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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Thu 05-Sep-13 10:35 AM
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"Cornflower and honey bee"


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hnease Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2012Wed 11-Sep-13 12:47 PM
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Germantown, US
          

Very nice! I love the detail on the bee and the bright color of the flower. It does look like you could use some noise reduction.

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jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Mon 23-Sep-13 10:44 AM
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Durban, ZA
          

Noise reduction issue - ISO was lowish at 200 so I think the grain is more likely artefacts resulting from sharpening.

One workaround is to use selective sharpening : brush a mask over only the area that you want to sharpen and sharpen only the contents of the mask. I don't know how to do it in LR but relatively easy in CNX2 and PS. If shooting in RAW, consider disabling all in-camera sharpening and only apply sharpening selectively in postprocessing. It makes a big difference to grain/noise in the out-of-focus areas and may even allow you to get away without applying noise reduction and the associated loss of detail that results.

If necessary, you can then invert the same mask and apply noise reduction to the remaining area if required.

When applying the mask, I like to use a brush with some feathering (softening of the edges of the selected area) otherwise the interface between areas that were sharpened and those that were not can become visible.

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Ineluki Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Aug 2011Wed 11-Sep-13 01:04 PM
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Very nice photo. The bee`s from behind though.

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Fri 13-Sep-13 11:39 AM
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#3. "RE: Cornflower and honey bee"
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Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB
          

is the bee being from behind a problem?

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 23-Sep-13 01:42 PM
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Richmond, US
          

It seems a little oversharpened. Perhaps lowering the detail slider and/or applying some edge masking would reduce the somewhat distracting grainy effect?

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