Ann McDermott  

Catoctin Critter by Ann McDermott

June 2020 - Catoctin Critter

About the Image(s)

I took this with my iPhone during a hike.
I'm responsible for the composition and cropping and my phone's camera is responsible for the following: ISO 25 f/22 1/2400 sec.


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5 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The amazing smart phones. Let the phone decide what to do and they do it very well. The backlit Catoctin looks great and despite a lot of surrounding material grabs the attention. I think it might improve however cropping the right side a bit. You might want to look at those numbers again. My Samsung often takes pictures at f/2.2 and f/22 and 1/2400 sec at ISO 25 would probably be pretty dark. With the small sensor and short focal length these things have amazing depth of field even at f/2.2.   Posted: 06/09/2020 22:26:50

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Great image! I would agree on the cropping and also try wider F-stop--you may not need F22 for this critter.   Posted: 06/12/2020 14:16:20

John Hackett   John Hackett
It is a fine example of what one can record on a modern phone.I would agree with a crop from the right.I have no idea on how large these critters are, but it does look very much like a leaf at first glance.   Posted: 06/14/2020 04:53:16

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Nice image in a very dark setting. I likely would have used shadows and/or mid-tone adjustment to lighten the shadow on the insect slightly more.   Posted: 06/14/2020 07:01:50

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I wish I had been carrying the iphone -- when I saw the geiko -- at f/22! I did not even know you could see your settings. Another thing I need to learn.

I like the white marks on the rock pointing to the creature, your composition and lighting. I agree with the cropping from the right. On my monitor, the creature is well lit. It's a good nature picture with a comical twist.The creature looks like a leaf or is carrying a leaf.   Posted: 06/15/2020 11:02:50