39. Beetle Silhouette

39. Beetle Silhouette


Here's another shot from yesterday. While trying to photograph another beetle near the ground I looked up and saw this one crawling on the top of a leaf above me. The sun from above casts a beautiful shadow of the creature as well as the veins in the leaf. I'm quite pleased with this one - although it's kind of a lucky shot.

Cropped it from the original adjusted levels quite a bit to get the veins to stand out more. Also decreased the exposure some. Shot with the 17-85mm lens.

May 23, 2007, 3:41 pm

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1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
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  • Frank: Beautiful shadow. Very nice image.
    May 23, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • elle: love it! a nice twist from the regular bug on a leaf.
    May 24, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • Thomas Solberg / Project neXus: Very well executed! :-)
    May 31, 2007, 11:30 am

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