View Full Version : In-your-face Yellowjacket

Steve Maxson
08-31-2009, 03:37 PM
This Yellowjacket wasp was feeding on goldenrod flowers. 40D, Canon 180mm macro + 25mm ext. tube, 1/60, f/8, ISO 400, macro twin light set at 1/64 power, hand-held, auto focus. I removed some flash-generated spectral highlights and cropped from a horizontal original. Comments are welcome.

Julie Kenward
08-31-2009, 04:33 PM
Stephen this is wonderful! Perfect DOF and precise focal point on the face of the wasp. Love that he's on a matching colored plant as well. You nailed the comp in my opinion.

denise ippolito
08-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Steve, Really nice angled comp. The details and colors look great! Very nicely presented!!

08-31-2009, 05:38 PM
Just superb Steve, perfect angle, outstanding detail around the face.

Roman Kurywczak
08-31-2009, 07:30 PM
Hey Steve,
Great angle and nice choice of crop! You nailed the focus! That face is tack and the soft BG really makes this a winner!

Dave Mills
08-31-2009, 08:24 PM
Well done Steve! Face and front legs is tack sharp on an interesting angle. These type of images, when a flower is included, is sometimes difficult to get a clean backround but you succeeded...

Vida van der Walt
09-07-2009, 11:43 AM
Beautiful macro. Excellent detail, great comp and stunning bg, colours.