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All I found today. Captured hand-held with a small (1/2.3") sensor Panasonic FZ200 bridge camera and Raynox 150 close-up lens, with a Venus Optics KX800 twin flash. All used f/45 full frame equivalent aperture and autofocus. The raw files were batch processed in PhotoLab and Silkypix, with image-specific adjustments in Lightroom and a round trip from Lightroom out to and back from DeNoise AI used with Auto settings in batch mode.


#1 For the first two I used a slower than usual shutter speed (1/250 vs usual 1/1000 sec or faster) in order to get a bit more to work with for raising the very dark shadows in the background.


1626 1 2020_03_25 P1040841_PLab3 SP9-Edit LR 1300h
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

#2


1626 2 2020_03_25 P1040840_PLab3 SP9-Edit LR 1300h
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr



#3 The darker background areas looked even darker for this scene so I slowed the shutter speed right down to 1/80 sec. Too slow really as it turned out, but the out of focus leg does reflect the fact that it was moving around at that point.


1626 3 2020_03_25 P1040845_PLab3 SP9-Edit-Edit LR 1300h
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


#4 Here it had reappeared after moving away from where I first found it, at which point I went back to a more typical shutter speed of 1/1000 sec.


1626 4 2020_03_25 P1040847_PLab3 SP9-Edit LR 1300h
by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


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Love the clarity and detail. The cropped 2nd one is very good.
Thanks.

I'm not sure I've understood you correctly here, but if you are thinking that the second one is a crop from the first one, it isn't. It is a separate image, with only a mild cosmetic crop. Here are the crops for all four images.


1626 5 The four crops
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Nice set
 
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Very good set 4th one is my favourite too
 
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