- wuta (2142)
- [2006-03-16 13:50]
Hello Loot ,It's a beautiful photo, but there is tomuch lihgt
you can use a mono pot , this is a one lech ,my husband hes
also ,but i like the picture , Greeting s Teunie .
I have must say I have better one of yours, this is more mean as a critique becuase the quality is not so good here, it overlighting and thats a shame. I know that you have a lot of quality in you to do this much better. I know the problems with a canon 350d camera with handheld macro shots. Before I made my shots with the compact camera's those macro shot where very good, and now I must learn to made shots with a tripod, or with a monopod. It is good possible with this camera's good handheld shots to make with a high F but then you must have luck. And that's something we not always have. Thanks for showing us.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2006-03-16 14:01]
You did well with the capture.
I have to agree with Jaap, this is abit overexposed. Not bad, though, well done on the effort.
Its a very nice dragon you've captured.
Very good composition and POV and good DOF.Just the tail end is a little soft so maybe you could have pushed to f/13 or so
The light looks strong but you've managed that okay here.
As for sandals,I learnt the hard way when I was on holiday last year.I got bit by something when I was taking bug macros and it ended up being an expensive visit at the hospital!
A great shot and I look forward to seeing more of your South African dragons.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-03-16 14:53]
it's beautiful, I love the glittering in the wings and the excellent sharpness. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-03-16 15:15]
Very nice macro shot!
Great POV and excellent composition,
very nice colour, very good details.
- ALIRIZA (781)
- [2006-03-16 15:17]
Excellent close up. Beautiful image with good colors, POV, sharpness, clear details, composition and framing you have caught. TFS. Have nice days...
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-03-16 19:23]
Love the shot of this glider.
Incredible the color in this animal.
Great composition and the POV and BG are excellent.
For your first, I say BRAVO! I can't shoot them, so anyone who does, I think is very clever! Reading the helpful tips and comments already said, I too will learn from them. That is how we improve.
Anyhow, from me, I like it, those wings are so amazing seeing all the patterns on them. Well done.
Evena light tripod is a pain to me!
Excellent photo of this odonata!
Very good POV and DOF!
Very good on details!
Good effort. I like the colour and composition with strong diagonals centering the eye on the insect. I had a go at macro last weekend and found it very demanding. I'm not sure chasing down shots like this with a tripod is practical...I read a very good book by John Shaw called Nature Photogahpy Field Guide (ISBN 0-8174-4059-3) which has a great section on macro photography and especially the use of flash in order to control lighting and DOF. See my second Mantid photo for further information. Like you I'm still on the steep path of that learning curve....nice to try something new though.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-03-17 7:59]
I think the composition and framing of the shot are excellent. The light was very harsh here which is the biggest problem.This robbed the colors and detail from the shot. Welcome to the macro world.
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-03-17 11:09]
I love the shiny gold on the body, and the glistening wings.
It looks like a shimmering jewel, and it is beautiful. : )
The details are super sharp, and I particularly enjoy the intricate designs on the transparent wings.
I also find that the diagonal blades of grass add to the composition.
Because of the transparency of the wings, it is so important to find a non-busy background, which is pretty impossible with insects that like to perch on grass and various vegetation.
Sounds like you are having fun experimenting. : )
TFS. : )
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-03-17 22:46]
beautiful close up. Great lines and POV.
You had difficult light to work with, but managed well.
Nice capture of this glider. Good detail and sharpness, well composed. Remember, no matter how much you close down your aperture, try to get the best angle or POV to maximize your DOF.
You spoke of the tripod issue. It's like anything else, once you become familar with stalking the insect, when using a smaller lightweight tripod, you become more proficient at it. I use a slik sprint pro 3-way.. Only about $80.00 as I remember. Easy to move about, quickly adjusts. I use Wired remote & Mirror lock. Usually manual focus..
Looking forward to more dragons from your neck of the woods. Well done.
- Luc (14767)
- [2006-03-17 23:20]
I am rather miserly of comment lately.
But when I note all the efforts that you deployed I cannot prevent myself from writing few words of encouragement.
You are in good hands with Howard and Gert as advisers.
If I could add a small additional remark, I would say to you that the background is rather important in macro photography. Less there are elements distracting behind our principal subjects, better is the visual impact. When the circumstances allow it, I try to photograph the subjects when they are isolated, with backgrounds the most distant possible. Some times, it are simply enough to change point of view.
Fortunately, here in Quebec, we do not have to pay attention to the snakes. It is the cold which still bites us for a few days...
Thank you for this Pantala and I look forward to see your progress in this world completely different of the macro photography.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-03-20 21:43]
What a wonderful shot.Excellent close up. Beautiful image with good colors.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-03-21 3:41]
Wow... What a wonderful shot. You have captured the transparency of the wings perfectly. The light has shimmered across the top of the wing creating lovely glitter spots. Nice work my friend!
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-07-12 18:35]
'n Mooi helikopter met sterk lig en pragtige kleure. Al die gras blare en stingels maak dit egter so 'n bietjie besig lyk, maar die insek self is puik. Ek weet mens kan nie altyd kies hoe die agtergrond moet lyk nie en dit is seker wat fotografie so moeilik maak. Dit kos harde werk, uithouvermoŽ en groot geduld om daardie volmaakte skoot te kry.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-07-17 1:29]
Kleure op hierdie Naaldekoker is ongelooflik mooi vasgevang. Lyk kompleet of jy die foto met glitter bestrooi het. Baie mooi.