Rosangela Silva  

Green Insect by Rosangela Silva

November 2019 - Green Insect

November 2019 - Rosangela Silva


About the Image(s)

I found this dead insect and decided to shoot it. Should I have kept the whole tilted body of the original?
Exposure: 1/4 sec; f/18; ISO 400

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

I like the way you cropped it and think including the whole body might have left excessive space around the subject. The eye appears to be at the one-third point, which is great for composition. I like the wing extending to the lower left also, which gives it balance. I don't know what you did in post-processing, but it looks good to me! I'm no expert, but I'd guess this is a a katydid.   Posted: 11/03/2019 03:51:07

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Rosangela: From a composition standpoint I like the way you have presented this image. The large dominate wing makes a great leading line from the lower left corner, your eye follows the wing right up to the body of the"bug". Then also you have positioned the upper left wing in the right place. The use of f/18 aperture allowed for good depth of field through out the subject, as all parts of the Green Insect are sharp. Good Capture of an interesting subject.   Posted: 11/03/2019 21:27:00

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Hi Rosangela,
Excellent display of the insect. I'm not sure exactly what it is. The green color, offset slightly with orange outlines the structure of the insect very well. Nice depth of focus.
Well done.   Posted: 11/09/2019 17:16:03

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Rosangela: You have created an interesting insect image by cropping the original photo. I think your choice of crop was well done even though it meant loosing a parts of the wings. Focus is excellent as well as composition. I like the diagonal green line of shadow at the front of the frame.   Posted: 11/11/2019 08:52:49

Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
Hello Rosangela, nice clear photo of the insect. The color and background work well together. Good reflection in the sharp eye. The brown from the head back help the contrast. Nice photo.   Posted: 11/13/2019 06:42:50

Hello everyone, sorry for the long absence. I have been traveling for the last two months, most of the time with poor or no internet.
Thank you for your constructive feedback. I always learn from your comments.
I shot this insect in a Greek island called Corfu. No idea about type or name.   Posted: 11/27/2019 16:24:54