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Lightning Bug on Daisy by Bruce Michelotti

October 2020 - Lightning Bug on Daisy

About the Image(s)

Captured this in the wild with my Canon 7d II and a 60mm macro lens at 1/160, f/14, ISO 400.
I was out shooting flowers and was happy to find this little guy posed on the daisy. I thought it would be a cute shot so here it is. I made minor adjustments in Lightroom and cut the flower out and replaced the background in Photoshop. Shot at f/14 to try to get the most depth of field I could with the 60mm lens.

7 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
(Group 5)
I don't mind the fact that the daisy is cut off on the RH side but I think a slight cropping of the LH side might been in order. A super bug capture and the matching colours in the bugs body and the stamen make for further interest. A frame for me adds a completion of a picture but I might have cut the size a bit smaller
Good work Bruce.   Posted: 10/05/2020 09:17:45
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Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Thanks for your visit and comments Barbara. I can see how this would work as a square by cropping the left side. I must agree with a thinner border. It came out larger than intended. Live and learn.   Posted: 10/06/2020 17:22:09

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Great shot of the lightening bug and flower. The bug and stamen seem to be the main focus. I agree that a crop may improve even more. I would think Barbara makes a point. If the bug on the stamen could be at a cross junction of the rule of thirds I think that would add more to a very nice shot.
  Posted: 10/08/2020 14:15:20

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
I was thinking something along these lines. Just another perspective.   Posted: 10/08/2020 15:20:02
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Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Thanks Harley. This is now well balanced and shows off the bug very well as the main character.   Posted: 10/08/2020 16:29:49
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Just one idea.   Posted: 10/08/2020 17:05:54

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
I like Harvey's crop. It brings one's eye to the star of the show while also getting rid of some spots on the petals . Very nice image.   Posted: 10/19/2020 11:22:40


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