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Fly Away
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED, 62mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 7:32
Viewed: 2476
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All , though I wish this shot had come out a bit better , I still like it enough to share , I am not exactly sure what happened to wash the backside out like that perhaps a flare or something , I was not using my hood , and have yet to get any polarizer filter, I prefer not to use the hood because it lessens how close I can get to the subject without frightening it off.

this is picture 2 of 2 of this ladybug , it was not in the mood for my closing proximity , I was amazed to see that both landed in fair focus , it was breezy and the grass stalk was less than still , at this range the field on a 105mm macro is very shallow I have read in the product documentation that closeup attachments can be used to deepen the field , but that they have a side effect of lessening the reproduction ratio , I am considering that as an option.

the wiki has a good write up on this insect , including pictures of its stages of development , I have seen two of these stages but had no idea that it was a developing ladybug , now I have a new subject to watch for.




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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-16 9:03]

Hello Art,
Fine action capture of this Ladybird. Strange hazy effect you've got around it but in a way it is quite effective. Gereat focus on the front of the insect and I like the open wing cases. Beautiful colours and very well composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla


You're right a nice shot to share! I like the way you can see its wings spreading to such a larger size than its body.


Great colours, details, and sharpness.
A very good composition.
Your comment is very interesting.
All the best!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-16 14:02]

Hi Art,this is great!!Not easy to take so perfectly in this moment,very wonderfull shot,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Tlapp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 6 N: 19] (112)
  • [2008-04-17 13:02]

Stunning shot showing what ladybugs keep under their forewings.
They change the silhouette completely!
You captured the moment perfectly!
Regards, Rafal

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  • Eolos (6)
  • [2008-04-19 15:26]

An excellent picture. The moment is perfect. Great colours.

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