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    Adult Cranefly

    This guy was upside down when I took the photo. Comments welcomed.


    Adult Cranefly

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Karm,

    Unusual composition but works well.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Thanks Stagecoach.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Being brutally honest, it doesn't work for me.

    Shooting with such a wide aperture means the sharpest focus is on a small area of the wood. Which leaves both edges and most of the cranefly looking soft.

    I would try cropping closer.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Hi Geoff. I was shooting in very low light. For some reason I forgot about the camera's EV adjustment. The shot was at an angle -- I straightened the image out. The Cranefly was underneath the wood. I agree that the Cranefly could be sharper.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    I like the picture.
    Question to anybody, why is this picture sharp on 2 different levels?

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Hi Splashy. The Cranefly's right wing and the right side wood are both reasonably sharp. I assume this is so because of the shot's angle. I shot the pic while standing to the left of the Cranefly.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    And I assume that piece of wood varies in thickness which is giving a mixture between sharp and soft focus areas; which is particularly noticeable with the shallow focus created by that aperture setting.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Geoff, yes to everything you state.

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    Re: Adult Cranefly

    Thanks for the answers.

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