Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  


Fierce presentation by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

September 2020 - Fierce presentation

About the Image(s)

Sony 6300
with Canon 100mm macro adapted;
1/6 second
f 7.1 with
iso 1250.

Multiple images (60?) at 200 micron slides;
processed with Helicon focus.
There was a lot of dodging and burning,
removal of unwanted material (such as the rear legs and dust) Some increased vibrancyand sharpening;
cropping and placed a stroke frame.


8 comments posted




Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Neal,
Great shot. Tack sharp. He looks like a prehistoric monster. I like it.
Barbara   Posted: 09/05/2020 19:37:23



Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: Of the many insect pictures you have shared with us, this one is probably the most interesting. Like the colors which add a lot of interest ranging from a dark blue-gray to the burnt orange on the front legs, then your focus stacking technique is always done to perfection, you can see every hair. You mentioned removing the back legs, did they merge with the other legs to become a distraction?? The black background really emphasizes the subject and your choice of frame color was well chosen. KUDOS for an interesting picture.   Posted: 09/06/2020 14:24:17
Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
It's rather difficult to get the legs all lined up so that you can see all of them. It's interesting to note that grasshoppers, once trapped, will often shed their legs. In this picture however, I had to help the insect along since he would not pose correctly.   Posted: 09/08/2020 13:02:55
Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Neal: I imagine grasshopper legs are just as difficult to get arranged perfectly as flower stems!!   Posted: 09/08/2020 21:27:54



Lou Karcher   Lou Karcher
GOOD ONE!!! Totally agree with Barbara's & Murphy's comments. BTW, removing the legs didn't bother me at all. After all, the 'eyes' were nicely focused.   Posted: 09/09/2020 19:08:26



Richard Story   Richard Story
NEAL,
AS ALWAYS SPOT ON SHARP!
JUMPS RIGHT OUT AT YOU.
I LOOK AT THIS AND THINK OF AN OLD SCI-FI MOVIE POSTER.
I KNOW I KNOW SHOWING MY AGE...
AND AS MURPHY NOTED THE COLORS WORK VERY WELL TOGETHER AND COMPLIMENT ONE ANOTHER.

WAS JUST WONDERING HOW IT WOULD LOOK WITHOUT THOSE BRIGHT LITTLE LEGS UNDER THE HEAD.
STILL ANOTHER GREAT STACKING JOB...



  Posted: 09/09/2020 21:00:42



Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
(Group 57)
Hi Neal, visiting from Group 57. Nice image, well done on the stacking. As others have mentioned, nice colors and background. I appreciate the work you have done on focus stacking, esp. with 60+ images which I have to found to be tricky using a manual rail. I like the symmetry of the antenna and legs which I think helps create a strong composition and keeps the viewer focused on the center of the image.   Posted: 09/18/2020 09:16:57



Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Neal, This image really jumps out at the viewer. I like your title in addition to the image itself. I certainly admire the work and time you must apply to your photography. This image is really outstanding; all the colors come together so nicely upon the black background. The thin stroke framing the image is perfect.   Posted: 09/18/2020 12:28:53



 

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