MX-1 Pśrilocapsus lineatus Fabr


SteveLedger

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 00:51
An obliging leaf insect on the outside of my kitchen window. Shot with the Pentax MX-1 and using a Metz Mecalight 320 to illuminate the underside..


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Gravelrash

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 01:43
Not the most attractive portrait but very impressive
Steve

Sometimes I'm serious and sometimes not, but I consider sarcasm an artform. Which is it today?

SteveLedger

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 02:04
Beauty is in the eye of......

johnriley

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 08:01
That's great, good colour and lots of detail.
Best regards, John

Mike-P

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 08:03
Excellent
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

SteveLedger

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 08:50
Thanks guys..

co049

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 19:50
I think the MX-1 is a fantastic camera which punches well above it's class with the images it produces, I never fail to be impressed with the results I get with it.

This image is another shining example of the images they can produce; well done
Chris,

Pentax K3, MX-1.
Pentax LX, Pentax MX, Pentax ME Super & Pentax MV.
"Old Skool" with the new!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 08:00
Nice shot.


I'd make the image pop a bit more by first reducing the EV of the whole image by 0.33 to 0.5 and slightly reducing saturation.

Then enhancing the body of the creature somewhat with an adjustment brush ( I note you use Lightroom ) with some EV, contrast and added saturation.

Just to give some more seperation between the subject and background.




Pśrilocapsus lineatus Fabr - What a great name for your pet cat!

"Here Pśrilocapsus lineatus Fabr! Here Pśrilocapsus lineatus Fabr!"

Although you'd end up calling it Fabr for short - or if you're pretentious ... "Pśrilo"


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SteveLedger

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 08:08
Ha! That would be a mouthfull.
The recently acquired kitten has been named 'Sumpy' owing to the fact that she stepped in a tray of sump oil a little while back and well, she's almost a black cat - like sump oil.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 08:15
A quick job to illustrate my train of thought


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SMEGGY


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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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SteveLedger

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 08:44
The background looks dull by comparison to the original. I prefer the more saturated bg in my version. I'm not a fan of too much contrast either, your version is a tad over done to my eye..
Thanks anyway smeggy, always interesting to see how others prefer their photos to look
PS: I wasn't sure on the rules about editing another members posted photo without their permission, I guess it's allowed here?

Smeggypants

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 09:28
sledger wrote:
The background looks dull by comparison to the original. I prefer the more saturated bg in my version. I'm not a fan of too much contrast either, your version is a tad over done to my eye..
Thanks anyway smeggy, always interesting to see how others prefer their photos to look

No problem We all have different tastes.



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PS: I wasn't sure on the rules about editing another members posted photo without their permission, I guess it's allowed here?

Well it's only done to illustrate constructive feedback on images posted in the forum and it doesn't irreversibly change the original. Indeed it's fairly common for peeps to post an edited version to help convey their constructive feedback on an image offered up for feedback.

Surely if you invite feedback by posting images then it's only a positive that someone's taken the time and energy to actually edit the pic to show their vision as words alone don't always convey an accurate message?
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johnriley

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 09:52
The rules here only cover people not contravening other people's copyright.

If someone posts a variation to be helpful, that's fine as long as the copyright holder is fine with it. If not, then it would have to be removed.
Best regards, John

SteveLedger

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 10:32
Thanks for making PU's position clear now.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 11:44
I think both version are equal, one being slightly more equal that the other.
Regards
Stan

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