Click beetles

Photo Information
Taken yesterday at our Church's nature garden fo children
13/06/2010 - 14:58coker
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/80
Focal Length10.2mm


Link Posted 13/06/2010 - 17:10
A nice shot that just needs 'tweaking' with the unsharp mask in PSE or similar and a tighter crop, IMHO. A credit to you and the Optio S5i



Link Posted 13/06/2010 - 17:27
Thanks, Jon.

On my software, there is either a simple sharpening tool on a slider, which I've never found very successful.

Or there's"unsharp mask", for which there is no advice on the Help button.

There are 3 sliders:amount, radius & threshold.

Can anyone point me in the direction of advice on their use, or, indeed offer same from experiance?

Many thanks,

The more I look, the more there is to see!


Link Posted 13/06/2010 - 17:45
I'm guessing this is already cropped quite a lot? Anyway, I like the crop as it is as it puts the beetles into context nicely. It also looks like additional sharpening has already been applied - not sure any more is necessary, but the beetles do look a little odd as if too much sharpening has been applied.

Just search "unsharp mask" on Google - there's a LOT of advice available.

GX20; DA 17-70 F4; 18-55 kit; Ricoh 50mm F2; Vivitar 75-205mm F3.8


Link Posted 14/06/2010 - 08:30
Beetles. Disgusting animals. Look what they're doing in the Church Garden, let alone in front of the kiddies. Scandalous how bugs can eat holes in leaves in broad daylight. Anyway, nice shot, if a little too sharp(if that's possible!).
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70
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