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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Mar 2014 3:36PM
A superb capture, Ann, love it SmileSmileSmile Carol

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:37PM
A beautifully balanced capture, the contrasting colours and crispness of your image is quite superb. A real pleasure to view and admire Ann.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:38PM
A great image Ann. lovely macro work
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
26 Mar 2014 3:44PM
Hanging on indeed, I love your composition Ann.....superb photography
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:47PM
The ladybird is nicely in the thirds, very nicely composed and detailed Ann.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:11PM
Lovely composition and perfect focus on the ladybird - all that detail of the legs, antennae and underside of the carapace (?) I can't say I mind the o/o/f petals myself, but then I'm hardly a purist where ladybirds are concerned!
Good to see you back.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Mar 2014 4:11PM
A ladybird shot with a difference. Gorgeous limited colour palette, and I love the flower being white. Sharp where it should be and falling away nicely.
26 Mar 2014 4:12PM
Great focus on the ladybird Ann..Lin
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:13PM
Cracking shot !! the way the ladybird's colour draws the eye immeadiately, in an otherwise mono image !!

By the way, what's an 'oof flower' ??......your spelling !.Grin
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
26 Mar 2014 4:15PM
I think a tighter crop may be beneficial but it is a fine macro as presented.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Mar 2014 4:20PM
A cracking image Ann and that red contrasting with the pure white is tremendous. A winner.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:27PM
Clinging on for dear life! Good to see you around, I wondered what you were up to.
What makes this work for me is the angle - of stem, flower and ladybird. Tilting over balanced by climbing up. I've been looking at tighter crops on the right, taking the edge up to just right of the top of the stem, but those tubular petals pointing in our direction are a problem, there's no obvious cut-off. So I reckon this is right.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:29PM
Excellent work Anne - great focussing - I must admit when I try shallow depth of field,
I'm never sure as our club concentrates on sharper than sharp!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
26 Mar 2014 4:34PM
Ann this is gorgeous, period.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:37PM
Superb image, Ann.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
26 Mar 2014 4:44PM
Almost mono chromatic Anne Smile beautifully simple.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 5:02PM
Superb macro shot Ann

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 6:10PM
long time no see.....Smile
But I have also been away
love this as is ... perfect
26 Mar 2014 6:26PM
Love this Ann, a super image that gets my award Today.

John Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 Mar 2014 7:08PM
It's a super macro Ann - wonderful flower shape - caught the LB in a good position.
Increasing the brightness of the LB would make this even better.Smile
JohnoP 12 2
26 Mar 2014 8:11PM
A stunning image which stands out from the crowd Ann. Congrats on the GEA - well deserved! John
9 10 10 England
26 Mar 2014 8:18PM
This looks very good and well deserves that GEA.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Mar 2014 8:22PM
That's a superb macro. So deserving of all the awards.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:29PM
Beautiful Macro shot AnnSmileSmileSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 9:03PM
Excellent Ann, congrats on the GEASmile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Mar 2014 9:41PM
This is a brilliant first attempt Ann, I can't wait to see what you will produce when you master the ladybird macro!WinkGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 11:22PM
I guess we all feel like this, climbing a mountain.
Lovely macro Ann, you could crop the top off without any damage I feel.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 12:37PM

Quote:I guess we all feel like this, climbing a mountain.
Lovely macro Ann, you could crop the top off without any damage I feel.


Thanks Dougie - yes, I think it would look better.
27 Mar 2014 4:33PM
simply lovely Smile
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
28 Mar 2014 6:36PM
Fantastic shot Ann. Agree with Dougie re the cropping, but it is wonderful either way. Ann.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Mar 2014 9:22PM
The red shows so well on the virtual mono background, Ann. The bug is perfectly placed on the thirds, a crop would alter the dynamics. A beauty.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2014 8:13PM
Congratulations on the GEA - beautiful composition Ann SmileSmile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
3 Apr 2014 10:44PM
This is certainly award worthy. Great comp. and use of selective coloring.
A Beautiful image

Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Jun 2014 1:17PM
Superb work Ann!

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