It's all in the balance !!

By bricurtis
It's all in the balance !!

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

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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

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Tags: Insects General Ladybird Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Dandelions Wildlife and nature

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
6 Feb 2013 6:05PM
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

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lovely detail beautiful photo like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
6 Feb 2013 6:24PM

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 Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Feb 2013 6:38PM
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 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:51PM
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 Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 6:56PM
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 Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
6 Feb 2013 7:03PM
Many thanks to Adrian and Ronnie for returning to this image - it really is appreciated.SmileSmile

Brian.
6 Feb 2013 7:06PM
The macro master strikes again Smile Pure Class Bri
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:54PM
A masterpiece Brian
beautifully captured
Lillian
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:25PM
Superb macro Brian.

Ken
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
6 Feb 2013 8:34PM
Brilliant detail and colour in the ladybug Brian; almost jumps off the screen Smile Another beauty!
Rende
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
6 Feb 2013 9:20PM
It's still a cracker, Bri.
Colin
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
6 Feb 2013 9:38PM
Thanks for the return visit Colin.

Brian.
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:56PM
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 Plus
9 3 71 England
6 Feb 2013 11:04PM
Utterly incredible quality of capture on the Ladybird Brian. The whole image is top drawer stuff but the Ladybird is outstanding..GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
6 Feb 2013 11:34PM
Great work Bri
7 Feb 2013 12:40AM
A lovely image........Sandy
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 7:28AM
Pin sharp and I do like the background as it isn't obtrusive.
Ann
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
7 Feb 2013 5:49PM
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 Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
7 Feb 2013 7:56PM

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 8 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 9:47PM
Great macro work Brian, lovely detail, very well done mate, must say its good to be back too.Smile
Regards ShaunWink
9 Feb 2013 12:15PM
Fine work Brian.
David
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:53PM
Your photos of ladybirds are amazing - well captured Brian SmileSmile
Helen

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