Butterfly shots

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by hcuar, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    I took a couple butterfly shots that I thought were pretty decent with my Canon Powershot S1 IS this summer. I can't wait until I get to try out my Fujifilm S9000 with similar shots this summer. I reduced the size by 50% to be able to attach to the thread.

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  2. seenew macrumors 68000


    Dec 1, 2005
    Very nice depth of field. I would run a Sharpen filter over them in PS, though.
  3. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Sharpening in PS may look to fake, the images are quite good how they are. My suggestion for future shots would be to stop down the aperture a bit (say f5.6 or f8 light allowing). This would allow you to get more of the butterfly in focus while still maintaining a blurred background, which would fall off due to distance. You may not get quite the degree of blur back there with a smaller aperture (higher #) but it would help get more of the subject in focus.

    The first picture, the butterflies' head is quite sharp, but the tip of its wings are a bit soft....again solved by aperture if applicable. The second image is a bit soft everywhere, but not bad. It looks a bit like camera shake as there is not really a single point that stands out as "sharp". Overall though, I really like the pictures, amazing detail on both the flower and the butterfly, nice work.

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