Nature Study Group #2: Alexander Rasputnis
Title: Lunch Time
Goal: Make a real shot on real free animal, according to PSA rules.
Source: Rain forest in Costa Rica
Technique: Nikon D80 Lens 55-200mm Quantaray Macro
Study Group Comments and Scores (N, T, P, E, Total)
Posted by rickc on Mar 22nd, 2013You’ve made a solid capture with a good nature story in the feeding activity. The uncommon pose of having the subject hanging downward adds to the interest value of the image. The exposure is on the mark and both primary focus and depth of field look to be good. The only flaw I see is that the subject is looking out of the image. If it were looking to the left or even down the image would be slightly stronger. This is an excellent wildlife capture. For competition, change the title from the cute “Lunch Time” to identify the subject and what it is doing (e.g., Howler Monkey Foraging)
N3 T3 P3 - 9
Posted by belindak on Mar 27th, 2013Very impressive image! Congrats on your Stars, and I am glad to know someone else uses Picasa :)
Posted by belindak on May 1st, 2013Alexander, thanks for your comments on my Mantis :) Back-and-forth communication among study group members is key to learning, and I hope more members join in. My kit lens is limiting, but it is fun to see what I can get. Lately, I'm using a close-up filter which is fun, but also difficult hand-held because of motion. Again, thanks for your observations (we are neighbors-- very familiar with DE and Silver Spring -- lived 25+ years in DC).
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My name is Alex Rasputnis. I am from Russia. Now I live in Wilmington, Delaware.
I have been a member of PSA since 2010 and have received one Star in the Nature Division and two Stars in PID.