View Full Version : Grasshopper on a Leaf

Bob Blanchard
01-15-2008, 10:56 PM
This image was captured in the middle of the night. It's an all manual exposure, forcing the flash to compensate for a high shutter speed and small aperture. This was really just experimental work, but a lot of folks like this image.

Canon 1DsMII, EF 180mm f/3.5L, ISO 100, f/32, 1/250, Canon Twin-Macro Flash, manual.

Jim Caldwell
01-15-2008, 11:09 PM
I like it too, Bob! Good sharp image and I hesitate to use an aperature as small as f/32 - but I can't see any image degradation at all, so I'm going to have to try that as well. I also like the fact you photographed the grasshopper at an angle.

Mike Moats
01-16-2008, 08:18 AM
Hey Bob, for an experiment it came out excellent, really nice image. As Jim points out most people are affraid to shoot at f-32 because the loss in sharpness. I use f-32 on a ton of my images and never have a problem. With the sharpiening tools in PS I believe we now have the ability to correct any loss in sharpness or quaility issue at f-32. I like the lighting effect and good color.

Alfred Forns
01-16-2008, 09:05 AM
I like the experiment Bob !!!! Love the pose and detail I think you found a new field !!!!

Fabs Forns
01-16-2008, 10:18 PM
Good looking critter, glad your experiment came out good Looking forward to more :)

John Cooper
01-18-2008, 01:09 AM
Hi Bob, Can't get your thumbnail image to open up!!

Bob Blanchard
01-18-2008, 05:46 AM
Hi Bob, Can't get your thumbnail image to open up!!
My image hosting service provider (Smugmug) had some issues last night. It's back now...