I was walking on a mountain the French Alps with all my marco photo heavy equipment when I saw that Grasshopper on a branch. I cut the branch with my hands and the insect did not move. I took the opportunity to bring it just in front of my camera which was equipped with a macro ring flash attached to my Nikkor 55 mm macro lens. The background is the forest. Unfortunately (it is my opinion), even in using a small aperture of f32, the background was not completely dark, as I generally favour very underexposed background when I make such pitures. It was in the middle of a birght sunny day. But I would be interested to know if people think that the background is distracting and should have been completely dark, or if the picture as it is gives an acceptable composition which does not have just the insect on its branch.
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Francois, Overall a good shot. I think that F/32 was not neccessary for this shot to acheive good DOF in the hopper. Your focus is soft here..did you use tripod?? Remote shuttering would've helped also for this type of close-up macro shot. I would concentrate on the subject first..worry about the BG later! TFS
As Howard say , you don't need F32 for this one.
If you use F32 and use a flash at 1/60 sec it will be a "flash image" instead of a fill-in flash. If you want a darker BG it's better to change the angle and position.
And the focus is soft.
Excelent capture and details. The antanae is cutoff and the focus is soft, there's dirt on the top right corner. Well done on the effort. To give you one point for mistakes is nit picking. If the image is viewable and looks good, why one point?