Location:At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:We have some berries planted in the back yard, and in an attempt to stop them turning into a bramble, they are stacked vertically. The first berries of the season are starting to ripen. It looks like this little guy is protecting the berries - at least they haven't been eaten by anything yet. (Must be careful though, last year some of the berries had fruit fly.)
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 25mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/40" @ f/13, ISO 1600 ((aiming for maximum depth of field, at the expense of image noise))
- Curves: lights +15, darks -20, shadows -45
- Fill light +20, blacks +15, clarity +35, saturation -10 (overall saturation lowered, but saturation for particular parts of the picture were adjusted below)
- Temperature +600K
- Graduated filter: from bottom left to top right, exposure +1.85 stops, contrast -100, saturation +20, clarity +100. This served to lighten the area under the leaf, which was quite underexposed before. Again, the overall saturation for this area was adjusted, but then it was adjusted again below.
- Noise reduction: luminance +50
- Saturation adjustments: red +20, orange +20, green -35. This made the berries pop and the leaves step back a bit
The wash-up:The shot I was actually after, which was a backlit berry. Got it, but liked the one above better. Also snapped a ninja grasshopper that I hope to be able to find again (it has been there two days now).
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