I like the contrast achieved with a flash, it sets the flower nicely apart from the environment. In your "Photo info" it says "Flash did not fire".
Are the granules flower buds or unripe fruits? The wilted leaves suggest the latter.
My best regardes, Dietrich
that's it ! You know all the angles of good bird photography. Thanks for presenting the hovering Tern on TN .
My best regards, Dietrich
your exotic (for me, a Swiss) pictures from Tasmania on TN are a great joy. I also wish to make you a compliment on the extensive notes. Please continue to publish material on TN.
My best regards, Dietrich
you are seeking perfection! Your long familiarity with the mediterranean fauna shows too. The combination of both is irresitible !
Thanks Laurens for the presentation of many Buprestids on TN and for your instructive workshops.
Chapeau and Greetings to you, Laurens Dietrich
very good, a first time on TN! I admire your way that you identify the Geometridae species. I use the "Guide des papillons nocturnes de France" (R. Robineau et al. 2007) but the pictures are small and I spend hours guessing.
My best regards to you, Luciano.
I like your Oil beetle, you got it in focus from head to tail ! I found a web site for ID of Meloë: http://www.coleo-net.de/coleo/texte/meloe.htm. With this list of European species I arrive at Meloë proscarabaeus (L.). largely due to the nicked antenna, the black colour and the body proportions.
I did some work in the late 60ties on raising
it is very good and you know it certainly. What if you lower the Colour temperature? Maybe the butterly would even more stand out with its interesting colours. And maybe this is a matter of taste and of the reigning light condition. Just a thought.
I wish you a pleasant weekend ! Dietrich
now I know that Peonia is out in the wild in your part of the country, beautiful ! I have only one problem with the picture, you turned it sidewise. It is also quite clear why you did it, the TN site does not present pictures in portrait position well. A way out would be to show the same picture on your own website and make a link in the note of the TN picture. It works, I tried it (see ). It is explained summarily in "About/ FAQ/ 12".
I like your White throated Kingfisher a lot because it's an "unusual" shot from behind and somewhat below, the sun behind you. Good ! In this way the brilliant blue colours dominate. The only small problem is the focus which is not on the eye. Thanks for presenting the wonderful bird. Greetings, Dietrich
as you say: always nice to see ... You got the moth completely flat, so you go to 1/800 sec and f/4 in normal daylight. Good result!
Best regards, Dietrich