Splendid fractal nature, marvellous exposure, foggy atmosphere mysteriously converted to B+W !
Nice to see that older film material often reveal treasures of beauty, with crisp sharpness without Photoshop and filtering. Thanks for sharing here on this marvellous site (your picture has a twin brother 'Seeds" standing in the thumbnail galery just next to yours !)
Again an excellent pic, extremely sharp and focus spot on. I appreciate your comment, they run faster than their brain can work. It reminds me of my camera, it has to stop from time to write the buffered images to the memeory card ;-).
The insect world is really amazing ! TFS! Patrick
Excellent macroshot of this moth in a really funny pose, beautiful fluffy cutie. I admire the results you get with your 5400 Nikon, as the camera is difficult to handle (my brother has the same) and focus is spot on. TFS, Patrick
First I want to thank you for your link to my picture. (Sorry, I was out for some time, so I took time to reply). Yes, this is a real strange larva, with its flattened body, but also so well adapted to live in the small interstices of loosening bark. Nice to show such pictures to biology students to illustrate some of Darwin's theories of niche adaptation. In your photo it seems coming from outer space, so bizarre it looks. You choose a difficult POV, delicate to get the correct DOF, but you managed to put the focus exactly on the right part of the body, so the OOF areas are not disturbing. The reflection an the glass plate reminds me of a topmodel on the catwalk :-)
Thanks for sharing, I like your galery
Excellent composition, sharpness and esthetical quality. But above all I like pictures like these when they are showing animal behavior, strange and unpredictable. I enjoy to see how birds and all other kind of animals came to adapt to new and artificial environments taking some own profits out of it. I also thank J-M M for his funny workshop.
Excellent picture, where all comes in pairs. Very well seen. I much like this pic showing these Crows in their natural (and human) environment, courtshipping. Beautiful colours and details, Patrick
Thanks for presenting this aquatic caterpillar. Thanks for the informative note. Excellent quality of this micro-shot, DOF is high, focus spot on. Cat doesn't seem much perturbated as it is continuing feeding. Congratulations.
Wirklich niedlich, eigentlich viel suesser als Schmetterlingsraupen, mit ihren Kulleraugen (Schmetterlingsraupen haben ja nur kleine Ocellen). Im Herbst sehe ich jetzt oefters diese eigenartige Saegewespen (nur 1 beinfreies Segment zwischen Beinen und Pseudopoden, 2 bei SL). Ja, es ist schwierig treffende Informationen zu diesen Wespen zu erhalten. Koennte Tenthredo marginella sein(cataclysta) wie ich auf Walter Schoens Seite vergleichen konnte.
Und zur Photomontage - einfach perfekt !
PS: sieh auch hier fuer weitere Identifikation: http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES14-1.shtml
und hier :
Thanks to take us all to this wild refuge with you. You are right these animals deserve all possible attention to get back to the wilderness.
Perfect capture, much dynamic composition, as its eyes dart out of the picture ready for the next jump.
Excellent capture of this interesting physical and natural phenomenon. Composition is beautifully abstract and thanks to your perfectly clear descriptivee note I come to glimpsy its overall impact. Nice natural colours, with details in transition.