Dragonfly C&C please!

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I cropped the original and did a little PP to bring out the colors and contrast.
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    i like the colors on the dragonfly, however the photo looks a little soft imo
     
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    Sorry, dummy question, what's imo? Second, if it's possible in PP, could you edit my photo to show me what you mean and give a quick one sentence blurb on how you did it? That would help a lot.

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    Imo = in my opinion
    Imho = in my honest opinion
    Soft = not Sharp. Sometimes done on purpose but this you would want it as Sharp as possible. It is a little soft maybe due to having max focal length on your lens trying to get as close as possible. Other things cause it like a dirty lens ect...
    not a bad shot otherwise . i kinda like the crop.
     
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    Dragon fly's are tough. Especially the focus, which I believe is the issue here. Whenever I try to shoot one, I manually focus and take at lest 4-6 shots and usually one is really sharp. You can use unsharp mask to help some, but it's still trying to correct for something that's not there.

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    The yellow in the back is a little distracting, but otherwise it's great, :thumbup:
     
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    I can see that. I was using the lens at the extents of its capabilities, and it was a pretty significant crop so I'm sure that played into it a lot. I'll have to try taking more shots next time. I like the added sharpening, too. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks! :D
     
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    edit = much better :thumbup:
     
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    You missed the focus on the DF. I find it helps to use the wings to focus as they provide better contrast. Of course I am using manual focus.
     
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    Dragon flys are easier to shoot in the mornings when they are cool, some will let you get up to do macro shots.
    I agree with above as far as focus. Keep trying.
     

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