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Jun 27, 2008 21:44 |  #1

This guy was hard to shoot-he kept hopping around!:)


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Jun 27, 2008 22:02 |  #2

Bill how come they are so noisy. i see your exif and it seem ok. just would have use f8 or higher for more dof. oh you have to change your name too :D. maybe to Bill 2

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Jun 27, 2008 22:03 |  #3

maybe it's crop pretty tight to get them noise i'm seeing.

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Jun 28, 2008 00:21 |  #4
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Both good shots Bill, I'm also curious about your workflow - looks like they are tightly cropped, possibly were underexposed a bit. I see some posterisation, how are you resizing these for the web? What software are you using? Can you describe your workflow?

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Jun 28, 2008 06:49 |  #5

dpastern wrote in post #5807265 (external link)
Both good shots Bill, I'm also curious about your workflow - looks like they are tightly cropped, possibly were underexposed a bit. I see some posterisation, how are you resizing these for the web? What software are you using? Can you describe your workflow?

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I was shooting in Tv mode, available light, and it is cropped. I am using CS2, running an action to resize to 1024x1024, save as command, quality 3. Should I be doing something different? Maybe up the quality level?


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Jun 28, 2008 07:06 |  #6

Here's the original:

http://www.flickr.com …arman/261678257​9/sizes/o/ (external link)

(Hope I did this right)


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Jun 28, 2008 10:43 |  #7

Bill,

It's not working, it wants you to be a member to view the image using your link.
(I think, not unless I'm doing it wrong) :)
The digitizing is definitely due to your resizing if it, I sometimes use a quickie program to size (unimportant) images, it does the same thing.
Also, check the quality of the .jpeg you're making, make sure it's not too far to the left on the quality slider.

That also may be a 'bush cricket' too instead of a "hopper", I say that 'cause I have one in my backyard that is similar, and it appears to be the same. :)

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Here's the original:

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(Hope I did this right)


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Jun 28, 2008 12:47 |  #8

Nice shots.

They might benefit from turning the contrast up or adjusting the white and black points but that would be a problem with the pixelation in the background.

Ah, I just noticed the quality 3, that might be your problem. I save mine for the web smaller but a quality 10 to keep the jpeg artifacts down.


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Jun 28, 2008 14:50 |  #9

Thanks for the comments Randy and Lester. My post from this morning https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=527713 was done with 'save for web' instead of the way I was doing it, and IMO it does do a better job. I appreciate the input.


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Jun 28, 2008 19:08 |  #10
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Well, that'd be why then Bill. For most web shots, I use Photoshop's save for web. Remember, with a jpeg, every time you do something with it, you are degrading it. You really are much better off working and shooting in RAW, then converting that to a tiff (preferably 16 bit), finish off the image and save the results. As a last thing, save a copy as a jpeg, for web viewing. There will be far less image degradation.

Whenever you crop, you will have some image degradation as well imho. Also, are you using any noise reduction programs? If not, I'd recommend you do so.

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Jun 28, 2008 23:42 |  #11

Love the first one Bill and it seems like everyone has been giving you some good advice here. I went to you web page and you have some interesting shots there as well.


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