1 Cinnabar Moth, and 5 other insects...
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-06-24 9:33]
What a superb specimen of the Common Spotted Orchid with a nice bright visitor as well! Very sharp details of the flowers and lovely natural colours. I like the dark background too. - Congratulations on your 100th shot from home!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
this motive is wonderful, I like the flower - is it an orchid? and of course this nice moth. I have to look into the WS after writing to see the others ;-) Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-06-24 9:47]
Execllent shot of this wonderful flowers and 5 others ,Great focusing,compo and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-06-24 9:49]
A beautiful wild orchid in maximum bloom! Looks geat with the colorful moth. Very well composed and framed. Well seperated from the OOF backround. Quality soft light and beautiful colors. Nice sharp detail. Looks great!
- trinko (4321)
- [2007-06-24 10:45]
nice color interesting composition but in order to show everything we don't see much detail other than the flower
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-06-24 12:40]
A nice look and find you have presented in this compo,the colors and details are great,well captured and tfs
Wonderful presentation of this flower with the beautiful moth on it.
Sharpness and exposure are great and the color contrast between the green tones in th BG and the pink, red and nearly black of the moth are most wonderful.
Only thing I would like to have seen differnt is a little less depth of field to soften the BG even more.
I see that you did use an aperture of F9.0 but F5.6 would have done the job fine aswell with both the flower and the moth in sharp focus, but with the BG softer because more out of focus field.
Nevertheless a wonderful image.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards, Harry
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-06-24 18:34]
First, let me say, I enjoyed reading your notes. This is a splendid capture of the orchid and its little residents. I like the sharp focus of the subject against the blurred b/g; it shows off so well! Sensitively framed.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-06-24 20:24]
Splendid composition with beautiful colors and contrasts, thanks for sharing Emma.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-06-24 23:22]
What a terrific shot and story :)
So first, i'd like to congratulate you on your 100th home photo.
Secoundly, it's really great to hear that these splendid wild flowers grow in your backyard and you are able to take care of these little jewels.
Thirdly, a big BRAVO for this fine macro shot!
I really like the off-cetered compo and the amount of detals you managed to get even in this small 200kb.
The small insects are also a nice treat and add to the interest of the photo.
Looking forward to seeing the other 2 detailed photos :)
Cheers and TFS
- lawhill (2054)
- [2007-06-25 0:01]
Very nice portrait, showing these five insects,
they very well camouflage, remind my, were is Waldo?...ha ha. Serious, great colors and POV
nice blurry BG, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-06-25 5:42]
Outstanding presentation of a beautiful orchid in bloom, a stunning moth species and 5 other guests. Lovely colours, sharpness and the darkish BG works wonders here to highlight the main subject. Great POV to portray it and precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
First, what an amazingly large common spottted orchid! The focus and POV are spot-on. You have also handled the exposure very well. I also like the insects. I am nowhere near as skilled with a macro as you are - I remember your celandine postings - you have really got to grips with it.
I'm still waiting on the next to WS so that all 5 insects are located.:)
Its a wonderful photo whit great details and colors. It looks like you are getting the hang of the macro lens and it seems it produces a great quality photo with great details and sharpness. I like the bokeh of this photo a lot. The fact that you got that many insect on the flower and especially the moth is wonderful.
P.S. looks like it is going to be a rainy vacation with cool temps.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-07-05 18:01]
The insect really adds icing to the cake Emma. A wonderful capture. Isn't nature full of life. I was surprised as I pictured a small lifeless looking weed the other day. I think I will post it on Friday. You have given me hope through your pictures and your honesty.
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2007-07-14 16:24]
What a great find! To start with the flower is so very pretty. Love the color and the DOF is perfect...poor thing is getting attacked by all those bugs though! :o) TFS
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-09-02 12:23]
great pic, nice composition, TFS Ori