Bill Foy  

Japanese Beetles like Straw Flowers by Bill Foy

August 2020 - Japanese Beetles like Straw Flowers

August 2020 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This is an image from a few years ago that was made at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. I used my macro lens but it's definitely a "close up" as opposed to a "macro" image. I don't recalled the post processing but, for sure, I cropped the image, and it looks to me that I lightened it a bit. Nikon D300s, Sigma 150mm macro lens, f/16, 1/30.

1 comment posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Hey Bill, this a sharp image, and beetles often reflect so that their colors do not come out as our eyes see them, but you solved that. Background is non distracting and flowers showing no damage yet from those darn Japanese Beetles. A couple of ideas. I remember hearing from a judge that he looks to see the faces of animals and bugs. I know, that is not easy, but he uses that to separate the good and very good from the exceptional. Minor thing, I would hit my highlights slider just a big more to bring down the white from the right side top flower and I would open up the shadows with hopes of bringing out more color on the bottom two buds. You also did a good job of cropping and cloning the light ground or plant stuff thru the holes in the green.   Posted: 08/06/2020 17:19:41


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