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thijs broekkamp
06-13-2010, 02:32 PM
This one didn't move that much, so I had a chance to take some pictures. What do you think about it?

Canon eos 30d, Sigma 150mm, tripod, wired remote.
Iso 400, f8, 1/50e


Update: f13, 1/25e


Julie Kenward
06-13-2010, 04:18 PM
Thijs, a slight movement on your part to the right and the butterfly might have been all inclusive on the focal plane of the lens, leaving the back end of the wings in focus as crisply as the head/eye area. You managed to get the most important area in focus and the BG is lovely - just move a bit so those wings aren't so angled AT you but NEXT to you and you'll have it crisp from head to toe. ;)

Paul Lagasi
06-13-2010, 04:42 PM
Nicely captured butterfly, Julie had some good points.

Mike Moats
06-13-2010, 08:48 PM
Hey Thijs, good point by Jules, just a slight adjustment on the camera position and you nail the details through out. Good light and BG and as Jules points out you got the focus on the most important part the head and eye.

Fabs Forns
06-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Great critique by Jules, I like the very clean BG and colors.

Allen Sparks
06-13-2010, 10:50 PM
great focus where it needs to be...agree with a slightly different camera angle if it would not put the thorax behind the plant.

Ken Childs
06-14-2010, 09:35 AM
Thijs, the front of this 'fly looks fantastic! I think that since this one was holding still and you were using a tripod and a remote, a smaller aperture would have worked to get a better DOF. Moving to the right might have helped but I think I would have probably moved a fraction up and to the left to get a better looking angle. Some selective sharpening on the perch, the wings and the back antenna could help.

sandy richards
06-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Very nice color and pose here!
Good suggestions already for an even better image.

Sandy r

Roman Kurywczak
06-14-2010, 01:23 PM
Hey Thijs,
Can't add much as the angle has been covered. Since it was quite still, hope you got to cover more of the angles as the light and BG look great!

thijs broekkamp
06-14-2010, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the comments!

I took another one with f13, the wings are a bit sharper here, what do you think about it?

f13, 1/25e


Roman Kurywczak
06-14-2010, 02:56 PM
Repost does look a bit better Thijs!

06-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Very nice colors, agree about camera position, fine BG, final image is better.

Vida van der Walt
06-16-2010, 01:27 PM
The repost looks great Thijs. Beautiful bg, colours and nice detail.:)