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Where my love of macros began.

Where my love of macros began.
Photo Information
Copyright: Keith McBurney (Keithor) (49)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro for Canon EF, 55mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 0:18
Viewed: 4572
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was my first ever macro shot! I shot this grasshopper freehand while he was catching some sun. This photo was taken in May 2005.

I am relatively new to photography and have been playing wiht photoshop a bit. The oroginal version of this pic is on trekearth, some people told me to come here to post pictures like this. I did try to sharpen this a bit by the auto focus thingy in photoshop, and I tried to brighten it a bit. I didnt touch much because I really couldnt get it to do too much for me. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi Keith, nice first post.
Well composed and nice colours.
I agree with Howrad about the DOF.
The white part under the picture is a bit disturbing.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

A good first performance, Keith.
Nice composition and point of view. I agree with Gert for the white part.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

Very nice picture of this adult Egyptian Grasshopper (Anacridium aegyptium). I agree the colors are a little bit subdued, but overall a very good image of this spectacular insect.
Welcome on TN!

Nice first post Keith. You have good detail and the insect is exposed well. In macro, the head is usually the point of focus first & foremost..With a long insect such as this, get your camera mostly parallel to the subject for the best DOF. When you post, please enter your F stop & shutter-speed, use of flash etc. so that others can better evaluate what you have done..Well done & welcome to TN!
Thank You.

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  • [2006-01-16 20:52]

Hi Keith,
You did a nice macro here, very well composed & sharpness is great.


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