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andym
12th October 2008, 02:33 PM
Apart from a bit of banding.

Fallow deer in Epping forest this afternoon.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA127158.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8719)

I was braced against a tree at the time.

StephenL
12th October 2008, 06:11 PM
Nice one! A good bit of meat on him!

yorky
12th October 2008, 06:48 PM
venison Burgers?

theMusicMan
12th October 2008, 06:52 PM
Excellent capture there Andy, oh I wish I could get so close to some Deer. very good for ISO1600 too.

Have you tried passing this through some NR software...? I have passed this through both Lightrooms Noise reduction and CS3 too, and by golly it scrubs up even better with the resulting image. Shout if you want to have a look as I won't post it without your permission.

andym
12th October 2008, 07:14 PM
Have you tried passing this through some NR software...? I have passed this through both Lightrooms Noise reduction and CS3 too, and by golly it scrubs up even better with the resulting image. Shout if you want to have a look as I won't post it without your permission.


Funny you should say that.I was having a play myself.


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA127158silky.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8724)


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA127158NI_filtered.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8723)

The first one was with Silkypix in built noise reduction applied to the Raw file,the second is with neat image.

I think the Neat image one looks smoother with less noise but more lose of detail.

Ps would be interested to see your version.

theMusicMan
12th October 2008, 07:17 PM
Works well there Andy, much improved. I always like seeing how people apply NR in different apps and using different techniques.

Want me to post my edit?

andym
12th October 2008, 07:19 PM
Go on John.Always interesting to see how other people do things and how other software handles it.

theMusicMan
12th October 2008, 07:21 PM
Sure... here's my attempt.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/590/andym_deer_edit.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8725)

andym
12th October 2008, 07:23 PM
Interesting.

The subject is a lot sharper.Is that done with some sort of selective tool.
Have you applied any blur to the background??

theMusicMan
12th October 2008, 07:36 PM
Hi Andy

No, not used any selection tool... the process I used for this was as follows;

1 - Noise Removal NeatImage
2 - Smart Sharpen @ 45
3 - Saturate the image a little
4 - CS3 Noise removal a small amount
5 - CS3 USM
6 - Save as web
7 - Upload

No blur applied to the background either.

andym
12th October 2008, 08:20 PM
Hi Andy

No, not used any selection tool... the process I used for this was as follows;

1 - Noise Removal NeatImage
2 - Smart Sharpen @ 45
3 - Saturate the image a little
4 - CS3 Noise removal a small amount
5 - CS3 USM
6 - Save as web
7 - Upload

No blur applied to the background either.

Cheers John.

Had another go myself



http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA127158Silky3_filtered.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8733)

The only problem is even though it was only a few mins ago I cant quite remember what I did.
I know it involved converting to JPG with Silkypix and the re-editing the JPG with Silkypix using it noise reduction and uping the saturation.

Zuiko
12th October 2008, 08:26 PM
Andy and John,

Together you have produced an excellent practical tutorial on noise reduction.

Any chance of renaming this thread and making it sticky?

Or incorporating it in Ian's forthcoming Tutorials?

Great capture, BTW, Andy!

andym
13th October 2008, 09:09 AM
I have done lots of edits of this picture and have come to the conclusion (personal oppinion)that Neat Image gives the best version of this picture.
I know there are other noise ruduction programs out there.
I have tried Master,Silkypix,Photoshop(elements 6)and Neat image and combinations of them all.:eek:

Makonde
13th October 2008, 09:33 AM
Well done - interesting thread.

I would have suggested some selection and a blur of some of the background but with what you've done towards the end, it isn't necessary.

Hmnnn I don't have neat image or Silkypix....