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I went to my sister's allotment today. Not to do any work of course, just to relax and take a few photos. I was of course made to feel bad by Andy on the next plot so after getting a few nice ones I decided to help out with the planting.

Anyway, here's one of a lady bug that I saw. I don't think the colour is right and I think its slightly blurred, but it's the best of the few I got.

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Title:Lady Bug
Username:Pelican_Art Pelican_Art
Uploaded:10 Apr 2010 - 10:54 PM
Tags:Bugs, Close-up / macro, Dandelion, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Lady bug, Red, Spots, Yellow
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2010 - 11:15 PM

One of my favourite flowers with one of my favourite insects - what more can I as for? Lovely shot.

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torres99
torres99  5119 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2010 - 11:23 PM

Very good Capture.

Regards

Carl

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OliPackwood
10 Apr 2010 - 11:24 PM

Great capture, very good macro.

Oli

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Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2010 - 11:59 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I agree it's a good shot, but perhaps needs a bit of tweaking.

In the mod I've uploaded for you I have (selectively) brightened th ladybird, used the shadows/highlights tool to tone down the flower very slightly, in order to bring out detail and sharpened a bit. Hope that helps.

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clicknimagine
11 Apr 2010 - 6:10 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

love the shot, the color is really beautiful, but if you want to get better result you should consider three points and think about these which are as follows:-

1. light:- you should study the light first, the quantity, quality and direction, here the light is quite flat and fill light of the sky, which can give a soft tone not drama( which can uplift any picture from good to excellent, just study it carefully, it can enhance the detail too),

2. composition:- you have placed the flower at the center of the image, and obviously it does not derogate the quality of the shot by virtue of only this fact, but you should consider the other facts too and experiment with this according to the golden rules of composition, because it is based on human psychology, you can crop tightly to exclude the background except the flower as far as possible and place the insect at one of the intersection,

3. point of view:- we can see the world from 5 to 6 feet height every time, for this reason change it accordingly so that we can see it differently, as a result your image will be very much interesting,

wish you best of luck for your future works...

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2010 - 10:43 AM

cracking capture wonderful colour and detail nice one Wink
andy

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jonrayner
jonrayner  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2010 - 7:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great shot Lissa.
You have asked for critique, so IMHO, I think you should have either framed closer or cropped tighter to lose the background. Because it is a ladybird on a flower, you don't need the background foliage. That said, it is still a wonderful shot.
Jon

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NobbytheNobster

Very nicely captured, seems spring has sprung at last!
Thanks for your insight into the "Easter egg tree" (my recent post)
Ricky.

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Pelican_Art
13 Apr 2010 - 3:46 PM

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Very much appreciated.
Lissa

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