Crane fly

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Inge Fauskanger
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Crane fly

Post by Inge Fauskanger »

Thanks for a great program, that I have just started using. This is one of my first images made with HeliconFocus. Some cleaning up in Photoshop. Ca. 35 exposures in this crop.

Canon 350D, MP-E 65 mm.
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mireille
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Post by mireille »

:shock: Stunning.. terrific image !
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Post by TomMeeks »

I constantly see threads arguing against post-processing or 'manipulating' images on various photo forums.

But, without something like HeliconFocus one would NEVER be able to communicate the true beauty and complexity of an insects' eyes. I love this product! :)
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Post by dgeystor »

TomMeeks wrote:I constantly see threads arguing against post-processing or 'manipulating' images on various photo forums.
Hi, Tom,

IMHO, postprocessing is not only OK, it's a necessity.
It is the modern equivalent of old days darkroom work. Much more pleasant, though.
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Ariel
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Post by Ariel »

HOW DID YOU GET IT TO STAY STILL!!?? :shock: :shock: Was it alive? :?:

For many pictures, post processing only helps, but still, I admire it when someone gets a stunning image in-camera. It indicates a better photographer than just a good computer guy.
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Post by FredT »

Inge,

What a stunning image. How did you light the subject?
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Post by Inge Fauskanger »

Thank you for the nice words, and sorry for the (very) late reply.
Ariel: the fly was mounted on a mono-rail/focus-rail.
Fred: I used a light tent (White paper), and a MT-24EX.
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Post by FredT »

Really? I am using pretty much the same equipment and so far I am getting too much flash refelection in the eyes. Your crane fly has such a 3-D look like it was illuminated from all around. I am going to try to post an image for critique. Perhaps you would take a look at it and comment.

Thanks very much.
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