View Full Version : hoverfly and thistle

christopher galeski
08-07-2011, 03:39 AM
the title sounds like a name for one of our english pubs,thisimage as a bit more tilt on the fly,cannon 7D,100mm macro f/2.8.IS,L,USM,TRIPOD,1/4x ext,12mm extension tube,cropped,touch of sharpening.comments good or bad.thank you.

Jason Stander
08-07-2011, 04:21 AM
Hi Christopher... for me this is a smashing image:eek3:... the detail and exposure on your hoverfly is exceptional... bg is peeeeerrrffeeeeeect!... I would have like a better dof for the thistle but hey you cant have it all unless you stack... and that hoverfly is not going to sit that long... overall splendid... inspirational!:w3 VWD!

Roman Kurywczak
08-07-2011, 10:32 AM
Hey Christopher,
I'm with Jason! This turned out outstanding! Sharp where it needs it......and while the DOF falls off.....not a issue at all. I'd visit the pub too! Very nicely done!

Carel v/d Sanden
08-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Hi Chris
This is an excellent macro.
Very nice colors and sharpness.
Fine BG.

Steve Maxson
08-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Hi Christopher. Very nice detail on your fly. I like the even light, the colors, the comp, and the background is excellent. I would wish for more DOF on the front of the thistle - but that was probably not in the cards at this magnification (please remember to include ss and f/stop in your specs :S3:). Overall, this is very well done!

Bob Miller
08-07-2011, 07:55 PM
Chris....super image! perfect as is!

christopher galeski
08-08-2011, 07:16 AM
thankyou everybody for your comments,very encouraging:S3:.Steve,sorry for missing SS,ISO,F STOP,here they are F/9,1/3s,iso400.thanks again.

John Storjohann
08-09-2011, 06:04 AM
Chris, this image is made all the more stunning for me by the fact that you shot at 1/3 sec and still don't have any movement blur....as the others have mentioned, I would have liked a little more DOF on the thistle, but with the exposure given you didn't have the wiggle room without boosting the ISO. Nicely done!

Daniel Cadieux
08-10-2011, 06:27 AM
Nice. I even like the square crop. I'm with Roman on both the image AND the pub!:bg3: