The fennel cat
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2004-07-31 1:33]
Hi Kimberly, thank you for sharing this intresting image, I love the framing of the head in the "Y" of the stalks, DOF is a little shallow for my taste, it goes a little too fuzzy too quickly, I would also try cropping the left side just before the start of the flower buds to focus all our attenion on the face.
- carper (8439)
- [2004-07-31 3:56]
Very good first photo you send us, It´s a very good composition, with a great dof, full of the good colours too, I like this one. Very good job you did
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-07-31 4:45]
The effect of the fennel branches and the cat "hiding" "peeking" out behind, makes this special. Nice composition. The colours are striking. Your DOF is not as sharp as I would have wante it. But still an very nice photo. Thanx for sharing.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-07-31 12:27]
Great shot, I love the composition colours are good and effective use of the DoF.
Well done, excellent first post.
- Luko (134)
- [2004-07-31 13:17]
yep, Kimberley, there's something purely photographical into that shot.. I mean something else than a straightforward entomological shot of the caterpillar, perhaps the interaction with the plant and the interesting compo with the Y branch at the foreground, also the general matching tones. That was for the best in your effort .
However, there are also flaws that bother me : you've wanted to give a certain twist to your image compo, which is great but you've not totally reached the goal, I find it finally too cluttered and hence had difficulties to understand the image at first sight.
The other problem comes from the very shallow DoF you chose, that kind of DoF can be very interesting when there's a strong focus point (ie. eyes, distinctive pattern, etc.), I'm afraid you've been missing your focus point or it isn't strong enough. A more important DoF should have helped.
The positive side of your shot is that it's standing out of the rest because you've tried something different and walked out of the paved paths, which is great but diificult spacially for macro. Pls continue that way.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-07-31 15:41]
I also like the way the caterpillar is peeking through the "branches", but also have to agree that the DOF is shallow (say me behind my desk)
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-07-31 16:12]
Welcome on TN Kimberly. Very interesting and funny first post - looks like he is scared to death hiding behind the branches. The limited dof is spot on and the well blurred background really sets him off. Great composition too.
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-08-09 10:18]
I like the peek-a boo oggling thru the frame. Gives it a sort of scaly look, which all these guys are anyway.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2004-08-28 14:28]
I love the originality of your shot, not only a macro, but, on a second level, a possible story on a different subject. It's a difficult exercise, but, nature offers sometimes situations where you can kill two birds with one stone. You did it very well, even if I regret your focus point is a bit too close.
- livios (16942)
- [2004-12-01 21:35]
Kimberley, another scaring picture here on TN - which is great. Original shot.
- angybone (7684)
- [2005-08-20 10:57]
Wonderful color! And such an interesting composition - what a cute little booger you photographed there! :)