Fat Chen, PPSA  

Tiny Insect by Fat Chen, PPSA

October 2020 - Tiny Insect

About the Image(s)

(1) Took this photo at relatively dark forest
(2) Using 100mm macro lens
(3) Adjust the shadow/highlight area
(4) Adjust the contrast
(5) Resize the image

6 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

You found an interesting subject and are fortunate to have a macro lens to use.

Some things you might want to consider.
. if your subject is the insect crop tighter to draw attention to the insect.
. check your background. The branches in the background are so bright that one looks at the background rather than the insect. Move your position.
. there is interesting side lighting on camera left that helps show detaail. However, on camera right the bug is dark with no detail. Even when I tried to dodge this areas (i.e. paint with a white paint brush) the area is completely dark and no detail could be recovered.

I have attached a feedback image, where I cropped tighter, and dodged to brighten up detail.   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:22:09
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Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Very scary also cute which is the goal of insect photography.

As makes me wonder s/he would bite me or help keep the crop safe from other insects.   Posted: 10/09/2020 06:50:37

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Love the detail and positioning of the insect, and how he looks like he is heading right for me! Having the branches point to the subject puts the focus on it.   Posted: 10/09/2020 12:33:24

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Well done on capturing this head on. You obviously had quite a shallow DoF as the head and front legs are sharp but it quickly softens on the back of the body. At first, I wanted the branches to be a little less bright but, as Barbara says, they do help to draw your focus in.   Posted: 10/13/2020 07:51:47

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
I appreciate that it was taken in a dark forest, but the image is so dark that I have a hard time seeing what it really is, other than an insect.   Posted: 10/18/2020 13:23:37

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Unusual looking bug, giving you the stare and waving its antenna at you, a very shallow DOF makes the body of the bug difficult to see. I quite like the bug in the centre of the frame with the branches leading into it.   Posted: 10/20/2020 04:56:43


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