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Dave Leroy
06-10-2010, 07:29 PM
This is about a 50% crop. I have another with a bit more profile, and it did not stand up as well to the cropping.
50D, 100mm f/2.8 macro, 1/50, f/8, ISO800, tripod. I can't remember if I had any extension tubes on.


Paul Lagasi
06-10-2010, 08:04 PM
Very well done..the contour of the leaf, colors and sharpness in the eyes, composition, head tilt, make this a winner

Jackie Schuknecht
06-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Very nice comp and sharpness Dave. Might try some noise reduction in the BG. Really like it.

Ken Childs
06-10-2010, 09:53 PM
I really like the way the edge of the leaf leads you to the fly. Great comp! The tilted head is a real bonus!

I agree on the need of some NR.

Dave Leroy
06-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Thanks a lot. The little fellow was quite patient with me moving around.

NR in CS4, or at least my setting of it, did not get rid of noise in top left and I let the sharpening run through under the in focus leaf so perhaps a bit of noise there as well.

Julie Kenward
06-11-2010, 07:29 AM
Dave, try a little surface or box blur on the BG and mask the leaf/fly back in. Sometimes that helps!

Excellent comp - might take a bit off the right side to move the fly closer to the ROT's but that's totally up to you. I also like it as presented. This is one of those cases where the negative space really shows proportion! Love the edge of the leaf leading to the fly and yes, the head tilt is a big bonus!

Dave Leroy
06-11-2010, 09:15 AM
Thanks Jules. I had not thought of blurring bg.

Roman Kurywczak
06-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Hey Dave,
Very good advice given above on the BG and noise.....I do think the placement is excellent as is the selective DOF.

Allen Sparks
06-12-2010, 08:59 PM
wow - what a cool composition...love that leaf edge rising to the fly and then dropping down right below. Nice focus...really sweet image.

Thomas Herou
06-15-2010, 08:04 AM
This is my kind of fly picture!
Maybe I would've desaturated the magentacast on the fly.
Otherwise a very suiting comp and BG.