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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-01 5:34
Viewed: 3449
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I’m getting more and more convinced that microcosms do exist everywhere.
Take, for instance, this little “garden” I have in Riyadh. It is a pathetic little patch of greenery, oval in shape and maybe not more than 100 square ft in all. It has, as of today, an old date palm tree, a young fig tree, three over-mature sunflower stalks, two lantana bushes, a few over-mature mimosa plants, a creeper trying to climb the palm tree, an Indian pepper tree and, of course, a beehive on a branch of the fig tree.
I have many a time shared with you the fact that the mores and norms in Saudi Arabia do not allow people to move out into parks and open spaces with cameras in hand and take pictures at will.
That explains my total dependence on the MICROCOSM within my compound.

Today a small grey bug and a lady bird were spotted in it.
Obviously, I welcomed them with open arms. I photographed them as best as I could; they were in no hurry to go anywhere else. It is terribly hot here and moving about in the open takes the steam out of you. That applies to all including me and the bugs!

Here is the first ladybird I shot this morning at 11.30.
Hope you will enjoy looking at it.

marhowie, valy67, aido, elefantino, jcoowanitwong, pablominto, eyuksel has marked this note useful
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Nice shot ! I like the contrast between the red ladybug and the green leaf. Excellent details and very beautiful composition. Well done !

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-01 10:36]

Hi Ram,
Considering you are effectively penned in you keep very busy with your camera. It's nice to see that your microcosm is doing ok and has some visitors. Have you thought of planting specific plants to attract more wildlife? It might make an interesting project.

A nice shot of your visitor, nice and green considering your location. Lovely bright colours and good detail.

Great colour of contrast, nice composition..
best wishes

Hi Ram, nice shot!
Clear, sharp and colorfull.
I like the compo, too.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-01 20:40]

Hi Ram
Good shot. Good sharpnes, details, colours, DOF and light.
Well done my friend


Hi Ram,
Good captured and clearly seen. Good composition and POV. Looking forward to more microcosms from your garden. TFS

Hello Ram,
And the ladybird is so kind to give you the best colours contrast there is... green & red!
Well composed image, my friend... Super sharpness in bug and leaf giving a pleasant effect on the blurry background!
Nice presentation...
Pablo -

Hello Ram,Nice colors and contras, nice composition. TFS.
Best Wishes
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

hi Ram..
you have strong photos..
this is also one of them!
how could you get this?

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