A Comment on Depth of Field in Close-up Photography (Two Photographs)
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I was interested in how this wasp seemed to delicately walk along the flower but was disappointed in the background, so I took the decision to dial back my aperture to F10. At that aperture I had a brighter photograph and less detail in the background. The best photograph was going to be where the wasp turned towards the camera. I hoped that would keep the focus. Guessing how the wasp would move, as you can see in the second photograph taken seconds later did not work out so well. It is a lesson on how narrow the depth of field at F10 can be. You only get one chance and I should have chosen more depth of field at the expense of light and background to get the shot I wanted.