Butterflys


Mongoose

Link Posted 03/06/2008 - 14:48
I went to visit my Sister in Aberystwyth over Bank Holiday weekend. Of course it rained most of the time, so we went to the Butterfly House just outside the town. It's very small but has quite a collection, so I was able to have some fun with my K10D and Tamron 90mm SP + 2x TC.







I'm sorry, I don't know these guys names. They were taken at ~ F8 and 1/20th, hand held with SR on.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 03/06/2008 - 19:33
Not bad, Mongoose. Watch your back, Clarky.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 03/06/2008 - 19:39
Nice, now get that Kiron fixed and go back ...
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Mongoose

Link Posted 04/06/2008 - 13:46
cheers guys. I would love to go back with the Kiron, preferably on a brighter day. The SR was struggling a bit with the concept of 1/20th at 180mm a few inches from the subject. That combined with the obvious difficulties of focusing accurately at these distances hand held made for a pretty low hit rate of shots which were both in focus and shake free.
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Nimitz

Link Posted 04/06/2008 - 15:35
#1 is a really good close up.

Like it a lot. What iso did you use. Perhaps a bit noisy.
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Mongoose

Link Posted 04/06/2008 - 17:11
Thanks Nimitz,

yes I was very pleased with #1. As I said it was a pretty dull day so I was forced to use fairly high ISOs to get a workable shutter speed. I think it was about 560. In retrospect I would have been better off without the 2x converter since getting close to the critters generally wasn't a problem, but once I was inside I was unwilling to change lenses because of the very humid atmosphere.

The noise seems to show up more in these web sized versions than in the full size. I always find post processing noise reduction is a difficult ballance between killing the noise and making the image look "plastic". As you can see I haven't mastered it yet!
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Nimitz

Link Posted 06/06/2008 - 10:55
Mongoose wrote:
I always find post processing noise reduction is a difficult ballance between killing the noise and making the image look "plastic". As you can see I haven't mastered it yet!

That is my big problem as well. When I upload on other photo sites - that is the usual comment - the noise issue.

I asked Clarky a few days ago - seems that he kills a lot of noise in silkypix. I might need to look at it again then
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