Wasp (Two Photographs)

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I don’t think anyone would intentionally publish a photograph that they did not like without extensive explanation. However, if we see something unique and manage to capture it, any faults may be downplayed. In my own photography and on this blog I have posted some “not quite right photos” to make a point. These two photographs were edited identically. The first is the final product; the second did not work out as planned – I was trying for a full on face of the wasp. Together they show the kind of planning that goes into photos like this. First, I ask myself what am I photographing and how do I think it will look best? Second, are my settings in place to get the best exposure and focus? Third, am I best placed to get the shot I want? It does not always work and I do not always get a chance for a test shot. But as I break down how I go about taking photographs, I am finding it useful to consider the steps I go through and create a mental checklist.


12 responses

  1. You continue to post wonderful nature photos – these cause me to pause and have a good look


    August 25, 2016 at 4:45 am

  2. The second one is not bad at all. 🙂


    August 25, 2016 at 9:13 am

  3. Lovely!


    August 25, 2016 at 11:08 am

  4. Oh my goodness, such detail. They have an otherworldly, almost alien intelligence look about them.


    August 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    • Thanks. I take these for the detail. Of things people would not otherwise see, and yes there something sci- fi about it.

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      August 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  5. I love the clarity of the face – what is it about seeing the eyes and capturing the soul?


    August 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    • I always try to get the eyes right, I find any animals where you can’t see the yes or the eyes lack light look odd and awkward. Eyes are a great focus its engaging.

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      August 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

  6. Yeah !!😆

    Liked by 1 person

    August 26, 2016 at 7:04 am

  7. Two outstanding portraits. They always seem to have a look of undistractable concentration. And the alien element–it’s no wonder that so many sci-fi graphic artists (and the folks who pictured the supposed Roswell, NM aliens put waspish eyes on them!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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