I’m pleased to inaugurate the “Critique” section with two macro shots I recently took. I love to do macro photography, and I would love even more to improve my composition skill to make better images!
The first shot is a straight-out-of-camera picture of a dragonfly. That’s a quite conventional composition, however I opted for a back-lit point of view to try getting more “volume” and tonal variations in the dragonfly’s body:
The second shot is a less conventional picture of a spider. In the post-processing I have selectively made the background more dark/blue and the spider a bit lighter, and then boosted a bit the color saturation:
My gear: Nikon D300 + the good old Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8
Both shots have been taken handheld and with no flash. Released under CC-BY-SA.
I’m impatient to get your feedback! Thanks for looking.