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  • Cellar Spider Carrying Eggs in its Jaws

    Quote:Fabulous macro, Rod.
    I know some who could learn a lot about parenting from spiders...sadly.Sad
    Mike[/Many thanks Mike]

    • 23 Oct 2019 2:32PM
  • Burnished Brass Moth

    Thanks Mike, I actually like the pano touch and I have quite a few more, though don't know when i'll get the chance to upload them. Your right about the bg, I had darkened it considerably and thought it would add some perspective and sense of environment. But I do agree with you, if I could have added versions I might have either stretched that area out, or burnt the edges in and uploaded them too.
    Thanks for your comment too Karen and again your also right, trouble is it is always a very subjective matter how an image looks. I actually like the knot as to me it gives some balance and a natural stop when reading right to left. Plus it is a bit of extra interest that doesn't dtract from the moth and I like the way the moth seems to be contemplating what is in front of it.
    Of course this all subjective and it is great to hear other peoples comments and views.

    Kind regards, Rod
    • 19 Dec 2013 2:26PM
  • Moth Plumage

    Very nice 20 plumed moth, very common of course as are most of them, but I like the way you have done this, on glass I presumeThanks for the comments too.
    Regards, Rod
    • 19 Dec 2013 2:18PM
  • Muddy sunrise

    Lovely image and agree with Richard.
    • 19 Dec 2013 2:15PM
  • close up of flower

    Hi Christine thanks for your kind comments on my image and looks like you've raised a bit of interest with this shot too. It's a cracking detailed shot and nicely diffused darkened background. Just one comment and of course this is subjective, perhaps the angle could have run from bottom left diagonal to top right diagonal. just to give it that bit more energy and a more natural lead for the eye. Hope that is useful.
    Kind regards, Rod
    • 19 Dec 2013 2:11PM
  • Blue Horizons - Tidal Patterns

    Really nice work.
    • 19 Dec 2013 11:07AM
  • The Shower

    Mono is the stronger of the two. Maybe increase the contrast a little just to boost it a bit.
    • 19 Dec 2013 11:06AM
  • I'm all legs !

    Lovely capture and composition, the bg is perfect.
    • 19 Dec 2013 11:01AM
  • Golden bloomed grey longhorn beetle

    Beautiful image and beetle, where do you find these? As above the detail and sharpness is superb, did you use off camera flash as you seem to have an excellent D.O.F for a 100mm lens.
    • 19 Dec 2013 10:57AM
  • Winter planes.

    Lovely high key mono and great composition. Though I have to admit I feel as if I'm leaning to the right a little when I look at it, but could be me. Superb capture though.
    • 18 Dec 2013 4:09PM
  • York Minster

    I think No 2 works best for me, nice capture and control of verticals.
    • 18 Dec 2013 4:07PM
  • Oil cans on locomotive

    Nice idea, you have got a good lead from right too left. I think the image could do with darkening the bg and as a suggestion a bleach bypass and then finished off with a vignette to draw the attention to the central objects and theme.

    Regards Rod
    • 18 Dec 2013 4:03PM
  • LeJog No 21 Rover 90

    Lovely image nicely composed and perfectly suited to the mono treatment, I certainly remember these Rovers. The rain is a nice effect too, but looks like it was photo shopped, though could be wrong.
    • 18 Dec 2013 3:53PM
  • Poplar Hawk Moth

    Thanks Moira and Daryl and thanks for the processing tip Moira. I actually liked the bg it seemed to bring the image to life, but on reflection you are both absolutely right. I'll give it another go and upload a version in the near future.
    As a final comment I can only commend this type of critique which is very helpful, so thanks again for this constructive critique Moira and Daryl.

    Regards Rod
    • 17 Dec 2013 12:49PM
  • Hanging around !!

    Lovely capture and wonderfully composed and simple.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:53AM
  • Marbled White

    Beautiful capture and composition the colours and texture work lovely against a nicely diffused background.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:52AM
  • Breaking Ice

    Love this if only I could have something like this in my neighbourhood, cracking dramatic image.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:50AM
  • Both

    Quote:Not sure about the composition with the elbow not in shot

    But a the image has a really nice feel to it with the ambiance and subtle lighting of the bg.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:48AM
  • Waiting

    Nice atmospheric capture works well in mono. I'm looking at it and wondering if the gentleman was holding a cane/walking stick it would benefit the picture.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:46AM
  • China girl

    Love the shot an excellent capture and idea well executed. Don't want to be picky about such a good image, but I think either it could have done with the other dressed fingernail in the frame for balance or remove the finger on the right.
    Regards Rod
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:43AM
  • big beady eyes!

    Beautiful beast and an excellent capture. Not sure but looks a tad over sharpened to me but it is difficult to no where to draw the line on such a subjective matter.
    Regards Rod
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:40AM
  • St.Paul's Cathedral

    Perhaps a bit more contrast in the sky and boost the clarity, vibrance and colour in the buildings and fg maybe. But a nice composition and image.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:36AM
  • Heston Island

    Nice capture and fg interest and composition. Could do with perhaps a bit more contrast and dynamism in the sky.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:32AM
  • Emergence of a Hawker

    Beautiful capture and natural history subject.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:29AM
  • Red Squirrel

    Cracking capture, sharp and detailed and I like the way the tree both supports and frames the squirrel.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:27AM
  • Coal Tit

    Beautiful sharp detailed capture, very well composed
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:25AM
  • Tynemouth.

    Nice capture, though I think it could do with a little foreground cropping out to just short of the road.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:22AM
  • Cambois

    Lovely capture and processing, I prefer v2 although I feel although either it is not quite level or suffering from some barrel distortion maybe.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:20AM
  • Yellow, Orange & Blue

    Lovely simple and clever abstract shot.
    • 17 Dec 2013 11:17AM
  • Summer Bugfest

    Cracking shot, this is actually a 5 spot Burnet (not sure which one) and they are not that common.
    • 16 Dec 2013 6:33PM