An unexpected bonus!


jvs

Link Posted 28/06/2020 - 17:23
Garden photo time again, with an attempt to capture Jacob's Ladder into the light - and a visitor appeared! Don't usually go for insects, but this obliging fellow forced my hand! Hoverfly, I think. K-1 + Sigma 70mm.
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John

pschlute

Link Posted 29/06/2020 - 05:22
Lovely light on the last one.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/06/2020 - 08:56
Nice little set - but that last one has the lighting spot on
LennyBloke

Lubbyman

Link Posted 29/06/2020 - 11:33
Yes, the last one for the light. And No. 4 for the position and pose of the hoverfly. To my eyes, the point of attention in No. 4 is the gap between the hoverfly's front legs and the anther - perhaps crop a little off the top of the picture to make it more central?

Steve

jvs

Link Posted 29/06/2020 - 17:57
Thanks, all, 3 to 5 obviously opportunist shots which came out reasonably well given the constant movement of the subject.

Steve, I tend to agree with your cropping suggestion - the top third of the image doesn't really contribute a great deal as no5 probably illustrates.

Cheers!
John

Lubbyman

Link Posted 29/06/2020 - 20:33
jvs wrote:
3 to 5 obviously opportunist shots

They're often the best when wildlife is involved... hang around and grab whatever turns up.

Steve
Last Edited by Lubbyman on 29/06/2020 - 20:33

prsjnb

Link Posted 30/06/2020 - 20:03
Of the set, number 3 would be my go to shot - it just has that that little extra detail and crispness, to my eye, in the sepals, petals, stamens and anthers of the flower that the hoverfly is feeding from

By contrast, I find the muted colours and soft focus of the other,with the possible exception of the first, a little underwhelming.
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