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This cropping thing is fun!! (does it still count if I just cropped it square?)

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105 AFS VR Micro
f/4 at 1/45 sec (handheld)
ISO 250

Coorg, India


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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Dude… get my obsession with cropping now lol :D What a gorgeous shot Vikram! The insect stands out so nicely agains the green and the clarity is amazing!

  • Thanks Shelly!! I only cropped off the right side of the frame to make this square (nothing from the top and bottom). But I am seeing how cropping can help composition. Will take some time to get me off the old-school habit of getting it framed in the viewfinder itself :-)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent macro capture!!

  • Thank you so much Ken!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot my friend! instant fave, even if it’s a bug!

  • LOL!! The one I’m working on now will REALLY creep you out!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    square, round, oval, rectangle.. all beautiful here, Vikram! Gorgeous work

  • Thank you so much my friend! Plan to look through old files and see which can be rescued through a crop.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Don’t get me wrong…..I do try to fram in the view finder initially….but sometimes a crop can really give an image that little extra boost :)

  • I know … I’ve just been really slow to adopt this. In film days … unless you did your own printing, you couldn’t crop … so I just don’t think of it as an option (which is a shortcoming) as 10MP will still give me a large enough file to print decently.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    If it doesnt work as it was originally shot, for me at least, I toy with it.. but cropping cant fix it all as you know! But making something square or longer than wide can really make a Huge difference. And it’s fun ;-) But Im telling you what you already know.. which means Im babbling.. so off I go lol

  • Nope …. I didn’t think pano!
    I know one can crop … I just so forget that in processing …. I’m going through older shots and finding pics that I can crop and use.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ritva Ikonen
    Ritva Ikonenover 4 years ago

    Great shot, lovely DOF and greens.

  • Thank you so much Ritva!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...over 4 years ago

    a fantastic capture my friend

  • Thank you so much Anthony!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 4 years ago

    Don’t forget to add it to the January Avatar Challenge!

    Only one work can be entered for each challenge.

  • Thank you so much for the Feature! I’m so pleased!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 4 years ago

    LOVE the colors!

  • Thanks Monika! Green with water is always so ‘fresh’ don’t you think?

    – Vikram Franklin

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