from loiswakeman/Lois (16,969)
on October 25, 2010 5:26:05 AM CDT
Tyler - a pretty insect but not shown to its best here. Looking at both shots you have submitted, they seem soft, so I think perhaps you need to find out how to sharpen carefully after resizing: macros like this are traditionally presented so they look crisp rather than soft.
I find the background rather overwhelming, especially the big OOF blade in the front, and those strong ringlike shapes - is this natural bokeh, or did you do some post-processing to blur it?
A nice background is an important part of a macro image, but it should not distract the viewer from the main subject. Borderline 2TD for me.