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Old 4th February 2012, 22:08   #13936
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So guys, this image of mine got published on the homepage of the National Geographic Society, as picture of the day. A happy moment to be shared amongst you all!

Here is the link to the page.
Gray Wolf Picture

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Congratulations! That is a lovely picture. Question: did you do any PP with that picture, and if so, what?
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Old 5th February 2012, 02:27   #13937
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Thanks Nilanjan.
National Geographic doesn't accept any PP work on the images, other than basic curves correction. I did a slight clarity bump and converted it to black n white, I have my own several presets for black and whites, which I start off with, and then play with the blacks and the whites to get the balance i need. Also this was shot on a very cloudy evening, using the 70-200 VR1. And that lens gives a wonderful vignette(yeah i love vignetting) which gave the dark edge.
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Old 5th February 2012, 08:19   #13938
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That first black n white is a classic! Awesome!

So guys, this image of mine got published on the homepage of the National Geographic Society, as picture of the day. A happy moment to be shared amongst you all!
There is a download option for your desktop, on the national geographic page. I just downloaded it and am posting it here.

Attachment 882340

Here is the link to the page.
Gray Wolf Picture

Cheers,
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Thanks and congratulations to you . That photograph did deserve to be part of National Geographic.

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I like the first picture very much!
Thanks Clevermax. Not quite happy with the PP though, couldn't reduce the noise on his face to my liking :(.

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Lovely capture HW. The first one is beautiful.



Wow! TG. Congrats. Stunning image.

Recently purchased a M42 to K-Mount adapter for my old Super Takumar 135/3.5.
Heres a flower shot using 135/3.5 on K-5.

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Thanks! Looks like you're having fun with old lenses. I have a Vivitar Series 1 (Komine/Kino Precision made) 135mm f2.8. Yet to test it out fully, waiting for the weather to change.

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Hello Guys !!!!
Here are some pictures from my side too taken with my canon 550d with kit lens.
Genuine comments are welcome.

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Genuine comments? As in honest comments? If I were to shoot the photograph, I'd have focussed on the center part of the flower.

Digging out archives as an effort to clean up the past (no pun intended ), so found this old photograph taken at the natural history museum. Can someone identify it please?

Shot with Canon 350D + 50mm f1.8.
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Digging out archives as an effort to clean up the past (no pun intended ), so found this old photograph taken at the natural history museum. Can someone identify it please?
Shot with Canon 350D + 50mm f1.8.
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Nice set of colors on that!

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hi guys

sorry if i am . I am a newbie and i am just finding my foot in photography

i would like to know what are the most essential photoshop plugins? what do you guys use?

I have started a thread here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...photoshop.html

Please post your valuable responses here

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Old 5th February 2012, 10:45   #13941
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Genuine comments? As in honest comments? If I were to shoot the photograph, I'd have focussed on the center part of the flower.


Yup honest comments(my bad)
Here is the picture with center in focus
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Old 6th February 2012, 04:07   #13942
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@Hellwrath
Thanks man!
@clevermax
What is that fruit?

@Rajvir
Check this out How to Photograph Flowers

Shot with the Nikon V1 and 10mm f2.8 lens.
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Old 6th February 2012, 07:27   #13943
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Finally The moon comes,Through my window. thanks all for all the help. A bit of PP only minimal sharpening (nik sharpener)

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Guys please post your comments. Anything needs improvement

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Old 6th February 2012, 08:21   #13944
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Thanks man!
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What is that fruit?

Shot with the Nikon V1 and 10mm f2.8 lens.

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TG, i don't know the fruit's name, but it is commonly found in our place in Kerala, it is not edible. The plant usually grows taking support on other trees and fences.

Awesome shot of the birds!!
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Sony A35 with Minolta 70-210mm f/4 lens, taken at 6:49PM today. Didn't have a tripod so I supported myself and the lens on the gate. :P
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Aperture : f/6.3. Focal length: 210mm
ISO800 & 1/5s for the sky and 1SO200 & 1/200s for the moon. Cropped from the original 16 MP image. Didn't let the camera do any NR to preserve whatever sharpness it had, and then applied a subtle custom NR in PS with Noiseware.
Sorry to sound amateurish, but can you tell me how did you merge the two exposures in PS? It would be really helpful.
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Very inviting Phuket.


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So guys, this image of mine got published on the homepage of the National Geographic Society, as picture of the day. A happy moment to be shared amongst you all!
There is a download option for your desktop, on the national geographic page. I just downloaded it and am posting it here.

Cheers,
TG.
Congrats TG, that click definitely deserve it.


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Digging out archives as an effort to clean up the past (no pun intended ), so found this old photograph taken at the natural history museum. Can someone identify it please?

Shot with Canon 350D + 50mm f1.8.
Attachment 882779
HellWrath - This cute fish has some message for us "Soaring high". Nice one, I tried something but clarity was not satisfactory through the aquarium glass wall. May be becoz the 50 Prime was not handy?

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can you tell me how did you merge the two exposures in PS? It would be really helpful.
I'll explain what I did, but there can be other ways to do this as well..

First I opened the 1/5s image, then copied the moon image (Moon was in a complete dark background in that due to reduced exposure) as a new layer on top. Now to get rid of the black background and to show only the moon in the blueish sky, you can use a layer mask to mask out the black background - but this would produce very bad selection edges around the moon and won't look natural. Since the background in question was perfect black, there was another easy possibility - eliminated the black background by simply setting the blending mode of the copied layer to "Lighten".

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Shot with the Nikon V1 and 10mm f2.8 lens.
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TG, just noticed the good dynamic range in the second shot.. Was it done in post or there is some in-camera setting, or just SOOC?

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TG; great pix and congrats.

Hellwrath: loved the train shot.
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Old 6th February 2012, 17:22   #13949
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@jacs
Thanks buddy.
@jkdas
Thank you jk.
@clevermax
They dynamic range is straight from the camera, I just applied one of my presets for film-emulsion like color reproduction over it, in light room. Thats the processing done.

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That first black n white is a classic! Awesome!

So guys, this image of mine got published on the homepage of the National Geographic Society, as picture of the day. A happy moment to be shared amongst you all
Mukul/TG you are an ACE with the camera and I really admire your photography skills. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this fabulous photograph. It is very haunting.

Cheers!
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