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This is a crop from a larger photo, focusing on the oddly positioned wasp, which seems to be climbing onto the branch.

Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2012 - 7:27 PM
Focal Length:55
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:On
White Balance:Probably Auto
Title:This wasp's a climber!
Username:alistairfarrugia alistairfarrugia
Uploaded:11 Sep 2012 - 11:34 PM
Tags:Wasp, Wildlife / nature
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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

For me, it needs to be very much closer, but you say it is already a crop. However, you are at 55mm and could have zoomed in a lot - providing you could then get a shake free image at the longer focal length.

Paul

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:42 AM

I too have to express surprise at the focal length used. Naturally in order to get the necessary shutter speed to deal with the 250mm FL you would have needed to raise your ISO considerably.

Given your title I have uploaded a mod in an attempt to make the twig look more like a ladder, concentrating more on the wasp with a portrait style format rather than landscape.

Frank

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for your critique, I appreciate it. The problem at the time of taking was that, in fact, I had my kit lens on, not the 55-250 as I wrote down in the description (will correct it now). My bad there, at first I thought otherwise when I uploaded picture, but I probably was still on the 18-55 as I was taking landscapes a minute before that.

In fact, in the original picture the wasp is barely visible...thank god for the 18MP sensor that I saved something from it. I do agree a portrait layout would show the "ladder" better - good modification, thanks. How can I upload the original, unedited JPEG (yep, was still using JPG then not RAW, still very new to photography) as "version 2" so others can mod it?

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:18 AM

Ok just noticed I need to be e2 to upload a new version... not for now. Money's tight hehe

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 11:24 AM


Quote: Thanks for your critique, I appreciate it. The problem at the time of taking was that, in fact, I had my kit lens on, not the 55-250 as I wrote down in the description......

If you look at your picture in Windows explorer, right click on it then explore the dialogue box. That gives you your EXIF. It will show you yoru camera make, lens used, focal length used as well as aperture, shutter speed and ISO rating.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 12 Sep 2012 - 11:25 AM

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alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 1:56 PM

Thanks Frank, was aware of the EXIF giving that data but read the information myself and when I saw 55mm focal length used I thought I had used the 55-250 rather than the 18-55 (both have 55 that is). This JPEG didn't have EXIF as it was edited and the EXIF was lost. Is there a way to retain the EXIF after post-processing?

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Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 4:09 PM


Quote: Thanks Frank, was aware of the EXIF giving that data but read the information myself and when I saw 55mm focal length used I thought I had used the 55-250 rather than the 18-55 (both have 55 that is). This JPEG didn't have EXIF as it was edited and the EXIF was lost. Is there a way to retain the EXIF after post-processing?

I don't really know, mine always survives after processing with PSE9

Frank

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 6:47 PM

I don't process using Photoshop though, sometimes I use an old version of Paint Shop Pro or else the RAW editor from Canon. Regardless, I can find the EXIF from the original pictures anytime anyway! I confirmed that I was on my 18-55mm - I was not in a position to zoom in further and would definitely not go closer given my phobia of wasps. Please note, that tree was infested with wasps on that day!

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