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In Search of Life

By Alan86  
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!


Tags: Nature Garden Close-up and macro Woodlice Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mikelane, imander, graceland and 10 more

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Mikelane 11 1 Wales
18 Sep 2008 4:35PM
Excellent close up ,good detail well done regards

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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 4:37PM
superb close up, it just looks so fresh and natural
User_Removed 15 455 13 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 5:18PM
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.

18 Sep 2008 9:26PM
Great close up shot
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 10:33PM
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.
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
19 Sep 2008 4:06AM
wonderful shot
Alan86 9 13 2 Ireland
19 Sep 2008 4:30PM
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!

porty2003 14 97 Scotland
15 Jan 2009 7:51PM
Well 'captured',nice and sharp

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