Sunflower Seed Bug
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-02-26 10:13]
Very good photo of a bug!
Excellent on details!
Very good DOF and BG!
- Nicolas (259)
- [2006-02-26 10:24]
Thank Loot for this verry nice capture. Very nice color and BG.
- Gargouille (177)
- [2006-02-26 10:37]
This picture is wonderfull. Your note was very interesting. I have myself pretty much given up on pictures without a tripod, although I do not find it practical tro always have it with me... And then we also have to contend with the wind... These little beasts can move a lot with the wind! Continue the good work!
- peter_stoeckl (11384)
- [2006-02-26 11:26]
from Hyaenas, Lions and Zebras you are switching to Bugs!
Great shot. Phantastic colours. Beautiful, very simple, powerful and dynamic composition.
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-02-26 12:04]
Hallo Loot ,Good macro photo ,very aparte bug ,beauty colours details pov and dof ,very nice ,thanks ,greeting Teunie .
- klennon79 (0)
- [2006-02-26 12:04]
Amazing detail and color Loot! Great close-up shot of this beautiful insect. The designs and vibrant colors are amazing. Really nice capture!
- blue-velvet29 (912)
- [2006-02-26 12:30]
Great composition, DOF and POV. Beautiful colors. Well done!
- Betty (186)
- [2006-02-26 13:46]
Amazing creature! very nice colours. TFS
What a colorful little critter, Loot. A great macro, especially for a first time. Congratulations. Very sharp details and intense colors. Very informative note as well. Your enthusiasm is catching. TFS. : )
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-02-26 20:30]
Very nice macro shot!
Excellent composition, great colours,
very POV and DOF.
Thanks for sharing!
a very nice close-up.
Good exposure, very good POV and composition.
The blurred BG is also nice.
I'm agree with Howard in his comment. You need a real tripod for this close-up. Not only for the camera-shakings,
you work with shallow DOF, even at f16-f22 the the DOF is only a couple of mm. It you move your camera just a wee bit towards/forwards when you release, the subject will be very soft.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2006-02-27 17:09]
A great macro shot of this amazing insect, Loot!
I often marvel at the strange markings that some creatures are endowed with, this is another great example.
It appears as though he is wearing a shield of armor on his back, and the design is quite elaborated isn't it.
Wonderful details, colors, POV, exposure, BG and pose.
Thank you once again for a great job!
- luislourobd (2176)
- [2006-03-02 4:33]
Great macro, love the colors!!!
- Luc (14767)
- [2006-03-02 21:07]
Very good. You would have a better DoF at at least Aperture: f/8. You can also use the flash to increase the shutter speed.
Thank you, Loot.
Sorry, I have no time today to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.
"Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another." ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-03-21 6:54]
great macro with nice beautiful details!
Good POV, DOF, colours and composition!
Hey, you found my insect wearing pijamas!!!
Just kidding. But it looks like from the same family of my post "kale's bug". Nice colours, POV and sharpness! GREAT capture, Loot!
- anahory (1377)
- [2006-06-11 18:39]
outstanding macro with great DOF and sharpness ( handheld and no fash!).
the colours are fantastic...nature always surprise me!
- parvulescubio (1541)
- [2007-01-20 4:37]
- betsie (0)
- [2008-05-30 0:11]
Hierdie lyk net so unreal! Ongelooflike kleure. Jy het net die kuns om die beste in alles uit te bring. (kyk maar hoe mooi het jy my plooie gemaak :-)
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-06-21 4:28]
Ek lees jou storie aangaande jou vroëre gespartel met die makro fotografie en die goggas wat nie wil saamwerk nie. Ek het nogal lekker hier gesit en giggel terwyl ek myself indink hoe dit moes lyk. Daar is egter 'n duidelike vordering wat jy gemaak het vanaf hierdie eerste tree wat jy op die gebied gegee het.
Hierdie foto is ten spyte van al die groei pyne tog steeds nie te onooglik nie. Indien die diepte van veld so klein bietjie wyer was en ek vormoed ook dat as jou photoshop ondervinding so klein bietjie meer gevorderd was dan sou hierdie foto waarskynlik so 'n rapsie anders gelyk het. Dit is egter steeds 'n goeie foto van hierdie ou stink gogga.