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Published: Sunday 26th of October 2008 09:45:59 AM
Thank You! Francesco I am fairly happy with the target...DOF is couple of mm with a 105 mm optic with full aperature 2,8 - so once the "antennas" and the front of wingline is in focus I am happy- during sunset time.. Even finding this particular butterfly made me content as it vanishes till next Spring. And what comes to colors on the outside of wings it does not really matter if it is sharp or blurred it is all the same for human eye. Happy shooting !
Sorry Hannu: you missed the subject ... wings!!! Some leaves are in focus but not the main subject. Macro shoting is a difficult matter; dealing with the DOF is hard. But practice can improve your sight a lot. Francesco
I guess, it is a matter of taste, also. I like the picture. the golden colours and the small d.o.f provide a warm smooth and remote atmosphere, which i like. Just the dry leaf in the middle of the right might be a wee bit distracting, because it is so isolated. Maybe softening this part or changing the crop could help improving the picture. imho very good picture though. best regards - steffen
Thank You Steffen for constructive critics. I agree that the dry leaf on the right could be easily removed and would improve the photo. However, I feel that as a matter of taste the photo of this kind is more documentary and the natural environment where the insect is found and about to hide for the winterhibernation should be present all the way..These butterfly species are beautiful both wings closed and open - , however this time I was not lucky enough to get a decent wings open (which is meant to scare you away- as they have big round eyes on the inside for birds and other enemies) shot but hopefully next Spring I am around to see it. Thank You again. BR Hannu
Peacock Butterfly Peacock Butterfly prepares for winter. C&C are wellcomed.