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Harald
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Post by Harald »

Hi there,
This is from a fieldtrip last year at one of my favourite locations. There are a lot of insects there in all variations. Love this place. And now we are in the begining of the season here in Norway.
All natural light, no flash.

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Post by Martin G. »

it is a nice image, like the composition. A bit underexposed for my taste though and very grainy. Did you consider running it through a noise reducing software?

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Post by Harald »

Hi Martin,
Thank you for your comment.
I think I will look into Neat Image, seems like a good program for noise reduction.
I will go to the same place and do some more shots. Maybe with a flash next time.
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Post by LordV »

Lovely capture but agree a little underexposed.
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Post by Harold Gough »

A skipper?

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Post by Craig Gerard »

Harald,

Good composition.

Regarding noise reduction software. I have have a couple of programs installed; but always lean towards Topaz Labs DeNoise5.

Would you like to see the potential of this image after a couple a minor adjustments?

P.S. Nice DSLR 8)


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Post by Harald »

Hi there Craig,
Yes, come on. Can you use the image posted here ?? Please feel free to use my image. :D Does this software work with Mac ? :roll:
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Post by ChrisR »

I like a challenge - here's a first attempt. What do you think - I'll tell you how later :wink:

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Post by Martin G. »

Harald, I usually run mine through Neat image, seems to do an acceptable job. I never done anything manually though, I just the automated fonction.

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Post by Craig Gerard »

Harald,

Yes, all of Topaz Labs software works on both Mac and PC platforms.
Topaz products can be purchased individually or as a bundle.
I purchased the bundle and saved an extra $20.00 using the coupon at:
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/topaz-detail-review/

A good in depth video presentation using Topaz DeNoise5.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3QeDswRaWo
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMfCVfKhHzo


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Post by Harald »

Hi there Craig,
This looks better than the NeatImage. I think I will try the Topaz Labs DeNoiser. I took a quick look at Topaz´s website and it looks very good. Even restoring details :shock:
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Post by Harald »

Hi there Chris,
Have you used NeatImage ? I have tried it and it´s good, but have a look at Craig´s result.
What have you done ??
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Harald

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Post by Roger »

Hi Harald, if you're on a Mac like me then I'd also suggest Noise Ninja or Nik software's Dfine as options.
The Topaz Labs result is the winner so far... very nice.
Nice pic too.
Noise is not always a bad thing when it's luminance noise (think film grain) but chromiance noise (colour mottle) is a bit annoying at times. Don't sweat it though; get the picture first :) !
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Post by ChrisR »

I didn't use anything - I mean I used the blur tool in PhotoshopCS-2, just for a comparison. Different versions of PS have different noise treatments but they always seem to me to be just blur tools, though you can specify monochrome or colour. So I'm keen to see a different result here.
I used very broad brush and quickly. Presumably the denoisers have a go at working out how much to apply where, automatically.
The image as posted here has got quite a lot of jpeg artifacts on it which confuse things somewhat.
Just for comparison I pushed the levels a bit as in Craig's version:
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The initial treatment took seconds, but the subsequent ones introduces some artifacts I've had to go back and remove, so Craig's tool is probably better for most subjects.

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