Jody Coker  

What Next by Jody Coker

September 2023 - What Next

About the Image(s)

This month we have a green anole lizard watching a mated pair of what we call Lovebugs ( Plecia nearctica )
I was shooting the lizard watching the bugs fly around this bush and was lucky enough to get a couple in this shot. I chose the tight frame to keep the focus on their interaction.

Canon camera and lens, 6D mark2 with an EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM @ 400mm
Setting were, 1/250s, f9, iso 125. Exp bias -0.3

4 comments posted

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
what is the main subject, lizard or Lovebugs. In my opinion i really do not know where to place my eye. I would completely take out Lovebugs and try to make Lizard more sharp.   Posted: 09/06/2023 13:14:12

Walter Ho   Walter Ho
If the lizard is the subject, it is better to remove the bugs. If both the lizard and the bugs are the subjects, then the focus points should be on the bugs and with a greater depth of field to include the lizard.

At 400mm and with a moving pair of bugs, you would need a quick lens and a faster shutter speed. Just a thought.

The lizard is sharp.
  Posted: 09/09/2023 00:04:41

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
The lizard is nice in the field of white flowers You need to crop down to that I agree with Leonid and Walter This way the picture doesn't work   Posted: 09/09/2023 21:40:54

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
So far it is unanimous. I prefer the lizard alone. The lovebugs need to be sharper (difficult when they are in motion) and closer to the lizard. Still a great shot of the lizard in the flowers. Could be either vertical or horizontal crop.   Posted: 09/12/2023 13:16:38


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