Richard Siersma  

Growing Family by Richard Siersma

October 2020 - Growing Family

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at a "bug shoot" workshop held in Bastrop, Tx. It is almost "out of the camera" in that I used the auto enhance feature in LR then sharpened in LR.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikkor 105
Settings: 1/200 @ f18

5 comments posted

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade

This must have been a little nerve racking. You have great exposure and use of colors here. I love the detail in the head and thorax. The shallow DOF works well with the nest. I would like to see more sharpness in the body and wings. Getting more parallel to the bug might have helped. I hope that you didn't get stung!   Posted: 10/05/2020 16:23:09
Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Thanks Mark, I forget what I was standing on but I do remember trying get the camera as close as possible and as steady as possible; I've have lots of blurry photos too. Luckily these wasps were too busy to notice me.   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:58:22

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Good capture Rick, but I wish there was one bug only rather than two. Too bad that it isn't sharper but this is tough photography. forgive my ignorance but the title confounds me, is the bug laying eggs?
  Posted: 10/08/2020 15:44:01

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Richard, This type of shot is always very difficult. The main bug is in nice focus; I assume that this was hand-held; and, for that, I give you much credit. To set the image off; I would have added a gold frame.   Posted: 10/11/2020 14:17:39

Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Great picture for a hand held image. It is almost impossible to use a tripod and get a focus stacked image of a live bug.   Posted: 10/13/2020 17:29:16


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