Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  

earwig by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

May 2021 - earwig

About the Image(s)

Sony 6300
4 second exposures
iso 1600.

This earwig was found in our garden. My usual preparation: Mounting of killed specimen; 40 images taken with WeMacro rail and processed in Helicon focus. Resulting image taken into PS and dust and
dirt removed, and vibrancy increased slightly. Why such a long exposure? I"ve found that reflections off an insect and be minimized by keeping the light
rather low. Many insects have highly reflective surfaces.

1 comment posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Neal,
Your composition adds impact. The leading lines in its tail draws my eye up to his colorful head. You have created movement in the image. It appears as if the little bug was in the attack mode. Nice texture and sharp details. It is perfectly exposed. Well done, once again.   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:08:16


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