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June Bug

By Sararose
I might have over-edited it a bit too much and I'm not sure if the vignette was a good addition or not.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Junebug

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jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 11:07PM
WOW what a photo good work

james Smile

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EddieAC 13 2.0k 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 12:32AM
You have done well to capture him and keep it sharp with a nice depth of field and I like the detail in his hairs.

The vignette works well and may work slightly better with a more square crop on the photo but this along with the out of focus foreground help direct the viewer into the frame.

One more point to mention is a bit of debris on the ground just in front of the bug which can be slightly distracting but this could either have been removed from the scene just prior to the photo being taken or easily cloned out in photoshop/elements or other software.

Like this one on the whole.

Well Done!!!
Sararose 7 17 United States
25 Jul 2011 2:54AM
Thank you, James and Eddie! Grin
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Jul 2011 7:26AM
Such a shame it's dead, but it does give a brilliant model for photographing! I suspect when alive it would be hard to get this close. I think your post processing has helped to make it a brilliant image, the colours are good and the vignetting (as Eddie has pointed out) focuses the eye on the bug! Smile
Sararose 7 17 United States
25 Jul 2011 7:47AM
It's not dead, my mom saved it! Smile It was on its back because its wing was broken and it ran into the wall of the brick several times and fell onto its back. Thanks for the feedback!
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Jul 2011 9:41AM
Oh! Poor thing - it sounds a very clumsy bug!
Nice shot -- the vignette adds a touch of sadness, even.

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