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Ken Childs
07-08-2010, 07:30 AM
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Av mode
Pop-up flash on
LR & CS3

The Black Swallowtail caterpillars finally showed up.

Roman Kurywczak
07-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Hey Ken,
I'm doing a too much debate with myself right now. Exposure, light look pretty good.....maybe a touc bright w/flash for some....but I am OK with it......my debate is this: is it just too much room for a portrait? Sharpness on head/face/legs is outstanding with great munching action......not too fond of the right 1/3......although not sure I want to see the whole body either. I'm thinking tube.....and concentrate on top 1/3 munching....tighter portrait. Make sense?

Ken Childs
07-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Roman, just before I posted this I had the same debate with myself but I went ahead and posted it anyway so I could see what others said.

How's this look? I forgot to mention in the OP that I cloned out a few flash highlights.

Roman Kurywczak
07-08-2010, 12:15 PM
Now that's what I'm talking about!!!

Kaushik Balakumar
07-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Beautiful details and sharpness. I liked both the compositions.
But where am unsure is if the blue BG (probably sky?) goes well with the colours of this caterpillar...

Bob Miller
07-09-2010, 09:36 AM
Hey Ken....Like the 2nd post better! Great shot!

Julie Kenward
07-10-2010, 08:47 AM
Ken, I also like both posts but agree with Kaushik that the depth of the sky almost overwhelms the caterpillar. I lightened it up a bit with a push on the mid and upper tones in levels just to see what it would look like, This is what I came up with.

Anita Bower
07-13-2010, 10:48 AM
I like both portraits,. In the cropped version I notice the little details around the head more, which is nice. I think I prefer the lighter sky, but the original did not bother me. Great detail!