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Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
 

Processing


 
 
I would really appreciate it if anyone who has the time would take a look at this image and tell me if, in their opinion, it appears to be over-sharpened, over-processed, and/or unnaturally processed.

Someone on another site suggested all of the above and, while I do appreciate their honest criticism, I am still struggling to perceive the photo the way that they did.

Hopefully someone here can help me.


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7/7/2006 12:52:54 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
 
 
 
Darn it. Sorry, wrong photo.


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7/7/2006 12:56:29 PM

 
Bob Fately   Well, the cicada does seem a bit contrasty, but frankly on a low resolution monitor (like any of the computer screens us viewers can look at) it's hard to tell if it's a matter of overprocessing, Connie. Since prints can show much more detail and nuance than a screen, that's the place to tell...


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7/7/2006 2:05:20 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  It does seem to show more-than-minor tweaking of some kind, to me... probably heightened by the near-all-white background, mixed with the vivid green leaves... those seem the most "processed" to me. (I also don't remember the cicadas in 2004 year having such a green tint to their body and wings, which may contribute to that processed look.) Still, an eye-catching capture of one of my all-time favorite insects.


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7/7/2006 2:26:58 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  It does seem to show tweaking of some kind, to me... probably heightened by the near-all-white background, mixed with the vivid green leaves... those seem the most "processed" to me. (I also don't remember the cicadas in 2004 year having such a green tint to their body and wings, which may contribute to that processed look.) Still, a very eye-catching capture of one of my all-time favorite insects.


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7/7/2006 2:27:36 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  Thanks Bob and Christopher. I really appreciate your comments. Christopher, this guy was just newly hatched and waiting to dry. I think that is why he is so green.


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7/7/2006 3:11:55 PM

 
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