Right! Voodoo mask :-) I have got similiar one but you were faster today Sebnem :-) Focus is little soft but I like composition and warm colours.
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-03-11 4:52]
Colors are very good and because you rotated the picture the composition is indeed better. You already wrote about the focus yourself, it's too soft. TFS! Keep 'em coming! :)
- honza (4197)
- [2005-03-11 4:57]
Lovely shot Sebnem. Nice composition and colors. The head is focused little worse. Good note.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2005-03-11 5:20]
OK...The focus may be a little soft,but its a very interesting bug,and you've written a good note.
I'm happy to see it here.Some of my photos are a little OOF,but if the subject is interesting enough I post them anyway.Thanks for sharing this Sebnem.
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-03-11 5:37]
Pretty bug Sebnem. I like all the colours contrasting - well done. The others talked about focus and softness, so you don't need it from me. TFS.
- pgmoni (2769)
- [2005-03-11 6:41]
Hi Sebnem, it was trying to scare you away by staring with its big black eyes! No wonder you could not keep your mind on getting the DOF right! ;>)
- LCannon (3107)
- [2005-03-11 7:12]
He does look like a mask, what in interesting and colorful bug. Even though you say the quality isn't good, I think it enhances the "masklike" feel of it.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-03-11 9:39]
Great macro. I love your pictures very colorfull and warm! Good job.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-03-11 10:42]
Sebnem, this is indeed a great shot. The insect is very beautiful, and it really seems there's a mask upon his back.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Maybe f/5.6 was not enough, but it's just a minor nit. About the focus, I read your reply to Greg, so that's okay.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-03-11 11:44]
Nice shot, but shutter 1/1000 was too much.
It would have been better to use something like f/11 1/250 to get all in focus.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-03-11 12:08]
Very nice shot Sebnem.
It's a little soft and I'm agree with Philip about the camera settings. The DOF is very shallow with a 180 macro in this close-up, so you need a high f-number.
Good composition and colours.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-03-11 15:30]
Hi Sebnem, lovely shot of this fire bug. The colours and composition are excellent but I feel it is a little soft in focus. Keep them coming, well done.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-03-11 21:35]
Incroyable se que la nature peut nous donner. Le corp de cette insecte nous offre un masque on distinque très bien tout les détails. Très original j'aime beaucoup.
Félicitations et bonne journée.
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-03-12 3:22]
Photo is a little soft.But interrestig bug and good presentation.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-03-13 15:57]
Beautiful great face and details - I love shapes in anture, TFS,
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-04-05 19:11]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
- Zeno (10867)
- [2005-06-09 12:07]
I like the color red in many of your photo's. The mask you show us is really amazing.
Although the sharpness could be better, I like the glinstering in this photo.
thanks for sharing.
- gantzt (338)
- [2005-10-15 17:44]
Wow, this looks like a tiki mask I've seen before. Great eye to have found it.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-01-28 15:26]
Very nice shot on this tiny bug,
the colour and details are excellent
and great POV.
Thanks for sharing!
- osse (7805)
- [2006-02-03 17:16]
Looks like a sad red mask.Never reflected to the color befor.I have lots of them in my garden.They destroy my flovers so i @£€/()=? :( . next time im gonna look closer to them.
Bizim ile paylastigin icin tesekkürler
- izler (44)
- [2006-03-19 12:16]
merhaba sebnem. o kadar cok ve o kadar guzel nature fotolarin var ki hepsi ayri ayri guzel ve basarili bence. cok guzel renkler ve basarili bir makro cekim olan bu fotoya elinize saglik diyorum. iyi calismalar
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-05-01 11:07]
whats a beautiful photo! perfect details and dof! Great details and colours!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-05-15 2:39]
Interesting patterns on that guy! Probably made to scare away natural enimies...
You capture him well and avoid reflections in the shiny surface, nice job!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-05-18 8:26]
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-06-18 10:59]
Nature truly is a master creator. What a fantastic colour scheme has been etched out on the back of this small bug!
A lovely picture, Sebnem. You have this great knack for getting the most unusual nature pictures which you shoot with extraordinary finesse and eye for the aesthetics.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-08-25 20:05]
It´s tru looks like a mask! an african one, for me.
Intersting post, a pity that lacks of good depth of field
- Hay_kes (4027)
- [2006-10-11 12:36]
Mükemmel bir yakın plan çekim.Elinize sağlık Şebnem hanım.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-01-06 16:55]
Hi Sebnem, wonderful macro, you are right it seems an african mask, splendid composition with great colors and details, very well done, ciao Silvio
- zeynepkazan (0)
- [2007-01-14 9:32]
Kırmızı ve siyahın mükemmel uyumu..doğanın ilginç "yüzünü" gösteren çok iyi bir çalışma. Tebrikler:)
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-06-23 21:17]
It does look like an African "witch-mask". It was a GREAT idea to "rotate" it so we get to see a face in it.