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The challenge of trying to get a close-up shot of an insect in the grass is that the slightest movement by the subject or the camera, causes the focus to go wrong. Then I decided to narrow the appreture down, but that resulted in a lot of grass to be in the focus too. While I balanced out the aperture and tried moving the focus ring minutely with every movement from the subject, my arms started aching - and thats when I decided to settle for the next shot, however it turned out. The above being the result.

 

By the way, a Happy Easter to everyone. Enjoy your holidays!

UFO

The challenge of trying to get a close-up shot of an insect in the grass is that the slightest movement by the subject or the camera, causes the focus to go wrong. Then I decided to narrow the appreture down, but that resulted in a lot of grass to be in the focus too. While I balanced out the aperture and tried moving the focus ring minutely with every movement from the subject, my arms started aching - and thats when I decided to settle for the next shot, however it turned out. The above being the result.

 

By the way, a Happy Easter to everyone. Enjoy your holidays!

comments (3)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2011, 07:21
This is a very clever photograph Thomas: keep up the good work!
Thomas Mathew: Thanks Chris - glad you liked it!
It is wonderful. I think exactly the right spot is in focus. You captured the iridescent colours perfectly.
Thomas Mathew: Thank you Mary
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2011, 05:00
Its a fine shot, Thomas.

The green, hairy body is as much a feature of the fly as its eyes...here you got the body, but some other time you will get the eyes.

All good!
Thomas Mathew: Thank you Ray, I hope to get the eyes soon before winter sets in and flies and insects become a rare sight.

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