So much to do..
- bfly (1546)
- [2004-05-24 10:11]
hi Johanna..I think composition, color and light are really great but the insect is not very sharp (at least in my office screen..I will check at home again )..
are you measuring the distance at least approximately ? it writes as 16 cm macro option for Dimage S414..maybe you were closer than this ? (because the leaf looks sharper...)
also I don't know if you used a tripod or something to lean the camera on at least..that I guess is very important in macros too..
I am not the best is macros here :) I am sure you will get much better comments..
Macros are not easy, due to the large amount of DOF you need and the unsteady support of the subject and the camera (if not secured). In your photo, the focus is on the right side of the leaf. Your f/3.6 doesn't give you much depth of field, so the bug in front is out of focus. Ideal would have been to spot measure on the bug. It would also have given you a better light measure. There are many tricks to use in macro shots. You can have a look in the technical tips (TL and TE), or contact me if you have questions. There are also great macro freaks on this site who might be able to share their experience with you. Nevertheless, a very promising trial for your future macros. I like how there is also a story to tell about that busy bug.
Overall a good photo. Nice composition and colors, a pity is the slightly blurred bug.
I have added a workshop with an improvement (I think ;) )