- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-10-10 7:06]
Often I prefer to see all the insect, but here because of the shallow DOF we could see only the head of the Drone Fly and in fact I like it ;-) Thanks for sharing Jaap.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-10-10 7:19]
Although the DOF is shallow here, it works well. The colors are really nice, and the detail on the fly's head is sharp. Interesting and informative notes too.
Nice & sharp, good composition.
I would have maybe used more depth (f/11 or f/16). Also there's a bit too much light on the bottom, you loose some details.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2005-10-10 7:28]
Very nice close-up!
Great colour, very good POV.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-10-10 7:43]
Very nice close up.Limited DOF seems here wonderful.I liked the visual impact a lot.TFS...:-)
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-10-10 10:43]
Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Excellent POV.
Too bad the point and shoot couldn't go up to F14.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2005-10-10 11:38]
a wonderful view of this fly. The face and the big eyes have excellent sharpness. I also like the softly background, nothing is disturbing from these pretty eyes.
I'm a little sad that all the insects are going to die now, it was my great passion these year to look and learn from them.
I hope, everybody has some shots in the archive so that we sometimes can look at them in winter. Bye, have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- jmaddocks (180)
- [2005-10-10 12:19]
This is a good shot, though it appears slightly out of focus. Still, it is pretty incredible, and a job well done.
All the best of the day! John
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-10-10 12:34]
I very much like how you have constructed this shot, Jaap.
Sometimes the shallow DOF works very well to enhance the photo, which IMHO, is the case here.
Well done and TFS.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-10-10 13:19]
Face to face with Jaap ;-) Excellent POV. Very detailed macro with good sharpness. Interesting subject. DOF is slightly short but we, owners of compacts, know that f8 is our max :-)
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-10-10 13:45]
Nice shot Jaap!
Photo looks superb, has good details and light.
The DOF may seem to be too shallow, but I think it looks very good here and gives nice depth.
Overall, very interesting post.
VERY WELL DONE & TFS
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-10-10 14:30]
Dit is dichtbij zeg! De ogen zijn prachtig, maar ik zou wel een hogere f hebben geprobeerd. DOF is a little shallow. Composition and POV are very good. Well done & TFS!
- jhm (1853)
- [2005-10-10 14:37]
Van een detail gesproken, dit is er werkelijk een, de kleuren zijn zeer goed, ik leer iedere dag van u.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-10-10 14:58]
Very nice work Jaap. Excellent head-on POV and details. Thank You.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-10-10 15:11]
Great macro Jaap. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Thanks for the link. Groetjes Heinz.
- henrye (268)
- [2005-10-10 16:45]
Hello Jaap, I'm back :-)
I see you posted some fantastic shots since the last time I visited this site. This is a great one. Very well composed, and I like the limited DOF here.
- Lia (952)
- [2005-10-10 16:46]
Mooi vastgelegd Jaap.
Ik vind dat kleine brilletje altijd zo leuk bij ze.
Nog even en we mogen onze macro lensjes weer wegstoppen.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-10-10 17:54]
Jaap, this is indeed very nice.
Focus is perfect where it has to be - on the head/eyes.
Excellent sharpness and lovely background.
Some overexposure on the bottom of the picture, but that's a minor nit.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-10-10 21:06]
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Jaap.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-10-11 2:37]
This is a good macro, Jaap.
It's sharp where it counts, the DOF is always shallow in these close-ups even if you use a DSLR with F22.
Well composed, good POV and nice colours.
Well done, my friend.
- optic (0)
- [2005-10-18 22:18]
Amazing close-up focus is right on his eyes, dof & pov are excellent i like the blurred background, thanks for sharing,
- blue-velvet29 (912)
- [2006-02-21 14:22]
Great macro! Excellent details, colors, sharpenes! Perfect composition! BRAWO!