A few of my favourite things..

Chillin’

caterpillar

As evening comes, it’s time to lay back after a hard day on the leaves…

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6 responses

  1. This image has a high value suggestive. The contrast between the clear and dark, between the gray background and the foreground black, a reflection that creates a dual image and the location of the insect in the upper third of the photo, you give strength to the composition.
    I mean that I believe you have an acute eye for sizing up the details simple.

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    March 19, 2009 at 1:07 am

  2. Nelson Gonzalez Leal, thank you for such a thoughtful and considered comment, it was very kind.

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    March 19, 2009 at 7:49 am

  3. This is Amazing, I love it!!! Would you mind sharing how you captured this shot?

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    March 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm

  4. Thanks Amber, I had a lot of fun with this model (read that as I now have way too many photos of caterpillars!).

    I had the camera on the automatic program, but the technical details are; shutter 1/125, aperture f/5, focal length 170mm, ISO 800.

    Now to be honest, that doesn’t mean much to me because I am still very much experimenting with my new camera. So for my description in un-photographer speak: I used a tripod, a zoom lens with three extension tubes, and no flash. The caterpillar was on my granite bench, which with the tiny depth of field the extension tubes give, means that it blurred nicely to a smooth off white.

    There was strong natural light from the windows behind the subject, and when I could keep the children from getting between the window and my subject, and the caterpillar from crawling out of focus, it all worked nicely!

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    March 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm

  5. Thanks for sharing that with me. 🙂 It worked perfect, it’s a favorite of mine for sure. I will have to try something similar sometime.

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    March 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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