Planktonic crustacean larva - failed attempt

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Planktonic crustacean larva - failed attempt

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I normally post images with which I am satisfied (more or less). I put a lot of effort into this focus stacked panorama to find out that the image wasn't worth the effort at all. Looked promising when I was putting it together... but now the zoea looks quite... dead and the rostrum is out of focus.

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Re: Planktonic crustacean larva - failed attempt

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Starshade wrote:I normally post images with which I am satisfied (more or less). I put a lot of effort into this focus stacked panorama to find out that the image wasn't worth the effort at all.
I have to disagree. I first saw the image and thought "that looks great". An interesting looking animal as well.

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Post by Lothar-Gutjahr »

Yeah those "failed attempts" :D

they are well known and they live from imperfection. All you need is little time to go by and you will find out, it is´nt that bad.

Little aereas of unsharpnes make it look more natural to the observer without that hang to perfect stacks, while not even knowing about stacking.

Every painting i have done in my life was felt as failed, but next day they they looked ok. Thanks for sharing this nice work !

Have a nice sunday!

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Post by ChrisR »

Well I haven't got much idea what I'm looking at because I'm not even slightly familliar with the beast, but the lighting and colours are nice and so's the detail, particularly in the crops :).

Apart from some slightly nit-picky OOF tips at very top and very bottom of the animal, what disturbs me somewhat is that I don't know what angle it's at. Is the eye closer or further away than the rest? I think that comes about because it doesn't obviously conform to my eye, to the common treatment where the closest parts to the observer would be sharp, with detail fading away in the background.
A 3D view might be revealing?

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Very nice

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Post by Starshade »

Thanks guys
Apart from some slightly nit-picky OOF tips at very top and very bottom of the animal, what disturbs me somewhat is that I don't know what angle it's at. Is the eye closer or further away than the rest? I think that comes about because it doesn't obviously conform to my eye, to the common treatment where the closest parts to the observer would be sharp, with detail fading away in the background.
A 3D view might be revealing?
That is the problem, Chris. The image is too confusing and doesn't tell the 3d info. I deliberately leave some parts out of focus when I stack, but here it didn't help at all. The eyes are huge and their tips would be the closest point of the image. However, at the same time, the creature is angled a bit away from the screen. About 30 degrees towards its right, so the tail is closer to us than the base of the eyes.



Here's a SEM: http://www.zsm.mwn.de/art/i/zoea.jpg

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I like it adn I say it is far from a 'failed attempt' (:
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Bonjour
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FYI: this is a crab zoea. People like me can only dream about getting an image as good as this.

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On my best day a failure like this would be a step forward. :)
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That's a pretty great capture.

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Nice

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Looks very nice to me.

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Very nice images ! The first one is beautiful.

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:smt038 Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

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