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Green bottle dessert

By C_Daniels
A close up of a green bottle dining on what looks like chocolate sponge and custard, taken at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire...

Mode - aperture priority.
Aperture - f3.5.
Shutter speed - 1/400.
Macro mode - super macro.
Taken hand held.

The grounds to the hall are definitely worth a visit, there are numerous sculptures - monuments and butterfly bushes to explore. The house was home to the Sitwell family who appear to have strong artistic inclinations judging by the the photography and memorabelia within the museums...

I like the light on the wing here and the way that the green metallic body of the fly looks almost mechanical...

Hope you like this - best large.


Tags: Flowers Close up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Renishaw hall Green bottle Metallic colours Wildlife and nature

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 5:59AM
Good shot, good title too

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Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
8 Aug 2006 6:12AM
So much for the rule of 2/3's. It's great when rules are broken and the result works!

lynsfiona 14 5
8 Aug 2006 6:27AM
Super capture, it does look like a pudding of some sort and the fly's licking his lips ready to tuck in! I must have a look around here, I've never been and it's only really around the corner for us! Lyns x
AnnieK 12 96 Spain
8 Aug 2006 6:52AM
Great macro shot Caleb.
The fly is a lovely colour green,and it's spot on in the middle of the flower!
Well spotted!

deavilin 14 345 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 7:28AM
Well spotted Caleb, swhat a nice colourful image it makesSmile

tenerifejohn 12 126 England
8 Aug 2006 7:39AM
great shot magic colours and spot on. In so far as the rule's are concerned - who makes these rules anyway. Great shot. John
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
8 Aug 2006 9:02AM
A great macro shot . Your imagination is amazing xx Smile
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 9:11AM
Superb macro shot and well sharp. Love the bright yellow.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
8 Aug 2006 9:45AM
Another good macro shot Caleb, sure does look like he's tucking in to a large helping of pudding! Hope you enjoyed Renishaw Hall too.

Sez Smile
MaryMac 12 258 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 11:33AM
stunning macro and the clarity is just great thanks for the comment on my b/fly I didnt crop the pic it was straight out the camera I was just too close to it but will take it on board and try better next time
Thank you for being honest I really want to improve my shots
8 Aug 2006 12:34PM
love your description,great close up and colour
Ajack 12
8 Aug 2006 12:58PM
Beautifully detailed macro shot with
Stunning colours,

A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 5:32PM
good close up - nice colour contrast.
ChazB 13 64 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 6:15PM
Hi Caleb, excellent composition and detail, love the colours, especially the metallic green of the fly!
Jaye 12 3
9 Aug 2006 12:21AM
Terrific macro work Caleb and great colour in this..Judith
DYankee 12 6 United States
9 Aug 2006 12:48AM
Exceptional colors!!!
Love the reflective green, it really stands out against the brown.

Well photographed!
Dawn Smile
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
9 Aug 2006 4:53AM
Looks as if he is on his own planet, nice shot, thanks for posting the settings too, Spot on! Click!!!

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
9 Aug 2006 8:13AM
Thanks everyone...

Thought it looked like the fly had been riding on a chocolate sponge that had been dropped right in there making an enormous splash in the custard :O)
RipleyExile 15 1.6k 17 England
9 Aug 2006 4:29PM

Quote:Thought it looked like the fly had been riding on a chocolate sponge that had been dropped right in there making an enormous splash in the custard

Was thinking the same thing myself. Nice macro with some good colours. The only niggle for me is that the pudding is slighlty off centre (as opposed to the fly which is more central). The pudding being off centre makes the surrounding custard uneven though. Also, a square crop might add more impact? I could of course be talking complete poo. Smile I'll mess with it later.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
9 Aug 2006 4:47PM
LOL Alex...

I agree about cropping - I ought to have seen the inbalance there; too much custard on one side!

I take it you mean that you'll mess with the picture :O)
10 Aug 2006 1:44AM
great detail and colors
iajacks 12 24 England
10 Aug 2006 9:20AM
irridesent with nice colours and composition.

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
10 Aug 2006 2:20PM
it does look like choc sponge as well, like the composition here
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 Aug 2006 10:46PM
excellent macro shot Caleb!

very good!
vismaya 12 Ireland
25 Aug 2006 5:58AM
Nice details, colours and description, superb shot!
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
25 Aug 2006 6:07AM
Thanks for the votes and comments...

Need a blue bottle now to match :O)

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