John O’Neill  


Untitled by John O’Neill

August 2019 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This is a Forest shield-bug, about 8-10mm in Length, slow moving subject, so photographing them is not that difficult (finding them is!!!)

Canon 6D with Canon MP-E65 Macro
ISO400 1/100sec f11 and Ringflash at 1/8th power ( Dark forest area)


This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Denise McKay   Denise McKay
Very nice capture John. The detail is very clear and the photo well composed. The lighting is also good, with no blown-out highlights. My personal preference might be to remove the two brown spots on the leaf so there are no distractions from the bug. But they are small and may not really make that much difference, I'm just easily distracted. :)   Posted: 08/05/2019 06:34:03

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Really good capture of this Shield bug. I like finding these insects because they have a tendency to pose for me. Nice coloring and clarity. I agree with Denise about removing the brown spots.   Posted: 08/13/2019 10:49:56

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Interesting perspective, shot from the top. You did get his eyes, including a little catchlight in each! Did you consider a tighter crop on this? The little bit of darker green on the bottom side is distracting for me as a viewer. You have enough leaf in front of the bug to balance out any crop, I feel?
  Posted: 08/13/2019 15:15:08

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Nice shot, John. Nice perspective; it works well for its body shape. Good sharpness and detail. I agree with Carol that a different crop could improve viewer focus.   Posted: 08/15/2019 14:55:15