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This wasp's a climber!

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

Tags: Wasp Wildlife and nature

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paulbroad 9 114 1045 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:00AM
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 6 481 631 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:42AM
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
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
12 Sep 2012 10:17AM
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?
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
12 Sep 2012 10:18AM
Ok just noticed I need to be e2 to upload a new version... not for now. Money's tight hehe
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 11:24AM

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
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
12 Sep 2012 1:56PM
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?
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 4:09PM

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
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
12 Sep 2012 6:47PM
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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