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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-03 11:23
Viewed: 3831
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Quite amazing the abundance of insects and flowers that can be found on Mt Miron in the spring. I came across this eyecatching bug and I purposely caught it centered as I must admit I really liked the 3D effect the thistle gave.

I need your help here people as I don't know the name of the bug or the type of thistle.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-03 11:29]

Hi David, I like this one of the colourful bug on the flower a lot. Its a type of shield bug not sure which one . great detail and colours. I like the POV on the flower. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-03 11:54]

Hello David,
Wonderful lightness, sharpness and very good contrast. Well done!

Hello David,
Very nice specimen of the Pentatomidae Family (Stink Bugs, I couldn't help more with the ID), with an unusual effect on the thistle. Very well done and brilliant colours. Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-03 12:20]

Hello David,
A superb sharp macro of a fire-coloured bug at the centre of a thistle flower. The exact focusing on the bug to leave the thistle OOF emphsises the bug beautifully, as well as putting an aura round it, so the central composition is just right.
A very fine image and thanks for sharing it,
Regards, Ivan

nice composition ,dash Ori

Hello David,
How are you!
This is awesome and a lovely image!
best dof with the perfect sharpness, awesome colour and super details on the bug!
a very well presentation of macro!
well done indeed
take care and best regards

Hi David!
Excellent photograph, perfect details on bug and interesting zoom effect in background. Looks really interesting! Well done!

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  • chpp (51)
  • [2008-06-03 13:58]

hi David
great composition. I like the colour contrast and the lines in this shot
nice close up

Hello David,
This is an excellent shot and a unique one too. The DOF in this shot is creating that stunning 3D effect. Excellent work. Looking at the thumbnail in the gallery I had no hopes that the subject in this picture is going to be this sharp. Great colors and POV.



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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-06-03 21:42]

Halo David,

you were right to shoot from above centered, really great 3D effect you've captured so well.
Terima kasih for sharing!

Salaam from Indonesia


Hola David, muy buen macro, una toma con buena nitidez y detalle. el fondo acompaña para destacar el motivo. Particularmente hubiera descentrado el motivo(solo es una opinión). Un saludo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-04 2:23]

Hi Davis,this is a art nature!!!A very great idea to show this bug whit a flower not in focus as background!!Very wonderfull work,my best compliments for the perfects details of this terrible bug,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello David,

Excellent composition. Very good DOF to get only the bug in focus. Great sharpness. Wonderful colours.

Hi David,
I must say this is a great symatry take. DOF and POV are great.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-04 6:46]

Hello David,
Beautiful colour effect with the thistle in the BG and the bug in the centre. Great DOF and composition. Very beautiful contrasting colours and excellent sharpness.

Shalom David,
excellent macro with vivid colors, sharp details, POV and composition. Plant framed it greatly. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-07 0:44]

Hi David
Yes I agree many would have scoffed at the idea of getting your aubject centred in a time and age where compositons can be as unconventional as they can get..even i have a problem looking at just centralised subjects...but in this compositon the bug coul have been anywhere else other than where you got it ..right at the centre....this is an amzing cpature that you done with gret skill...the idea truly reached its logical success after you froze the bug in this great PoV. The BG and the shape of the base certainlky gives on a 3D effect and th bug has been caught with tack sharp focus, fine details and excellent focus.Very well done.,.into my favourites.

TFS &Cheers

Hi Dave,
I like this one a lot - the bug is excellent and the plant behind creates an incredible 3D effect!
Love it !

TFS, Shir

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