Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
I changed from a new 105 macro lens to this 70-300 zoom for a longer working distance and wider focal range for the insects and the flower. The Ringlet butterfly was cautious but after 5 -10 minutes came in to feed on the closer Goldenrod blooms. A few quick adjustments to my position and I got in the faux backlight from the hillside. I was able to make quite a few “keeper” images . In this one, I very much like the legs softly straddling the florets. Getting the bee in focus was not a priority and during the after shot review I thought it was serendipitous cool that the backside just happened to fit in the munched out area of the leaf.
I am not so sure about the vertical comp and the Lower Right Corner slightly out of focus leaf blade in this image. But I do like the including much of the the Goldenrod flower and the features help provide a size perspective for this little butterfly.
Nikon Z 5 with VR 70-300 Nikor lens @ 280mm, 1/500s @ f8 ISO 400, handheld.