Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  

Tight Grasp by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

January 2020 - Tight Grasp

About the Image(s)

Canon Mark II with Canon Macro 100mm f2.8 taken at 1/250th, f/16; ISO 640; Winter here and not many
insects about. Odonata order insects often just park for a few seconds allowing multiple images to be taken.
I liked the contrast between the light purple color and the yellow weeds. Sorry that the back wing is not in

2 comments posted

Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
Hello Neal, another great insect capture. Nice blurred background. The top blurred wing doesn't bother me at all. Great picture.   Posted: 01/12/2020 19:04:10

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: Fine capture of this type of fly. I like the positioning of the insects body on a slight diagonal upward. Even shooting at f/16 you could never get that back wing in sharp focus as it is too far in back of the other two wings, anyway it does not bother me.
The eye is the most important part and it is sharp as a tack along with the interesting legs. In my humble opinion I would darken the light grasses in the background, it would raise this picture from being just good to excellent if those bright grasses in the BG were toned down. It would take a little processing work but would be worth it to me.   Posted: 01/15/2020 18:02:43


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