Beetle eye, 20x

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Beetle eye, 20x

Post by daemonoropsis »

Im seriously considering this as a large wallprint for out living room. what do you guys think?

before/after rerouch:

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Post by canonian »

This is an excellent image, worthy of displaying.
I always love these extreme magnifications.
Very nice clean-up job too.

If you decide to hang it on a wall, rotate the image 90 clockwise.
The lower left ridge looks like an eyelid and the hairs like eyelashes (strange how we always tend to use anthropomorphism on bugs...)

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Post by liuto »

Fantastic image indeed!
Very good retouching work too!
I think it will work nicely as a wallpaper too...

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Post by DQE »

Quite spectacular!

I believe it would make a great poster-sized photo on a living room wall, or perhaps on the wall of a wealthy office building..
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Post by TheLostVertex »

Very nice photo. The before and after image helps a lot in appreciating the amount of clean up work you did to get the image looking so flawless.

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Post by daemonoropsis »

Hi all

Thanks for the comments, this will go on a wall as soon as the budget allows :)

meanwhile it's become my default phone wallpaper (nice call on the 90 degree turn, I hadn't thought of it)

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Post by abpho »

As always your work is impressive and very motivational. Your time spent on the post work is definitely paying off. A large print of this (or any high magnification) shot would make a great addition to room. Pretty soon you will run out of wall real estate. :D

PS: My new manual focus block in all ready to go. No pictures yet. I'll send you a PM with some images when I've got some to share.
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abpho wrote: PS: My new manual focus block in all ready to go. No pictures yet. I'll send you a PM with some images when I've got some to share.
Ooh, nice! looking forward to seing it :)

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Post by jnowat »

Absolutely stunning! Would you mind sharing how you cleaned up so well? You've done a great job and I would definitely say get yourself a print!
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Post by Fredlab »

Great job.
Wallprint... why not
(little bit too dark - almost like a scene in Tim Burton movie)

Retouch is great to.
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jnowat wrote:Absolutely stunning! Would you mind sharing how you cleaned up so well? You've done a great job and I would definitely say get yourself a print!
Like this :)

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Post by Inseewincesee »

Great image
... wall shot? ... taste specific I think .... defiantly a keeper, possibly use for photo-montage with other images [there is a market for these types of shots]

I think the previous question was technical - How did you clean the Image?
Before & after comparison shots don't explain your process , which I think everybody now seeing both images, want to know.

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Post by daemonoropsis »

Using photoshop, manually cleaning everything, clone, content aware fill, healing brush etc. took about 2-3 hours in total as I remember it.

I have previously offered to record a retouching session and posting it as a video but there was zero interest so I just show before/after if people ask.

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Post by Inseewincesee »

I think there was interest, but a lot of people might of felt it such a daunting task, they thought it was beyond them.

PLEASE post the video!

I'm Sure it will get a enthusiastic response.

Hopefully, a lot more photos submitted will look as good as yours, for the fact that you showed people how to go about it.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Count me among the people who would like to see the video.

I'm fairly experienced at cleaning up stacking artifacts, but I suspect this sort of "beauty treatment" is a whole different business.

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