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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: petty spurge - seeds Reply with quote




Petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus)- seeds

Camera: Sony NEX-5R
Objective: Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x
Light: 2 led lamps 4.3 W
Stack: 200 shots - 30um
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicola, your images are lovely!

But they would be even better if you posted larger versions of them.

The one here is only 567x430; maximum accepted by the forum would be 1024x777

Just be sure to adjust the JPEG quality to keep the file length at 300 KB or below.

--Rik
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Nicola, your images are lovely!

But they would be even better if you posted larger versions of them.

The one here is only 567x430; maximum accepted by the forum would be 1024x777

Just be sure to adjust the JPEG quality to keep the file length at 300 KB or below.

--Rik


Thanks Rik. In order to stay below 300 KB I reduced the size of the image, but obviously I did something wrong .. I'm still learning the post-production .. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are very interesting seeds, very nicely photographed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lou Jost wrote:
Those are very interesting seeds, very nicely photographed.


thanks Lou!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nic wrote:
In order to stay below 300 KB I reduced the size of the image

The trick is to leave the image size at 1024 pixels on the long dimension, then set the image quality (JPEG compression factor) during the save as necessary to get the file length under 300 KB.

If you're using Adobe Photoshop, then the "Save for web" function will produce shorter files at same quality, by removing metadata. At present your image metadata says that you're using CS4 on a Mac. I've never used that particular combination, but extrapolating from other versions I suggest looking for File > "Export for web and devices".

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
nic wrote:
In order to stay below 300 KB I reduced the size of the image

The trick is to leave the image size at 1024 pixels on the long dimension, then set the image quality (JPEG compression factor) during the save as necessary to get the file length under 300 KB.

If you're using Adobe Photoshop, then the "Save for web" function will produce shorter files at same quality, by removing metadata. At present your image metadata says that you're using CS4 on a Mac. I've never used that particular combination, but extrapolating from other versions I suggest looking for File > "Export for web and devices".

--Rik


Thanks a lot Rik! I'll try ..




Petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus) - seeds

Camera: Sony NEX-5R
Objective: Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x
Light: 2 led lamps 4.3 W
Stack: 200 shots - 30um
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicola,

Excellent! I like how you've arranged your lighting to bring out the texture and topology of these seeds.

Presenting the larger image was well worth the effort--wonderful to look at.

--Chris S.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris S. wrote:
... I like how you've arranged your lighting to bring out the texture and topology of these seeds. ..
--Chris S.


Thanks Chris! I placed the seeds on a small concave lens and I put a green paper sheet below. Obviously I put a light diffuser around the seeds.
I'll post soon my setup in the forum 'equipment discussion' - I'm still working on it ... :-)
.. .. thanks again indeed for the advice!
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