<< Previous Next >>

Close To Fire

Close To Fire
Photo Information
Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Raynox DCR-250
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-31 3:55
Viewed: 3969
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ladies and gentlemen, our close friend - Firebug! I like these insects because they're first sign of Spring. When everything is grey and dried Firebugs are only living creatures. Later they become less visible because they hide between grass and many others insects emerges. Anyway, I found this one on leaf. Heat is still on and even insects try to find cooler places. But not this one - it wants to sunbathe.

Hamurkaroglu, ramthakur, eruyanik, valy67, LordPotty, dew77, scottevers7, sAner, Kaszek, coasties, PDP has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Grzegorz,
Very nice macro, good work. TFS.

Remarkable capture, Greg.
Thanks for sharing it.

Wow! Greg, you did an amazing clooose-upppp :-) Really an extreme one, i didn't remember that i saw even facets of the eyes of such bugs! Look at that red eyes! Superb post!

Hi Greg !
Wonderful close-up on this red bug ! They are so common here in France that nobody looks at them anymore ! Amazing details on the body and particularly on the eyes - I can even see the facets ! Colors, composition, POV, everything is perfect... Great work !

Greetings Mr Wieczorek.
I like these bugs too,because of the amazing colour and patterns.
It's not spring for you now though is it?
It is almost spring here in NZ :)

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-31 7:05]

Hello Greg,
Excellent macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked colors,contrast,POV,framing and composition a lot.

Hi Greg,
They are amazing when you get to see them this close in such fine detail. I like your choice of frame filling composition and cropping here. Vibrant rich colors. He looks great!

The Raynox has done a good job of increasing the magnifcation. Great sharpness, detail and well exposed.

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-31 7:31]

Hi Gregorz,

A very good macro of this firebug,well captured with good details,


  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-07-31 13:12]

Hi Greg. This is really close! The focus looks a wee bit soft or it could be my tired eyes. The head and eyes are very sharp though. Colors are great! Well done & TFS!


  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-31 14:32]

this is realy close Greg,
fantastic details and a super pov, good composition, very nice job.
gr. jaap

A great picture with good details of the bug. Good sharpness and colors.

Hello Grzegorz,
Amazing details on this close up! Nice colors and well composed. TFS!

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-01 3:25]

fajne makro, interesujący robal, jak zwykle dobry kadr i super jakość.
Pozdr. Al.

Swietne oczy. Jakos nigdy nie zwrocilem uwagi, ze takie maja... Moze nie przygladalem sie z az tak bliskiej odleglosci ;)
Zrobilem malego workshopa, bo troszke gryzie mnie ta czerwien, ale tylko troszke ;)

Hi Greg

I can't add anymore to what has been said about this spectacular shot. Well done on a top quality post. Thank you! :-)

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-08-04 17:57]

Hello Greg, great composition here. The colours and details are terrific. You've got the head and eyes bang on in focus and that's great. Lovely shot, well done.

Great close up. I like the details and the color here. Cheers

Calibration Check