View Full Version : Red/black striped stink bug

07-04-2010, 02:32 PM
40D, EF 100mm macro
1/25 sec
ISO 800

Anita Bower
07-04-2010, 02:51 PM
This is quite a fancy one! Great colors and wings (?). How did you manage to get such an even BG? I think I would crop some off the left, and maybe a bit off the top. What is the halo I'm seeing around the front antenna, mouth, front leg? I like the angle of the bug on the leaf.

Roman Kurywczak
07-04-2010, 03:01 PM
Hey Ovidiu,
That is one colorful stink bug!!! You do appear to have a bit of a halo but you did manage nice isolation and a good pose. I do wonder if a bit different angle would get more in focus but that may bring other distracting BG elements into play.....although in this case I may want a touch more texture there as it appears a bit too flat. I'd go with the crop too...but that's my preference and am OK with it as you have it here too.

07-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Found this bug in the garden perching (?) on the tip of a juniper, BG is the lawn (mowed:D), a bit of hue on the yellow channel. Halo might be from the pop -up flash...dont know...

07-04-2010, 03:21 PM
Roman, I would also liked more dof, smaller aperture was not possible due quite low light, tried different angle but was not satisfied. Looking at exif seems that for this one I used the on camera flash. These bugs are flat and I think it's hard to get the head/eye and body in focus when shooting from one side.
Thanks for suggestions, have to try it again, maybe I'll get a better one.;)

Bob Miller
07-04-2010, 11:37 PM
I really like this as presented! TFS

Kaushik Balakumar
07-05-2010, 03:47 AM
Beautiful !
Very colourful bug. Love the contrast and details on its body.

Jonathan Ashton
07-05-2010, 05:53 AM
Excellent shot, I suspect there is a little reflected light coming off the chitinous body and a reduction in Highlights would improve contrast a little.:)

Ken Childs
07-05-2010, 10:01 AM
Although I would normally suggest dropping down to get level with the bug, this angle works well on this particular one because of all that amazing color on its back. I think this could use a very slight contrast boost.

Is that halo as distinct on the original right out of the camera? What editor(s) are you using?

07-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Ken, on RAW the "halo" around antena is there and at 200% looks like tiny hairs, used cs4.

Julie Kenward
07-05-2010, 10:59 AM
Beautiful angle, Ovidiu! I think you did quite well here as we get to see some eye contact, the colors on the back, and the angle of those very fancy wings! I also would crop a bit left and top. I'm amazed that you get such a clear BG at f13.

07-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Julie, F13 and BG... as mentioned above, I mowed the lawn:D

Adrian David
07-05-2010, 12:34 PM
This bug, is a stealth bug...look at it's shape....so it is really hard to get a clear image of it...:)Beautiful colors, pose and BG!