Standing out

Standing Out

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The story of this photo

A few weeks ago, I uploaded my first serious macro photo (titled: Four in a Row). While that was the first photo I uploaded, it was not actually the first macro photos I processed, which would be the one you see here. Those blossoms are tiny (just about 2mm insize). This is the stuff that is put into a bouquet of roses to give it a bit more volume and contrast. The red background are actually dried roses.

How it was shot

How it was post-processed

Before-and-after comparison of a flower macro photos

Standing Out – Before-and-After (click to enlarge)

  • Post-processing was done in Photoshop
  • Topaz DeNoise
  • Topaz Details for bringing out the details and for some basic color correction
  • Some retouching to remove distracting dust particles etc.
  • Curves layer for more contrast
  • Vibrance layer for the orange and red/magenta tones
  • Saturation layer (master)
  • Slight vignetting [details]
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4 replies
  1. kelvin espada
    kelvin espada says:

    I admire your work. Thank you for inviting me to Pinterest. I’ve had a very expensive macro lens in my bag for some time. I think it’s time I started playing with it. Thanks for the inspiration.


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