A little hover with friends...

Earlier images, not yet re-categorized. All subject types. Not for new images.

Moderators: rjlittlefield, ChrisR, Chris S., Pau

salden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

A little hover with friends...

Post by salden »

...or not, but they seem to be sharing the same dinner plate

Image
Sue Alden

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 22450
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Post by rjlittlefield »

This is lovely! :D

Great composition, the focus is perfectly placed to show off the hoverfly and pollen, and there's just the right DOF to simultaneously say "this scene is small" and also keep all the ants comfortably recognizable. The lack of noise brings out the smooth shiny texture of the hoverfly's abdomen. And finally, that bluish tint in the background provides just enough complement to bring out the cream and yellow of the flower.

Very, very nice -- thanks! :D

--Rik

beetleman
Posts: 3578
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:19 am
Location: Southern New Hampshire USA

Post by beetleman »

It does have a lot of interesting elements in one photo. It keeps you looking around for quite a while. A wonderful "full of life" photo Sue :smt023
Take Nothing but Pictures--Leave Nothing but Footprints.
Doug Breda

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Post by Ken Ramos »

Yeah, I...uh, oh...uh...em, I agree with Rik on this one. :smt017 I think Rik put everything in context there as to what I wanted to say too. :-k Sure is a sharp hover fly Sue, really nice. :D

mowse
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:11 pm
Location: Redmond, WA
Contact:

Post by mowse »

Yes, there's a lot to like about this shot. You really did nail the composition. I've looked at this photo several times now, and keep coming back. :D

Sven Bernert
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:29 am
Location: Switzerland
Contact:

Post by Sven Bernert »

rjlittlefield wrote:This is lovely! :D
Yups! And I do love the way you composed this image, well done!

Best,
Sven
If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it. - Jay Maisel

MacroLuv
Posts: 1964
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:36 pm
Location: Croatia

Post by MacroLuv »

Great shot, Sue! :smt023
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

salden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Post by salden »

Thanks for the comments. This is actually a consolation image. When I first went out, I seen four hovers on a flower like this one and they were positioned one on each side of the center. Of course they moved before I could get setup. I was really disappointed, and then I spotted this little gathering.
Sue Alden

MacroLuv
Posts: 1964
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:36 pm
Location: Croatia

Post by MacroLuv »

Four hovers with one shot? :shock:
Well, that would be too much! 8)
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

salden
Posts: 1363
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact:

Post by salden »

MacroLuv wrote:Four hovers with one shot? :shock:
Well, that would be too much! 8)
Yep, it would be a focusing nightmare with the limited DOF. I probably could have gotten all four in focus (had I been able to get that image at all) using my 28-135 and cropping down, but I had my 100mm on the camera at the time.
Sue Alden

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic