Nikon D800, 200mm f/4 micro, ISO-200, 1/4s, f/18, no flash
1. In what area is critique to be sought?
I've been practicing shooting macro and have come to a point of little noticeable improvement. I am seeking critique especially on composition, but welcome feedback on how to improve macro shots.
2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope to be able to showcase the beauty of nature and encourage others to discover it for themselves right in their own backyards.
3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Taken late afternoon just off a park connector.
4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture.
In trying to get sufficient depth of field for the wings, I went to f/18, which is beyond optimal for this lens. There was a slight softness starting to show. Wider aperture may make the background bokeh a little smoother. The subject could have been better lit (e.g. fill flash) to draw more attention to itself.
Thanks in advance for feedback!