! I'm not a photography guy but I can see the progression from your earlier photos to this last set. Damn nice! :thup:
 

Jarhead7236

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