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Foamflower (Tiarella) x6

Fluorescence Infrared Multispectral Processing
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#1 Mark


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:16

I'm often torn when it comes to composition of subjects in this photographic genre. Pointedly, and especially, for something this small (the flowers...) I wonder whether it would be better to zoom in / crop close up to a single flower, or, as I opted for here, to pull back and capture multiple flowers along with other parts of the plant as well. One option yields finer details, the other includes more of the overall subject. Either way, on my end at least, I get to see both :).

Also, 2/3 of this multispectral set are developed (in part) in RawTherapee versus NX-D (my usual part 1 of the development process). It has a lot to offer, and somewhat of a learning curve to go with it all. I think I like it - though I'm still getting used to it. Here's my first (partial) set using it.

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#2 Andy Perrin


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:24

Wowee, that is one fancy flower. CyIIF may be my favorite, just because it looks like a Christmas tree with blue bulbs.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:19

A beautiful set as always Mark. I'm torn between the UVIVF and CyIIF as my favourite.

#4 nfoto

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:21

RawTherapee is an underestimated conversion program. Learning curve for it is pretty daunting though, almost like diving into Photoshop for the first time :D. As it runs natively under Linux, I find myself using it more and more.

Oh nearly forgot -- your photos are exemplary and indeed show off the various spectral behaviour of this species. Including the entire inflorescence, or a major part of it, adds to the overall impact.

#5 ins13


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 03:47

Very beautiful! all your photos are very beautiful!

#6 Andrea B.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 17:25

The CyIIF gets my vote too. Thank you for your work in other types of fluorescence inducement.
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