Carol Sheppard  

Jump Shot by Carol Sheppard

April 2021 - Jump Shot

About the Image(s)

ISO640, Olympus 4:3 OMD1, 60mm Zuiko lens, 1/200 sec, f9. I was learning how to use my new 60mm lens out in my garden, and I saw this little guy. I have always wanted to photograph one of them. I considered BW conversion but I love the irridescent bits. His movements were too rapid to do focus stacking, but I did minimal brightening of the shadows, a tiny bit of local saturation and added some structure here and there.

6 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Carol,
You managed to capture all his colors and iridescence nicely. I have never tried to photograph insects but I'm sure it must be challenging. You did a good job focusing on his eyes especially as he was moving.   Posted: 04/06/2021 17:37:48

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Super job, Carol! I've not been successful at getting a shot of one of these live and don't know if I could get as good a capture. No need for stacking, as you have the eyes in focus and that's what's so fascinating about the jumpers. I'm jealous!   Posted: 04/17/2021 14:15:06
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Thanks, Tom!!   Posted: 04/17/2021 19:34:42

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Show me a focus stacked image of a Jumper and I'll show you a photographer who shoots dead spiders. Very nice image, Carol. You've also given us a nice example of DOF in Macro. Agree with Tom - it's all about the EYES.

  Posted: 04/21/2021 12:44:18

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
(Group 57)
Nice image Carol, well done. As the others have said, you got the eyes tack sharp and enough of the 'hairs' sharp to really show us who he is.   Posted: 04/21/2021 13:59:20
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Thank you, to both of you!
  Posted: 04/21/2021 14:01:02


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