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In The Sun's Face

In The Sun's Face
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 7:17
Viewed: 2170
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Diptera: Bombyliidae

Yet another species of Bombyllidae. This one with a pointed abdomen. Most I notice are much more blunt at their apex.

DOF a little shallow ... at f/11 and shutter speed of 1/1250, I must have been shooting on shutter priority in hopes to stop wing beat (if air borne). Would have been better to have his legs and flower in good focus!

A little dark, but hope you enjoy.

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To tuslaw: Bee Fly Critiquedevildoc 2 10-07 02:22
To tuslaw: Bee Fly Critiquedevildoc 1 10-06 21:36
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-06 18:41]
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Hello Mike,
I love what detail you managed to capture, unfortunately it seems to be only the top half of the Bee Fly and his wings. I believe a different angle where you could have captured the face would be much more pleasing to the eye.
You already stated that the DOF is shallow and having the legs and flower in focus would definitely be a big plus.
I really like the exposure, there are no hot spots whatsoever, and even the tiny hairs on it's body are illuminated perfectly. The clean blurred BG is very attractive with the green and brown splotched coloring.
Mike, I continue seeing improvement in your photos, so I believe you really want an honest critique and not just a lot of fluff.

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