A Little Bit Of This And That..

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  1. Lucky13

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    i was telling my husband and making him look at everyones beautiful pictures of insects on here and was telling him how i really needed a better camera.. well he said no of course so i did my best and got super close to a few different things lol...
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    might have sharpened that a bit to much

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  2. NateS

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    What camera do you have? If it is ANY DSLR, then you don't need a new camera...just maybe a new lens.

    as for c&c. 1 isn't bad but appears way oversharpened or too much contrast...the rest all seem to be mis-focused and oversharpened. I'd recommend you either A. Buy a flash to help light it...maybe some type of diffuser or B. Spend $200 for a good tripod and start using that with your macros....stop down the aperture and go from there.

    Oh, and I like one if it wasn't for the oversharpening and the centered composition.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    are these cropped? or hardcore sharpened?
     
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    I like 1 and 2 as well, but agree with what NateS said. There's a lot of noise that's been introduced into all three of them as well. And again, if you're using a DSLR, the lens will make more of a difference in macro than a camera body. Not to mention the lens can carry over when you eventually do get a better body.
     
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    You can get good pictures with cheap body with nice lens, but not the other way around.
     
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    1) not bad..harsh lighting on top of photo
    2) very noisy
    3) 3 is my favorite
     
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    i have a sony dslr a330 and from what i see there isnt very many lens to go with this camera..i didnt look into that when i bought it.. thats why i want a different one and they were really sharpened and cropped and the first one is the contrast.i have photoshop 7 and have come to see i really know nothing about it
     
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    They are a minolta fitting as Sony bought them out, minolta AF lens are as good as any nik or can make, they're just a little harder to find, try ebay. When sharpening keep it below 150% till you learn some techniques, each shot requires different levels. H
     
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    In ps 7, instead of using the sharpening tool, use unsharpmask. It is much more effective. U can also use the noise reduction tool as well
    to smooth out the pixels.
     

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