I think it's because of the lack of focus. The figs are not good in focus. In the photo with the stone, too large areas are out of focus.
Hi @defaultt5twa9x0mp6l ,
The first image seem sharp even at 200%. It however has a white balance issue. There is a red cast, and a small amount of fringing on the edges. The first image is also noisy.
Too much of the second image is out of focus.
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In addition to a focus and fringing issue on the figs, the lighting is harsh, creating hot spots and stark shadows. I'm not certain that the white balance is correct, because I've never seen figs with this color. (perhaps it's a variety of fig I'm not familiar with)