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Millie Williams's picture

Hover fly on flower

NikonD3300
Nikkor 40mm macro lens

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Millie Williams's picture

Thanks for the “ needs work “ suggestion. I thought about a tighter crop to isolate the hover fly. However, I love the flower and the fly so this is my decision. However, again, I appreciate all and any constructive criticism!!

Tom Rayner's picture

I don't really like the way the focus falls off at the top of the flower. The colours are attractive and soft but the subject just isn't interesting enough.

Millie Williams's picture

Thanks! I understand completely! I could make excuses but in the end , it was my choice. I just purchased a 40mm macro lens that morning and had no idea what to expect from the learning curve. I appreciate your comment!

Tom Rayner's picture

I suppose you could stop it down a bit, use a tripod, focus-stack, and use additional lighting. Looks like a fun lens to use, enjoy

Millie Williams's picture

I actually returned it and I am getting a 105mm macro so that will be a little harder! Lol! I thought about focus stacking. We are moving and I will finally have a proper space to experiment with light and different subjects.. Thanks again and look forward to seeing more of your work.