Cactus flower

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by daodang, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    This period of the year is the time of cactus and desert plants flowering.


    The picture is a bit grainy due to a wrong ISO 800 setting. It has been processed by Noise Ninja but I couldn't go long with noise reduction since the picture will suffer from softness.

    Hopes you enjoy it.

  2. Beautiful image Dao. I just received a large cactus like that from a gentleman in California that I had done a favor for. Hope it will bloom.
  3. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    ISO 800 doesn't hurt this photo at all on the screen. :)
    How does is look printed?
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    What a beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful composition and well shot.

  5. Very nice Dao!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful flower picture!!! :D :D :D :D
  6. Hi Todd. On a 8 x10 print, the noise in the background is acceptable but with an 11 x 14 print, the noise is obvious in the dark areas of the background (near the picks at the top and bottom of the picture). In my limited experience with ISO 600 and 800 on a D100, I think it's worth to overexposed a little bit the dark areas (let say by 1/3 of a stop to lower the noise. I need to mention that I use the +0,3 EV gamma curve of Photogenetic. BW
  7. peterdove

    peterdove Guest

    An excellent pic, I would try and do some stronger noise reduction in one later and then mask it so that the stonger noise reduction is applied to the shadowy areas.

  8. Hi Peter, I'm interested to do as you suggested. Could you be kind to give me the detailed procedure. Thank you.
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