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Weekly Macro Challenge ending Sunday 9th June. Jewelry and Ornaments

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robtaylor
robtaylor  13 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:03 PM


Quote: You didn't say whether or not you accepted Rob!

That was the hard part. I didn't win any races and it would have cost me too much to post the camel back to England. We have just celebrated (?) thirty six years of marriage so I think I made the right choice, or so I keep getting reminded. Grin

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petebfrance
8 Jun 2013 - 1:19 PM

Hello. After a really impressive thunder storm yesterday*, the weather is pretty dull here today - in fact, not bad at all for taking and preparing an entry for the Weekly Macro ChallengeSmile

*Well, I was trying to think of a really subtle way of introducing the subject Wink

Last Modified By petebfrance at 8 Jun 2013 - 1:21 PM
Griff2012
Griff2012 e2 Member 2346 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 3:04 PM

Hello, Pete. Even though it is amazingly sunny here, resisted the temptation to rush outside and set up my entry for the challenge instead Smile Jacqui

petebfrance
8 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM

That's the spirit, Jacqui, even if it does depress me just a little bit about the weatherWink Actually, it's picked up here, and I've just spent an entirely fruitless half hour or so trying to photograph a hatch of silver 'y' moths. All photos are wonderfully blurred - the **** things just won't keep still. Here's the best, but at half resolution because at full resolution it's just a blurry mess:
smallsy.jpg
skulking in the greenhouse. I was trying to get rid of the bar, but, well.. at least it shows the markings, I suppose.

Last Modified By petebfrance at 8 Jun 2013 - 3:34 PM
Griff2012
Griff2012 e2 Member 2346 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 9:27 PM

It may be blurred but wow what a beautiful moth. You mentioned a swallowtail on the 'garden' thread hope the pics come out for that too. Smile Hope you have more sunshine tomorrow, Jacqui

petebfrance
8 Jun 2013 - 9:40 PM


Quote: It may be blurred but wow what a beautiful moth. You mentioned a swallowtail on the 'garden' thread hope the pics come out for that too. Smile Hope you have more sunshine tomorrow, Jacqui

Jacqui - thanks, yes silver y s have really beautifully patterned wings.
Swallowtails are reasonably restful so the pics were fine. I've put one in my PF and may upload a few more, but I already have a number there...
hope your good weather continues, ours is looking promising....
Pete

petebfrance
9 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM

Just a quick reminder to get you macro photos of Jewelry / Ornaments in. Some great ones already loaded......

Gary66
Gary66  2158 forum posts England
9 Jun 2013 - 3:29 PM

On nights at the mo, so haven't had the time I hoped for this week to dazzle you all, but pleased with my entry, hope you like it.
B Lucky

petebfrance
9 Jun 2013 - 8:03 PM

OK, time's up.
Many thanks for excellent images (and making picking the winner difficult...). Will be back soon.

petebfrance
9 Jun 2013 - 8:39 PM

Very difficult, I'm afraid I really struggled. They were all really excellent and worthy winners in their own right. However, a decision is necessary.

In the end I've gone for Stuart's image - but a few comments:

Rob - excellent macro of the ring, good detail and texture and a rather nicely-judged off-centre composition
Jacqui - super close-up and very well-balanced composition, some really well-chosen shapes too...
Slowsong - 3rd. Great, graphic image, very simple, very well balanced
Gary - 2nd Really excellent. It was between this and Stuart's image and a very close decision
Stuart - 1st Lovely, graceful image. The balance of the composition seems to me 'just there' - a fraction off either way and the weights would have been unevenly distributed. Lovely lighting
Cattyal - excellent off-centre composition and use of repetition, light and texture.


Congratulations and over to you, Stuart

Stuart463
Stuart463 e2 Member 7563 forum postsStuart463 vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 - 9:59 PM

Thanks Pete for your comments, much appreciated. Well done to all who took part. Hopefully will see you all again next week with the new subject I have just posted.

Regards, Stuart

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2013 - 10:15 PM

Well done Stuart. A true macro image. Smile

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