Every month on our¯¿½ photography forum members nominate images that they like. Then at the end of the month I choose an excellent image and talk about why it rocks. The photo I choose is not necessarily the best one of the month. I¯¿½ve come to realize it¯¿½s not really logical to pit images from totally different genres against each other. That¯¿½s why there are categories in photo contests. I just choose a photo that has extremely strong elements that we can learn from.
I chose this image for several reasons:
The eye is tack tack sharp and that’s hard to do on a subject this small, because focusing (and dof) is a challenging task at this size and distance to subject. Sharpness is lovely in many places; leg hairs, thorax, abdomen. Blurred background shows no distractions.
The subject has a definite impact on the viewer. It’s likely very creepy for many viewers, probably because of sharpness. My eye is focused on one thing, that fly.
Good composition all around which can be challenging at this size as well.
Nice highlight control on whatever the fly is resting on and the overall exposure is well handled with supplementary lighting.
For all these reasons, this is my choice for image of the month. Since we all have opinions, some members may disagree with my choice. That’s cool but THIS thread is not the place for debate over my pick, NOR is it the place to further critique the image. The purpose here is to suggest strong elements in the photo that we may learn from.
Congrats again OWLP for creating this striking image!
I¯¿½d also like to include these 2 images as honourable mentions as they also came so so close to being picked.
Colorless Beauty by Kat
Dinner time by Richard
Power At Sunrise by Mad Aussie