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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Mon 06-May-13 03:13 AM
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"Unknown Flower/Unknown Wasp"


Lexington, US
          

I came across a good deal on a pristine 60 AF-D Micro on ebay a few weeks ago. I've been enjoying playing around with it. I took this shot yesterday in my yard. While I was shooting these flowers this wasp showed up for a snack. C&C welcome and appreciated.

D7000, af-d 60mm micro, f/8, 1/800s, ISO 200


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kodiak photo Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2013Mon 06-May-13 03:29 AM
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I like the perspective, the proximity… cool!

But if I look at it a second time, I realize that the subject occupies roughly 1/3 of the whole
frame! There is a big chunk of white flower material that is pulling the eye away from the
main subject…

Would you consider cropping the left and the lower part of the frame? Your picture seems to
be sharp enough, and we would then appreciate the insect from quite closer…

Have a good time!

Kodiak
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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Tue 07-May-13 05:36 PM
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Lexington, US
          

Thank you, Daniel. My father always told me to follow my "first mind"-meaning my intuition. And my intuition told me that the out of focus flowers in the foreground needed to go. So yes, I will crop the offending blur out. I agree that the shot is sharp enough to handle it. I will post the "after" when I get a chance to do it. Thanks again.

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philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007Mon 06-May-13 11:15 AM
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Oxford, US
          

I am fairly sure it is a sweat bee (halictus sp.)

Philip

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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Tue 07-May-13 05:44 PM
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Lexington, US
          

Philip, I googled sweat bee and found this fellow among the pictures provided. I wasn't aware that there was such a variety. The insects I remember being refered to as sweat bees where I grew up (Columbus, Mississippi) were much smaller. Thanks for the ID. By the way, I see that you're location is Oxford. I attended Ole Miss '90-'94. It's good to see a Mississippi Nikonian on the forums.

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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Wed 08-May-13 07:39 PM
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Hectorspruit, ZA
          

Hi Scottie, I agree with the too much white. However, do not crop too tight, I like the white leading towards the bee (or what ever you want to call it). In my opinion, in most cases, f11 is the absolute minimum, prefer f16. If you are fairly steady, take a deep breath exhale slowly and squeeze the trigger gently you can get a way with a lot,1/125 is often fine. Doing most of my work in the bush, a tripod is very often out of the question.

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