Critique the Community

Macro Photography

Submit your best macro photo for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial
  • Submission Deadline: Thu, 12 Jul 18 03:45:00 +0000

    This contest has ended.

  • Voting is closed.

  • Congratulations to the winners!

    View Results

43
Votes
Community Avg
1.53 - "Needs Work" 
Log in or register to post comments

4 Comments

Tobias Käter's picture

This beetle is stunning bur unfortunately your background is very messy and chaotic

I could have gone for the usual cliché of the blurred background, but the challenge here was to balance light (the creature is backlit and I am laying on the ground) focusing on the beetle (Lucanus Cervus) whilst keeping the rest of the scene perceptible to be informative, to give a hint of the environment and to photograph the beetle in its toing and froing rather than going for the usual set-up shot. Obviously, a lot could be better and for that people usually use faked scenarios and staged photos, but that was not my option...
Thanks for your feedback!

Jordan McChesney's picture

I think you could keep the same DOF you have and crop it to the left. The right side is a little distracting.
I agree that using real scenarios over fake or photoshoped photos, though!

I see what you mean, Jordan, particularly the right bottom corner is too close and too blurry. I guess that the challenge that this shot was might cloud my judgement of it :-)
Thanks for your comment.