Woody Wood Pecker and Mr. Bumble Bee
- blakitan (5517)
- [2006-08-15 0:43]
Superb sharpness of the flower, and great blurry BG. Well composed. Frame color is too strong [at least for my eyes].
That is a very beautiful flower. Vibrant colors look great. The blue sky backround really adds to this shot. Detail is nice and sharp in the bloom. My only suggestion would have been to try and find an angle that had no branches. They distract our eyes away from the main subject. This may not have been possible though. The other option would be to clone them out in post processing. With the small point and shoot cameras it is very difficult to control the DOF and throw them out of focus. Still a very nice shot!
- fragman (39687)
- [2006-08-15 11:22]
very nice picture, though I don't like the pink frame. The flower looks like Pseudobombax, belonging to the Bombacaceae (Baobab Tree family). Ori
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-08-15 13:02]
Glad to see you back Kathy,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours and lighting. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed, well framed (although a bit pink for my taste) and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.
- Hil (5035)
- [2006-08-15 18:40]
Nice shot of a really unusual flower, the pink stands out really nice against the blue sky BG.
REgards Hilary :)
- aido (4046)
- [2006-08-15 18:43]
What spectacular colours! I really like the POV too, with the 'eyes' under the pink wig this reminds me of Number 5 from Short Circuit :-) Back to reality, it's a lovely shot, the POV is excellent, framing the pink flower against the blue sky, DOF is good (very shallow for f/11) and highlights the subject well. The pink frame is a bold statement I think but it's perfect here. A lovely shot, great work.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-08-16 8:54]
What a strange creation... But beautiful!
The shining red is really eye-catching... Great macro quality!
If I were you I'd reconsider the red frame as it steals some attention that rightfully should go to the image...
You have shared a very artistic and beautiful close-up of charming flower. The colours and lighting of your picture are astonishing and amazing. Superb DOF and POV. Excellent details and exposure. Perfect done and TFS. My congratulation and best re-gards.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-08-19 19:14]
OK - My wife says.. It looks like a wild retro haircut :) Wild color too, it really jumps out at you, with the help of that great blue BG. The bee is a nice bonus, and you've done a nice job with the border as well.
Well done and TFS!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-08-20 9:43]
Tres belle presentation de cette jolie fleur.Les couleurs et les details sont jolis.La présentation est très belle.
Merci et au revoir...JP
- osse (7805)
- [2006-09-08 20:55]
Beautiful flower. Great colours, sharpnes, light, details and POV. To strong frame colour it catching your eyes :(
Well done Kathy
LOL i am looking for the name of this tree too!!! Please feel free to fill me in what its called!!