Contrast: Two Photographs of a Juvenile Assassin Bug

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Contrast can mean many things: for example contrast between two colors and between dark and light colors or shades. Generally in photography the higher the apparent contrast the darker the photo and the lower the contrast the lighter the photograph (a washed out photo lacks contrast, a high contrast photo loses detail in the blacks). Many insects use color to camouflage themselves or send a warning to predators. Assassin bugs want to blend in and hide from their prey. I believe this to be a juvenile assassin bug. To separate the bug from the background you can use the following tools: contrast (increase), shadows (reduce), highlights (reduce), and increase detail and sharpening with appropriate software. All of which will help to improve the distinction between the background and the subject that are of similar colors. In this case the bug was particularly hard to distinguish from the background (except for its eyes and the color on its spine) so without the adjustments mentioned above the bug would be lost in the background.



4 responses

  1. Excellent, Victor.


    February 7, 2017 at 11:46 am

  2. amazing


    February 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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