View Full Version : Dragonfly and Bees

08-17-2008, 10:48 PM
Hi I am a newbie just starting out in photography. I find it has become addicting!! Here are some recent pics I took and would like some feedback!




08-17-2008, 11:05 PM
Feedback per req:

1. Nicely focused and well exposed (albeit slightly over-bright toward the rear of the dragon fly, but that's easily corrected in post). Fully understanding that this sort of photography is 'take what you can get'; that is you can't pose a dragon-fly, consider your backgrounds. You've done a good job of using selective focus to isolate the subject, but the stems image right are still somewhat distracting. As well, the "pose" isn't ideal; more of a 3/4 profile, focusing on the insects head would be my suggestion. Macro work follows neither the rule of thirds, nor guidlines about 'cutting' parts.

2. Much better background in this one. I think this would work even better as a tight crop of just the bee and the bloom that he's "working" on.

Overall, very nicely done, welcome to the forum. Hoping to see more from you.