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Great photos man!

I don't want to sound like a jerk either, but I'd like your photos to have less vibrancy/saturation. This is of course a personal preference and the viewing screen & its calibration is an important factor. Although my guess is that we have both calibrated screens.

The neon-blue and the greens are a bit distacting to me too. It makes me wonder which of these critters have the blue naturally like that and what don't/if they don't.

On Dxo Photolab I usually use at least 10 of ClearView and this makes the photo more saturated, so I have to compensate on the saturation adjustment. Personally I like natural colours, but it's a fine balancing act, because as you say saturation & vibrancy makes macro photos look better.

Personally I might need to test vibrancy more as I haven't used it much.

Congrats especially on that red mite photo. I have couple of photos of the same critter and it's one of the hardest one's to capture. They move so fast and almost never pause, while you want to get as close as possible, because they are so small.
Thank you. Maybe I'll tone the vibrancy down a bit in the future... We'll see. :)
Yep, I use a self-calibrated BenQ monitor for editing and check (some of) the results on a "non-professional" monitor, Dell XPS13 and a smart phone (Samsung S9). I just went through all the photos on my XPS and a couple of photos had one of two blueish spots that the colors could be better but in overall I'd say "it's fine". Maybe I'll just lower the saturation on the blue channels and call it a day.

It makes me wonder which of these critters have the blue naturally like that and what don't/if they don't.
I'd like to think that LR isn't inventing colors so if there is anything blue in there, the cranking up the vibrancy just makes is visible. So the shade of colors aren't coming up from thin air. I could be wrong too but that would really make LR kind of poor at its job.
 
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View attachment 860042Jumping Spider | Hypykki - 427-EM109585 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860043Beetle | Sittiäinen - 429-EM109595 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860044Spider | Hämähäkki - 448-EM109723 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860045Spider | Hämähäkki - 458-EM109782 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860046Spider | Hämähäkki - 463-EM109807 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860047Bush Cricket | Hepokatti - 487-EM109967 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860048Bush Cricket | Hepokatti - 502-EM110011 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860049Fly | Kärpänen - 509-EM110046 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860050Spider | Hämähäkki - 541-EM110208 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860051Jumping Spider | Hypykki - 583-EM110397 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860052Caterpillar | Toukka - 621-EM110498 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860053Dragonfly | Sudenkorento - 653-EM110649 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860054Raspberry Clearwing | Vattulasisiipi - 674-EM110754 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860055Raspberry Clearwing | Vattulasisiipi - 688-EM110809 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr



Whole album can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu_p/albums/72157716213891773 and here (with some blog text): https://teemup.net/blog/saarijarvi-2020/

Hope you liked 'em. :)
magnificent jewels of nature that sadly are increasingly threatened with extinction.
 

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Thank you. Maybe I'll tone the vibrancy down a bit in the future... We'll see. :)
Yep, I use a self-calibrated BenQ monitor for editing and check (some of) the results on a "non-professional" monitor, Dell XPS13 and a smart phone (Samsung S9). I just went through all the photos on my XPS and a couple of photos had one of two blueish spots that the colors could be better but in overall I'd say "it's fine". Maybe I'll just lower the saturation on the blue channels and call it a day.


I'd like to think that LR isn't inventing colors so if there is anything blue in there, the cranking up the vibrancy just makes is visible. So the shade of colors aren't coming up from thin air. I could be wrong too but that would really make LR kind of poor at its job.
Good thing this came up as I realized my photos look better with ~8-12 on the Dxo vibrancy slider rather than ~2-4 I had earlier.

Not really sure what is going on with the blue as I don't have many photos of insects with that kind of blue, and we shoot in the same country. But I do I have at least two where I noticed similar blue effect, on a predator fly and a dragonfly. That was on the black shiny part of them.

When I put the slider to 100, the gray blue turned into more neon-blue. This is what catches my eye.

What colour is that textile in the gadfly photo? In my screen it looks white on the "squares" and neon-blue in the middle of "squares".

Anyway, again, great shots. It's art after all so tastes differ.
 
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What colour is that textile in the gadfly photo? In my screen it looks white on the "squares" and neon-blue in the middle of "squares".
No idea. Based on the small preview photo still in LR cache I'd say it's blueish/whiteish fabric but I have no idea what so I can't recall what's the color to my eyes.
 

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No idea. Based on the small preview photo still in LR cache I'd say it's blueish/whiteish fabric but I have no idea what so I can't recall what's the color to my eyes.
Yeah it is likely light blue. Just interested if it was neon-blue, which is what seems to happen more clearly with the vibrancy slider.
 

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No idea. Based on the small preview photo still in LR cache I'd say it's blueish/whiteish fabric but I have no idea what so I can't recall what's the color to my eyes.
Btw. I realized Dxo Photolab 4 can apply vibrancy with local adjustments in addition to other things. Gotta try that at some point.
 

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Three stunning sets of photos.
The only problem for me: winner is OK, but not enough.
We need another emoticon for really outstanding photos.
This here comes closest to what I feel looking at your fascinating close-ups: :cloud-9-039:
 

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Three stunning sets of photos.
The only problem for me: winner is OK, but not enough.
We need another emoticon for really outstanding photos.
This here comes closest to what I feel looking at your fascinating close-ups: :cloud-9-039:
Thank you for the kind words! Much appreciated and made my day. :drinks:
 

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View attachment 860042Jumping Spider | Hypykki - 427-EM109585 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860043Beetle | Sittiäinen - 429-EM109595 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860044Spider | Hämähäkki - 448-EM109723 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860045Spider | Hämähäkki - 458-EM109782 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860046Spider | Hämähäkki - 463-EM109807 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860047Bush Cricket | Hepokatti - 487-EM109967 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860048Bush Cricket | Hepokatti - 502-EM110011 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860049Fly | Kärpänen - 509-EM110046 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860050Spider | Hämähäkki - 541-EM110208 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860051Jumping Spider | Hypykki - 583-EM110397 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860052Caterpillar | Toukka - 621-EM110498 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860053Dragonfly | Sudenkorento - 653-EM110649 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860054Raspberry Clearwing | Vattulasisiipi - 674-EM110754 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

View attachment 860055Raspberry Clearwing | Vattulasisiipi - 688-EM110809 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr



Whole album can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu_p/albums/72157716213891773 and here (with some blog text): https://teemup.net/blog/saarijarvi-2020/

Hope you liked 'em. :)
I did like them. Absolutely amazing shots!
 

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