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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Red flower, green bug Reply with quote



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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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice contrast between the insect and the flower. Nice size little insect too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Sue. Very Happy

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? Think

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetleman wrote:
The two webs are not driving you crazy? :wink

No, I'm fine with the two webs that are left. Cool 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 Evil

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, kill the webs.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It is done, m'lords. What say ye to this?"

(Cue the spooky music... )

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful. Definitely makes a difference.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik wrote:
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I wonder what it would have looked like to any of its ordinary predators? Think


LUNCH! Laughing

I like the second image much better too. Really nice work here Rik. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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! Very Happy

--Rik

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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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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

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