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Jul 26, 2009 22:28 |  #1

Do either of these work?


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Jul 27, 2009 01:07 |  #2

#2 seems pretty good to me, but kinda lacks that elusive quality we call "pop". Possibly my monitor, but it's pretty representative of the average calibrated POS monitor. My $0.02


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Jul 27, 2009 07:40 |  #3

Seems very noisy to me?


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Jul 27, 2009 08:07 |  #4

dragonfly looks nice, but there's definitely a lot of noise in the photo. 1600 ISO?




  
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Jul 27, 2009 08:33 as a reply to  @ dsd17's post |  #5

Yes iso1600, and with my 40d. 1600 with the 5d would have been OK but 1600 on the 40d is noisy as hell. I went to 1600 to freeze the wing motion. The shots at iso800 were not as crisp.

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Jul 27, 2009 09:11 |  #6

Other than the noise, I think these photos are stunning. The background looks like an oil painting! Reminds me of Monet...and the dragonfly's colorings are gorgeous!


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Jul 27, 2009 10:52 as a reply to  @ lindsaytblum's post |  #7

Thank you. The noise is accentuated with my high res TIFF to low res JPEG conversion (either because I suck at it, or becase this is inherent in the process). No doubt the 40d is noisy at 1600, even more so with nice boken of the 70-200/f4 IS.

I had to make a few choices, right or wrong.

  • High ISO to freeze wings
  • 40d over my 5d (should have shot with both)
  • Cropped to better show the bug
I have seen people say the 5d is 1 stop less-noisy than the 40d. I would say it is at least 1 stop, probably closer to 2.

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Jul 27, 2009 12:15 |  #8

Ran the second thru noise ninja 2 times.


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Jul 27, 2009 12:18 |  #9

I was about to say.. they look oversharpened and very noisy... but a decent photo


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Jul 27, 2009 17:54 |  #10

You may be able to use the noise to your advantage by playing with the vibrance and saturation...maybe others) - it has a iridescent quality about it (much like the dragonflies themselves) which can probably be magnified to give it a very interesting look.


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