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Under the flowers

Under the flowers
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 2.0X
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-23 20:24
Viewed: 4848
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo from earlier this year. Its getting hard to find insects at the moment due to cold weather and rain so into the archives it was. This photo taken in Korea is one I have been debating about posting. I have played with the shot several times in photoshop and never been satisfied with it. Even using neat image to clean it up seemed to take something away from the picture. So I decided to run with the non-neat image shot and left the shot grainy as it seemed to have more detail to it. I cropped the shot abit but not much and I enhanced the colours a little to but thats it.
This shot was not easy to get. The tripod I used I had to flatten out the legs so the head was almost at ground level and the camera pointing up and under this flower. The flower was slightly drooped over which helped but it was very difficult to look in the view find without putting my head in the dirt. I snapped off a few shots and this one was the best.
I assume these are aphids but I liked this picture as it shows several stages of development for this insect.

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Salut Matthew
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue avec ce beau macro,les couleurs et la présentation tout est joli. Merci pour ta présentation qui est vraiment spéciale avec pas une ,pas deux mais trois insectes en même temps.
Bravo et merci....JP

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