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Red flower, green bug

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Arms-length macro, from my garden.

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Technical: Canon SD700 IS, auto-everything. The background was a bit junky, so I cloned out a couple of annoying highlights and then blurred it some more.

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Nice contrast between the insect and the flower. Nice size little insect too.
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Thanks, Sue. :D

The bug was around 5 mm long, I think. The big lower lip on that flower measures 16 mm wide. It was the bug's bright green against the flower's red that attracted my attention -- pretty obvious, to my eyes. I wonder what it would have looked like to any of its ordinary predators? :-k

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Very nice colors in the photo Rik. Some very contrasting textures in there also. The two webs are not driving you crazy? :wink:
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beetleman wrote:The two webs are not driving you crazy? :wink
No, I'm fine with the two webs that are left. 8) There was a third one, bifurcated and flapping in the breeze, trailing off into fuzziness, that already died along with the other background crud.

You want I should kill the other webs too? It'd be no trouble...really...I'd probably enjoy it! :twisted:

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yea, kill the webs.. :lol:
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"It is done, m'lords. What say ye to this?"

(Cue the spooky music... :smt118 )

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Beautiful. Definitely makes a difference.
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Rik wrote:
I wonder what it would have looked like to any of its ordinary predators? :-k
LUNCH! :lol:

I like the second image much better too. Really nice work here Rik. :D

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salden wrote:Beautiful. Definitely makes a difference.
Taking a fresh look... I agree!

That little bit of cleanup makes a world of difference. Thanks for the nudge! :D

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PS. You might be interested in what the original full-frame pic looked like. Here it is. What with crud below, crud above, and crud to the left and right, this was actually the best angle I could get! But with a bit of cropping, cloning, and fuzzing of the background, aided by your able advice, I think it cleaned up pretty well (as posted above). Thanks again!
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Post by Danny »

Well thats nice isolating work there Rik. The web did not bother me one way or the other to be honest. Hey, its nature :D .

All the best Rik, very nice colours and details BTW.

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