View Full Version : soldier Beetle climbing to dizzy heights

christopher galeski
08-02-2011, 07:27 AM
took this image yesterday,I think it needs a bit more canvas at the bottom,when I learn how to do this in photoshop,I may alter image,comments good or bad wellcome.cannon 7D,100mm macro f/2.8,L,is,usm.tripod,f/14,1/3s,iso640.

Roman Kurywczak
08-02-2011, 09:51 AM
Hey Christopher,
I don't think it needs room on the bottom! Hair on the top maybe, but remember.....I like tight comps! Fantstic light, great BG, and excellent sharpness make this a winner in my book but the added drops put this over the top! Excellent job all around!:cheers:

David Stephens
08-02-2011, 11:39 AM
I also like the tight crop. The compostion, colors, details and bokeh seem close to perfect to me.

Jason Stander
08-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Great shot Christopher... ditto Roman... exp, comp and detail is superb... VWD!:w3

Nancy Bell
08-02-2011, 05:04 PM
The vertical bright red-orange beetle is cool. But the details of the water drops and fine hairs on the plant make this super.

christopher galeski
08-03-2011, 03:32 AM
thankyou all, for your nice comments.:S3:

Carel v/d Sanden
08-03-2011, 11:50 AM
Yes, its a beautiful shot.

Steve Maxson
08-03-2011, 12:33 PM
Hi Christopher. This is one of your best yet! I would agree with Roman that it doesn't need more room at the bottom - maybe just a bit at the top, but that's a very minor point. The colors, fine detail on the beetle, the water drops, the diagonal of the perch, and the nice background all combine to make this an outstanding image! :cheers:

John Storjohann
08-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Hi Christopher...it's just about all been said..it's a superb image, with great color, wonderful detail, clean lines that draw your eye through the image...great job! :c3:

Jonathan Ashton
08-04-2011, 03:47 AM
It's a peach of a shot great focus and exposure - super detail. I would add a little canvas top and bottom - not much.

christopher galeski
08-04-2011, 05:11 AM
thankyou Carel,Steve,and Jonathan,for your comments.