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It's all in the balance !!

Ladybird on the remains of a Dandelion seed head........................................ textured bg.

Thanks for stopping by.

Apologies to members who commented and voted on this last night - I made a right pigs ear of adding variants - tried to delete one and accidentally lost the lot. Sad

Thanks for stopping by.

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Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150 EX Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:It's all in the balance !!
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:6 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dandelions, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Insects, Ladybird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:05 PM

Aahh, Brian, she's back Wink. A lovely capture, pin sharp, but have to say that I would rather the background weren't textured. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 6 Feb 2013 - 6:05 PM
christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
6 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

lovely detail beautiful photo like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:24 PM


Quote: Aahh, Brian, she's back Wink. A lovely capture, pin sharp, but have to say that I would rather the background weren't textured. Carol

No problem Carol - I appreciate your honest opinion - textures are not to everyone's liking - I don't think you will be alone on that.Smile

Brian.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:38 PM

Fantastic detail, colours and clarity in this macro Brian, I don't mind the textured background at all it does not detract from what is a lovely image

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

We can't keep voting on the same image BrianWink

Did I say that last night too?Smile

Undecided about the textured backdrop, but who am I to comment on something like thatWink

Adrian

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

I thought i'd seen this one or very similar yesterday, Brian: I too have deleted an image in error.......so frustrating.
But what a cracker it is, the detail immaculate and colours so natural. The b/g I find quite acceptable as it's fairly delicately applied. Excellent photography, and that's the important thing.
Ronnie.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

Many thanks to Adrian and Ronnie for returning to this image - it really is appreciated.SmileSmile

Brian.

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:06 PM

The macro master strikes again Smile Pure Class Bri

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

A masterpiece Brian
beautifully captured
Lillian

franken
franken e2 Member 113054 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:25 PM

Superb macro Brian.

Ken

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:34 PM

Brilliant detail and colour in the ladybug Brian; almost jumps off the screen Smile Another beauty!
Rende

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:20 PM

It's still a cracker, Bri.
Colin

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:38 PM

Thanks for the return visit Colin.

Brian.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:56 PM

The ladybird is so light that it hardly bends the delicate dandelion seedhead.
Sometimes I like texture, sometimes I don't, but you obviously like it otherwise you wouldn't have put it in the background, and it doesn't detract from the image, so it's fine.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:04 PM

Utterly incredible quality of capture on the Ladybird Brian. The whole image is top drawer stuff but the Ladybird is outstanding..GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:34 PM

Great work Bri

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:40 AM

A lovely image........Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:28 AM

Pin sharp and I do like the background as it isn't obtrusive.
Ann

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

Superb macro capture, Brian. Pin sharp with terrific detail, natural textures and tones. Whilst I am a constant admirer of the background textures you sometimes introduce, I do find this one does overpower the fine detail of the main subject and perch and is not as subtle as some of the others you have used. The scale of the grain does tend to draw my eye. Just one persons opinion though Wink
Sylvia

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:56 PM


Quote: Superb macro capture, Brian. Pin sharp with terrific detail, natural textures and tones. Whilst I am a constant admirer of the background textures you sometimes introduce, I do find this one does overpower the fine detail of the main subject and perch and is not as subtle as some of the others you have used. The scale of the grain does tend to draw my eye. Just one persons opinion though Wink
Sylvia

That's fine Sylvia - always interested to hear peoples opinions - but I've got so many Ladybirds in my PF on plain bg's I thought I would try a textured one. Thanks for looking in.Smile

Brian.

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 9:47 PM

Great macro work Brian, lovely detail, very well done mate, must say its good to be back too.Smile
Regards ShaunWink

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

Fine work Brian.
David

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 7:53 PM

Your photos of ladybirds are amazing - well captured Brian SmileSmile
Helen

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