Stacks Collection 4 (Robberfly, Hoverfly, fly & Weevil)

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Stacks Collection 4 (Robberfly, Hoverfly, fly & Weevil)

Post by Yousef Alhabshi »

Hi everyone,

It's time to post a few stacks again :)

Robberfly
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Robberfly III by Yousef Al-Habshi, on Flickr

I spent working on this one few days just cleaning the the white halos :?
I'm not really sure whether working with continues lighting is much easier in this case or not!

Camera : Nikon D7000
Objective : JML21

White Weevil
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White Weevil II by Yousef Al-Habshi, on Flickr

Camera : Nikon D7000
Objective : JML21

Spotted Eye Hoverfly
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Spotted Eye Hoverfly - Hi Res by Yousef Al-Habshi, on Flickr

This is my 1st work with my new cam Nikon D800E :)
I uploaded a 5000px on my flickr page as promised. No sharpness been applied on the work neither noise removal.. just to let everyone check the real quality of the work.
What do you think?

Camera : Nikon D800E
Objective : Mitu5X

Fly (Fruit fly?)
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Colorful by Yousef Al-Habshi, on Flickr

This fly is about 2.5mm (with wings is about 3.5mm)
Luckily, I got the 2nd place in macro competition with this work 8)

Camera : Nikon D7000
Objective : Mitu10X

Any help/correction with the ID of the showing insect is highly appreciated.

Thanks

Yousef

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Re: Stacks Collection 4 (Robberfly, Hoverfly, fly & Weev

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Yousef Alhabshi wrote:This is my 1st work with my new cam Nikon D800E :)
I uploaded a 5000px on my flickr page as promised. No sharpness been applied on the work neither noise removal.. just to let everyone check the real quality of the work.
Looks great!

I notice that even at 5000 pixels wide, this image has been reduced to only 68% of the maximum camera width of 7360 pixels. Essentially you're showing us a 16.6 megapixel image, not the full 36.1 megapixels that the camera naturally generates.

When you look at actual pixels in the original stack, do you see even more detail than we can in the 5000 pixels wide version that is posted?

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Re: Stacks Collection 4 (Robberfly, Hoverfly, fly & Weev

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rjlittlefield wrote:
I notice that even at 5000 pixels wide, this image has been reduced to only 68% of the maximum camera width of 7360 pixels. Essentially you're showing us a 16.6 megapixel image, not the full 36.1 megapixels that the camera naturally generates.

When you look at actual pixels in the original stack, do you see even more detail than we can in the 5000 pixels wide version that is posted?

--Rik
Hi Rik,
The actual outputs of the D800E is as you said 7360*4912. I did a crop to the original work to get a better composition & the final result was 6513*4347 (28.3MP) without effecting the original object within the image.
Then I re-sized it to 5000px.. so the it's actually reduced to 76.7% of the original one with is 6513px.

I'm not sure whether I can see more details on the original one than the re-sized one.. therefore, i'm posting two 100% crops of both 6513px version & the 5000px for you to judge.

100% crop of 5000px
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8079/8319 ... a620_o.jpg

100% crop of 6513px
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8319 ... f3f3_o.jpg

Thanks,

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The differences are subtle but definite. Yes, there is more detail in the original version.

To investigate, I pulled both crops into Photoshop and displayed them side by side at 300% and 400%. This makes the on-screen versions be almost exactly the same size, without subjecting the images to any sort of pixel interpolations.

Having done this, it is not difficult to find places where there are fine details in the original image that are obliterated in the resized image. The bluish area just left of center in the crops is a particularly fruitful area.

If you like, I can post a screen grab that shows what I'm seeing.

--Rik

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Post by Yousef Alhabshi »

Please do..
It's great for me & for the others to learn from the experts in this forum :)
I'll try it as well & check the results myself..

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Note especially the fine detail in the upper right third of the big blue area, to the right of the dark vertical feature.

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Post by Yousef Alhabshi »

rjlittlefield wrote:
Note especially the fine detail in the upper right third of the big blue area, to the right of the dark vertical feature.

--Rik
Got it... thanks for the tip Rik :)

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Post by Ecooper »

Gorgeous photos! I especially like the robber fly, which is good as I just purchased a JML 21mm! I'm looking forward to receiving it in a couple of weeks.

Can you provide some detail about your technique? Information about your lighting, how deep the stacks were, etc...

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Re: Stacks Collection 4 (Robberfly, Hoverfly, fly & Weev

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Yousef Alhabshi wrote:I spent working on this one few days just cleaning the the white halos
I can imagine. To get a clean rendition of overlapping white hairs is often more a matter of painting than photography!

Can you show us some examples of what you started with, versus what you ended up with?

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Post by andre reichmann »

fantastic work.
someday i hope to get there :-) if i have the time :-)
my favorite image is the last fly , but i definately don't like to see just one leg in the image... ( for me it would be both or none ... )


congratulations!!!!

andre.

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Post by Harold Gough »

All excellent but the first one is really special.

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Post by DQE »

Your photographs have exceptionally high technical quality. Yet they are also very enjoyable aesthetically.

It's very interesting to see the Nikon 800E in action, for macro work.

Thank you for posting such delightful macro photographs.
-Phil

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