Saturday, June 04, 2011

Grasshopper Headshot

I found this character clinging to our screen door the other day and he was nice enough to sit still while I photographed him. I didn't do a very good job of it, even this section of him isn't completely in focus. In spite of that, I think it's worth a click. Looking at the larger image, you can see his kinship with crabs and lobsters, particularly in the joints where his legs meet his body.


1 comment:

tim eisele said...

Not too shabby. You were clearly focused on it (parts of it are pretty sharp), but the microscopic depth-of-field in macro photography is giving you some problems. The focal plane was only about a millimeter or two thick.

You could improve the depth-of-field by going on aperture priority, and setting it to around f-20 or so, except then you'll run into light issues. What you have here might be as good as you can do without a flash (or other really bright light) and/or tripod.