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Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
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Apple blossom on our tree yesterday plus small beetle.
Monopod, macro lens, natural light
· Date: Tue May 5, 2015 · Views: 347 ·
Keywords: Apple blossom beetle
Camera Make / Model: Canon 400D
Lens Make / Focal Length: Sigma 105 macro
State / County / Area Image Taken: Harlow, Essex
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Tue May 5, 2015 5:28pm

From a technical viewpoint this is probably the best being sharper over a greater area. The soft foreground/background creates a feeling of dreaminess. One thing I might change (a personal view) is to crop from the righ to the top of the lower right leaf. This places the blossom firmly in the lower right corner and enhances the effect of the stamens radiating out to the opposite corner.

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
Tue May 5, 2015 5:59pm

HI Vic,
yep can see that, it was cropped but not enough.... ;-)

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,706
Wed May 6, 2015 12:08am

I tried Vic's suggested cropping and I liked what I saw... sort of an exploding feel to the resulting image. I like the delicate feel of the elements of the image, the muted colors (which as with the previous insect composition is served well by the contrast between the colors of the image and the black background color of the viewing page) and the clarity of detailing which makes me wish that we had some flowers in bloom to check out with my macro lens for a similar view.


Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Sun May 10, 2015 1:40am

A beauty Rob, love the softer appearance and colours,

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