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These were captured in our garden two weeks ago and are from a set of images that I have been using to experiment on with alternative processing. They were captured hand-held with an EF-mount Laowa 100 2X macro on a Kenko EF 2X teleconverter on a Sigma MC-11 EF to E mount adapter on an Sony A7ii, with a Yongnuo YN 24 twin flash with flash heads mounted on the front of the Laowa lens, using one of the several types of diffuser that I was testing, these using two layers of vellum/parchment paper.

The raw files were processed, in this order, with presets in Silkypix Developer Pro 10 (first use) and DXO PhotoLab 3, with image-specific adjustments in Lightroom, followed by the AI Clear method of Topaz DeNoise AI using minimum settings.

There are 1300 pixel high versions of these images in this album at Flickr.

#1

1676 46 DSC08064 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo (1)
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#2

1676 47 DSC08115 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#3

1676 50 DSC08065 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#4

1676 51 DSC08073 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo (1)
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#5

1676 52 DSC08075 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo (1)
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#6

1676 53 DSC08081 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo (1)
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#7

1676 54 DSC08086 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-DNAIcLoLo
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#8

1676 55 DSC08086 SP10_PLab3HQ LR 1300h-2-DNAIcLoLo
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr
 
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Great as always Nick.
Thanks Chris.

Great close up #8
#8 is a (bigger) crop of #7.

Crop for #7

Crop for 1676 54
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

Crop for #8

Crop for 1676 55
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

Even better, larger, on Flicker (y)
Yes, all my images are prepared for best viewing (unresized, on a calibrated screen, in subdued light) with the 1300 pixel high versions.

In fact its a tad scary :D
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Yet another great image. I commend you on your detailed pp, I don’t think I would have so much patience :)
Thanks Leroy. It's true that I do spend quite a lot of time on PP, but I enjoy it so much it doesn't feel like it needs much patience.
 
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Very nice Nick - I must start using a flash or 2- I have 3 flash guns so no excuse really :)
Just need a suitable flash bracket

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Thanks Les. When I started using flash for insects etc (that was quite a long time ago now)I found it made a big difference. Some things became possible that were impossible (for me at least) with natural light. I still prefer natural light for flowers though.
 
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Thanks Les. When I started using flash for insects etc (that was quite a long time ago now)I found it made a big difference. Some things became possible that were impossible (for me at least) with natural light. I still prefer natural light for flowers though.

Hi Nick, I did use flash a long time ago for insects/ I now have 3 flashguns mostly for Portraits- Looking for an off camera bracket now :)

Les :)
 
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