EK Abdulrahiman  

Tiger Moths by EK Abdulrahiman

October 2021 - Tiger Moths

October 2021 - EK Abdulrahiman


About the Image(s)

Gear - Nikon D5300, lense - 105 mm fixed sigma

ISO - 500
F stop - F/10
exposure - 1/640sec.
Location - a paddy field of Trichure district Kerala India
Date ;- 24 August
Time - 7.45AM

5 comments posted

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Your capture of the moths feels wonderfully sharp to me. Nice soft and pleasing background. My only suggestion would be that it isn't exactly feeling like a Macro shot, in that the moths are so small in terms of the overall image. I would like to see what removing some of this excessive background would do.   Posted: 10/04/2021 13:02:04
EK Abdulrahiman   EK Abdulrahiman
Dear Carol,

Well noted, thanks for the evaluation.   Posted: 10/05/2021 12:17:30

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I agree, a technically splendid photo, well done. There's enough texture in the background to make it interesting, too. As a close-up, it's difficult to improve I think, maybe just a little cropped off the right edge to get the subject a bit more off the centre for my preference.

As you might have gathered, I'm not one to get too anxious over the magnification, and my picture this month is certainly less than 1:1, but I believe in a flexible definition of macro! If you crop off a lot, then some or the artistic balance (the tip with the water drop, the stem with the seeds) is lost I think. There's no perfect answer!   Posted: 10/04/2021 14:15:34
EK Abdulrahiman   EK Abdulrahiman
Dear Stuart,

Well accepted, thanks for the review.   Posted: 10/05/2021 12:18:16
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Actually, now I look more closely, your original seems to have less on the bottom than the submitted version! It could be argued that the original, with just a little off the bottom to remove the part bud which is on the bottom edge, might be a better version.   Posted: 10/06/2021 03:43:24


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