Abe Chen  

Untitled by Abe Chen

January 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

The image was shot in August last year using Nikon D750 camera with a Nikkor 105 mm f2.8 lens. Camera settings: f/10, 1/125 sec , ISO 900 and on tripod. In post processing, LR and photoshop CS4 were used to edit the image.

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4 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
An extraordinary image. Detail in the wings is excellent, color, composition, and sharpness are right on.   Posted: 01/13/2020 16:37:52

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
The image has the potential to be interesting, but the light background and the clogged black pull my eye away from the bug. Also, the cutting off of left front leg and the end of the wings reduce the impact of the image. I imported to Lightroom where I Adjusted the highlights, shadows, and sharpened. I the used the radial filter to darken the background. It is not perfect since the blacks are stilled clogged. The change is attached. See if you like it.   Posted: 01/20/2020 19:17:42
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Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
First of all, I think you got a great representation of the subject. I especially like that you captured the transparency of the wings so clearly. I didn't think anything needed to be changed, but looking at Eric's work, I like the fact that the shadows are opened up, making it even more possible to see the ground through the wings, and other features. I might tone down the greens a little.   Posted: 01/21/2020 09:06:20

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I really like Eric's changes. Seeing those changes make me realize you have a great photo here. Enjoy!   Posted: 01/23/2020 08:33:35