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Blowing In The Wind.

7-spot Ladybird on a Dandelion seed head.

Thanks to Ade_Osman for his UA on Ladybird Larvae much appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150 EX macro.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Blowing In The Wind.
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:15 Jun 2012 - 7:23 PM
Tags:7- spot Ladybird, Close-up / macro, Dandelions, Flowers & plants, General, Insects, Ladybirds, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85

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KBan
KBan  9469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:31 PM

A stunner Bri................Will do very well I'm certain
keith

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:34 PM

Absolutely superb Brian. See youv'e bee searching in your brown paper bag again SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileA perfect Ladybird xx

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9865 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1667 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:34 PM

Quality macro work, as usual, Brian, but I particularly like the curve and softness of the departing seedheads, and the way the dandelion head acts as a perch or podium for the acrobatic ladybird.
It looks as if the ladybird is helping to disperse the seeds, and I think the whole image is really quite animated.

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4845 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:37 PM

Cracking shot !!......lovely situation, & beautifully photographed !!!

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
15 Jun 2012 - 7:40 PM

Fabulous image.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91939 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:51 PM


Quote: Absolutely superb Brian. See youv'e bee searching in your brown paper bag again SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileA perfect Ladybird xx

Yes I have a new bag full of allsorts for this year Mavis.Wink

Brian.x

Soom
Soom  9 England
15 Jun 2012 - 7:53 PM

Excellent interesting macro - plenty to see in this image. Great detail in the ladybird and love the seeds floating away in the distance adding great depth of field.
Soom

chensuriashi
chensuriashi Plus Member 8163 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:53 PM

Well engineered top stuff!! Chen

jinglis
jinglis  2 Scotland
15 Jun 2012 - 7:56 PM

Fabulous macro shot. So sharp.

Jean

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:00 PM

A lovely macro. Details are so good.Smile

xleex
xleex Plus Member 3xleex vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 - 8:06 PM

Ace thats great

Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
15 Jun 2012 - 8:08 PM

TOP - YES *****
Cor.

bertie1983
15 Jun 2012 - 8:38 PM

I love this! wonderful image!
lou
Smile

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:50 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96225 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:50 PM

Delightful BrianSmile

Adrian

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5145 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:58 PM

Top notch shot, the image so crisp and sharp and so well timed to capture the two or three seeds ready for the off.
Ronnie.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:03 PM

Very clever and so well taken Brian!! Smile
Ann

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:09 PM

He thinks he needs a parachute?

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:17 PM

Quite a balancing act. Lovely detail.

Dave

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:23 PM

Beautifully done Brian ...Bill

johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:25 PM

IMHO one of your best Brian, superb composition
David

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

This is stunning. A beautiful shot Grin
Kathryn

mixpics
mixpics  3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 - 9:32 PM

Lovely shot, well doneSmile
Mick

whatsthisbuttondo
whatsthisbuttondo Plus Member 4whatsthisbuttondo vcard England
15 Jun 2012 - 9:35 PM

cracker

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

You'd have had another one mate had it not been for "Julians" wonderful Hawkmoths today Bri......Good stuff again Sir!

Ade

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:44 PM

fabulous

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers Plus Member 6Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:46 PM

beautiful shot

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64899 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:51 PM

I don't think he wants it to blow away. So cute.
Chris

franken
franken Plus Member 123357 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 10:08 PM

Another superb macro Brian.

Ken

Houndog18
Houndog18 Plus Member 745 forum postsHoundog18 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 10:52 PM


Quote: A lovely macro. Details are so good.Smile

Echo that..........

Alfie

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 12:09 AM

what a great perch for your ladybird!
terrific detail, too.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 2:23 AM

stunning capture, lovely light and colours.
regards
yung

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 10:04 AM

Outstanding shot Brian. Superb macro work. Pity I have just given my award.SadSad
Ron

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91939 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 12:40 PM

A big thankyou to dmhuynh72 for the UA - greatly appreciated.

Brian.

lostnspace2011
16 Jun 2012 - 1:28 PM

Fantastic Bri. Love it Smile wonderful detail

Mark

orionmystery
16 Jun 2012 - 1:46 PM

Excellent shot, love it!

RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
16 Jun 2012 - 3:15 PM

Great macro!

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:55 PM

A beauty Brian SmileSmile
Helen

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7332 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 10:07 AM

Wonderful timing, detail and composition, Brian. Pin sharp with superb textures and colours and well isolated by the rich, clean bg tones. This image has real life and I love the title too.
Sylvia

Ptr_A
Ptr_A  554 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 - 10:28 AM

What a fabulous picture.SmileSmileSmile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 10:28 AM

An outstanding piece of macrowork Brian, the detail, colours and clarity are flawless. Over the years this is just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre

Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 10:30 AM

Excellent work Bri
Steve

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91939 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 8:20 PM

Many thanks to teocali & Glostopcat for their UA's - very much appreciated.


Thanks to everyone for all the C & C's on this.

Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 17 Jun 2012 - 8:21 PM
ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 11:44 AM

INCREDIBLE detail and clarity, Brian. Always astounds me.

This one has the added magical element of some seeds in flight. And yet the ladybird and seedhead are pin sharp!

Bravo Smile

Andrew

Snapitt
Snapitt Plus Member 5Snapitt vcard
20 Jun 2012 - 9:39 PM

Superb image Brian. 1st class detail,

Jane

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