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Dinner Time

Dinner Time
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Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S2
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-06 8:52
Viewed: 3167
Points: 7
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Blue Statice serving up dinner for, my guess is a "Digger Bee" Anthophoridae.

It was quite difficult obtaining a suitable focus for a closeup on this small an area. Anyone have any techniques they use for a camera similar to the Nikon Coolpix S2? I used fill flash and macro setting.
I cropped the dark area to the left of the flower.

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To glazzaro: Dinner Time WorkshopDave 2 11-06 19:49
To marhowie: S2Dave 1 11-06 19:15
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Its a good shot, but some detail is lost because it is a bit dark. This is easily remedied by decreaing shadows. Did a workshop and described what I did. Nice shot though.


Nice shot Dave. I need to know your F stop & shutter-speed to better evaluate your shot. You enter it when you upload..The single biggest issue in macro is obtaining adequate DOF. You need plenty of light and/or a tripod to steady your camera. If your camera has a manual mode use F/8 in (aperture priority) always for macro. Just a couple of things that might help. I'm not familiar with the S2 so perhaps you could contact a member that uses one? Greg did a great workshop here.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-12 3:49]

Hi David.
Very nice macro, good colors and details.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-21 10:22]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thank you Dave.
-20C this morning here. Brrr!

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