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Alfred Forns
08-07-2009, 05:29 PM
From the Fruit and Spice Park today Shooting with Harold and had a great time Some cloud cover at times and we lasted over two hours .. a record !!!

Comments welcome and much appreciated

Canon 1DMk3
Sigma 180 macro 1.4X
f 13.0 1/160
Av +1
ISO 400

Ed Vatza
08-07-2009, 09:22 PM
The image looks great to me. Wonderful dof; perfect detail; smooth background. I'm just having difficulty with the head on perspective. I keep feeling I would like so see a slight angle and some body. I'm not sure this will make sense Alfred but I keep looking at that blade of dried grass and seeing it as the body.

Roman Kurywczak
08-07-2009, 11:00 PM
Hey Al,
Actually...I love the head on angle! My only comment or suggestion....push that Mark 3 to ISO 800.....and squeeze a few extra stops of DOF.....the lattice work of the wings really shines here...but for a bit of fall off....you are loking at f19 with the ISO of 800 and 1/125 sec, or f22 at 1/100........since the BG is light...noise won't be an issue...especially on the Mark lll....heck...I'd even push the ISO further with that color BG and save the SS. Still......very, very, nice and you are giving me some great ideas!

Desmond Chan
08-07-2009, 11:01 PM
Alfred but I looking at that blade of dried grass and seeing it as the body.

For a moment that's what I saw, too. :)

Very nice, sharp and clean image !

Thomas Herou
08-08-2009, 05:25 AM
I love this!
Perfect angle and dof.Nice,Al!

Jay Gould
08-08-2009, 06:17 AM
I love it and you leveled it perfectly - checked it on the notepad tester. Thanks for sharing.

Fabs Forns
08-08-2009, 10:23 AM
I love the mantling pose and the excellent detail in the head.

Beth Goffe
08-08-2009, 06:25 PM
Al, this is so cool!! I love the head on perspective and the way his back leg is grasping the stalk on the right side. It's almost otherworldly.

Julie Kenward
08-09-2009, 08:33 AM
If you weren't a moderator/owner I'd have this in the IOTW so fast it would make your head spin! That face and head-on stare...wow! Beautiful light and BG, too.

So what's your secret for this smooth of a BG and an f/13 aperture? Is it the lens or were you a good distance from any visible vegetation?

Dave Mills
08-09-2009, 12:56 PM
Alfred, Love the head on perspective with the fine detail in the wings. Beautiful presentation!!

Nancy A Elwood
08-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Al I LOVE this!!!!:D Sorry for the shortness, but that about says it all,:).