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I went out the back garden last week looking for something to take some shots of (Hence the name "In search of Life") and found this little guy running over some moss..

I ended up playing with him (and another woodlice) on the moss for some time, so heres one of the photos that came from it!

I like the shot but i still feel like something could/should be done to it to improve it. Cropping, border or anyother wise!...

Lookforward to hearing any suggestions!

Alan

Camera:Olympus SP560-uz
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:In Search of Life
Username:Alan86 Alan86
Uploaded:18 Sep 2008 - 4:28 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Garden, Nature, Wildlife / nature, Woodlice
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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
18 Sep 2008 - 4:35 PM

Excellent close up ,good detail well done regards
Mike

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2008 - 4:37 PM

superb close up, it just looks so fresh and natural
ian

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User_Removed
18 Sep 2008 - 5:18 PM

I really like it - the wide format works well. I'm not sure about the title bar. It's nieley done but I think it unbalances it a little, although it's not too obtrusive. Good work though.

Brett

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doryram
doryram  6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 - 9:26 PM

Great close up shot

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2008 - 10:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Silly me, I did a mod for you, then realised there was no mod option here. Anyway, Alan, I can tell you what I did, because you say that you feel something could be done to improve it.
I cropped the right side very close to the insect's back, then a little off the left. This allowed it to be "moving into the frame". I'd have liked a little more canvas on the bottom, as it's heading downwards, but could only use the area here your title is and clone some moss into that. I then selected the woodlouse and the moss below it, used the clarify option and darkened it a touch. I then inverted the selection and gave the background some more blur. To finish, I cloned in some detail on the insect's back where it is pure white/blown highlight. A nice white frame, and done. Pity you can't see it, but you could do all that for yourself and, if you have any trouble, PM me.
Pamela.

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
19 Sep 2008 - 4:06 AM

wonderful shot

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Alan86
Alan86  5 Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 4:30 PM

Thanks for all Comments and suggestions guys!...
I never even thought of putitting it up as a Mod! Doh!...Ill remember next time tho!...

Ill def try doing that myself Pamela!...Thanks for your help!

Alan

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porty2003
porty2003  1097 forum posts Scotland
15 Jan 2009 - 7:51 PM

Well 'captured',nice and sharp
John.

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