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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Ones You Like Most! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-01 4:11
Viewed: 4700
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ranunculus is a large genus of about 400 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. It includes the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine.

Buttercups usually flower in April or May but flowers may be found throughout the summer especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonisers as in the case of garden weeds.

All Ranunculus species are poisonous when eaten fresh by cattle, horses, and other livestock, but their acrid taste means they are usually left uneaten. Poisoning can occur where buttercups are abundant in overgrazed fields where little other edible plant growth is left, and the animals eat them out of desperation.

(edited from Wikipedia)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-01 4:14]

Hi Pablo.
I welcome your new type of photography hearty. Your close-up shot is simply amazing especially colour palette , lights and darks. This is really art approach. I also like excellent details and sharpness of the insect and flower petals, nice composition and framing. My compliments and kind regards.

hi pablo,
nice shot, well composed with fine pov, i specially liked the contrast between the bg and the flower and the way you have framed this shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Pablo,
a wonderful close-up - this motive is beautiful with the little insect inside and the BG is excellent with the soft flower there.
Very well done, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Pablo,
Excellent lighting. very good details and POV. BG is also very nice. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Pablo,
This is wonderful. I like the curve stem and well saturated yellow. Perfect sharpness on the subject and nice blur in the background. Very well done.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-07-01 5:45]

Hola Pablo.
Unos efectos maravillosos. Buen bg y estupenda profundidad de campo.
Saludos, Sira.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-01 6:16]

Hi Pablo,
This is a fabulous portrait shot. Brilliant yellow colour and perfectly exposed. Very neat and sharp image and the fly adds so much action to the frame. The OOF BG looks magnificent and compliments well. Excellent POV and superb composition. Kudos.

Hi Pablo,
An artistic composition, I like it.
Nice color and details, great BG. The graceful curve of the flowers stem adds greatly :)

Hello Pablo,
Those flowers must exist almost all over the world! This is a very nice capture with excellent lightning and mood. Composition, colors and framing are beautiful! Thanks,

Hi Pablo,
A lovely capture of this flower!
I like so mucht he soft treatment you give to the image, to take the best of this delicate flower.
It's so good the DOF to isolate the subject, and the ligthtin on it and on the insects.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Buttercup is my wifes nickname. Very clear and colorful shot. Well composed...Nice framing and great notes...


Great closeup. This is another one of those shots that has a romantic look to it...like there's a hidden message involved.

Hi Pablo, this is a very well composed shot of this buttercup with the wasp. You have just the right angle to show us the interior of the flower, and the wasp covered in the yellow pollen. The lighting is very good with excellent exposure on the flower, but a darker contrast around and behind the plant. Pulling the yellow into the frame is a nice touch.

Thanks, John

Hello Pablo,
What a wait for your excellent posting always!
I loved the soft-tone of the picture with the sharpness on the insect, good contrast!
very well done

  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-01 10:57]

Hello Pablo. A beautiful composition here, well framed and showing the Buttercup in all its glory. Amazing fine detail and sharpness, wonderful colours and shadows and the insect is the icing on the cake. This is a very creative and lovely shot.

Love the flower & the insect.
Very well frammed and presented.
EXCELLENT clarity.
GREAT composition.
Best regards,

Hi Pablo, splendid flower with brillant yellow color, excellent sharpness, great details and wonderful elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo!
Awesome macro of both the buttercup and the wasp...love the color and the background...great shot. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Welland Canal (18) *" :o)

Hi Pablo,
Nice photo, I like the composition being dark with the bright yellow center. It shows the insect of nicely.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-02 2:14]

Hola amigo Pablo,
original trabajo en tu galería,
nitidez y bello pov,
excelentes detalles,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-02 3:37]

Hello Pablo,
Beautiful capture of a buttercup flower visited by a sawfly. This is nice and sharp and the BG makes it look like an oil painting.
It would also look great without it but the sawfly adds an extra touch. I don't know the species but sawflies lay their eggs by using a 'saw' at the tip of the abdomen to open the leaf up put the eggs into the incision. They are a type of wasp.
TFS and have a good week!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-02 5:43]

Hi Pablo.
Very beautiful art-picture.I admire your work with light here.Amazing composition with lighting yellow flower in the middle of dark background.Also very nice position this insect with good details.Slightly blurred petals functions here very well.My compliments and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Eclairage intéressant qui donne un bon cliché.
Bonne journée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-02 7:34]

Hello Pablo,
Very beautiful view of this buttercup against the dark background. I think I would have preferred it without the insect but it is still very lovely and artistic. Nicely framed too.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Impressive subject today! Great looking.
Best wishes,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-02 8:37]

Hello Pablo,
Beautiful close up.Nicely exposed and composed.POV,contrast between flower and dark BG,lighting and framing are excellent.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-02 19:01]

Hello Pablo

A very informative note.The image is artistically done,with excellent colour saturation and very good lighting and contrast.The DOF and POV are very good,and the details are sharp.The frame is very nice.TFS


Hello Pablo !
Another great picture !
What I like most here is the composition and the intense yellow color of the flower, standing out so nicely on the dark blurred BG. Awesome details and wonderful frame which works very well with this picture. Also very nice to have an insect on the flower, looks great. Very well done !

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-03 12:14]

Hi Pablo

That is a lovely shot of the buttercup with it's visitor. Excellent POV and details on such a small flower. The light and colours are just amazing. It almost glows. Excellent DOF as well



Greetings Pablo,
My first impression- This is a lovely tender shot.
The way the flower stem is bending it's like it is presenting itself to the insect. And the insect accepts and the symbiosis
of life continues on.
The blurred dark BG is very nice. Perhaps just a bit more DOF to bring all the petals into focus may be helpful.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-03 23:27]

Hello Pablo,

Nicely exposed and composed close-up shot, is simply amazing especially colour palette, very good details and POV. Very well frame too.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-07-04 0:26]

Bonjour Pablo,
Wooow ! You are an artist with smart composition ! I like this way how you made this close-up. The blue flower stands out of the dark background. And the insect is a nice bonus. The frame matches well. Useful note.
Bravo my friend and TFS.

bonjour pablo
une belle composition,l'exposition est tres bonne que ce soit sur la fleur comme sur l'insete,je trouve juste que cela est un petit peu eloigner pour bien voir l'insecte.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-05 0:01]

Hi Pablo

I really like the way you have made this buttercup 'glow' in the picture. A truly beautiful posting. The insect is an added bonus.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-05 0:52]

Hello Pablo,
You made a very artistic composition, using a magnificent light on this buttercup visited by a little wasp. The background is of great beauty too. Excellent and fine work
Best regards

Hi Pablo,
This image is just stunning, everything about it composition, colour, detail, right down to the framing spot on....Nice job Rick

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-05 11:26]

Perfect colours, outstanding details and a daring (for TN) frame (^o^)
this is simply delightful, Pablo!

Hi Pablo,
In Australia we buy these Ranunculus as seedlings and plant them in the garden and nurture them. Hard to believe they could possibly be a weed. You image is wonderful and capturing the insect was an added bonus. I like your choice of border and the background colour is superb as it makes the Buttercup stand out so well.

Hi Pablo,
A beautiful composition! Rich colors and sharp detail. Nice light and a well controled DOF. Looks great!

Bonjour Pablo,
Beautiful composition, nice shot and well composed and excellent POV. and colors..Have a nice day .

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-07-06 18:03]

Hello Pablo!
All of your captures are artistic - this is no exception. Artististic result is enhanced by the minimalistic composition. Delicate framing in the colour of the flower is amazingly becomming.

Beauty composition, Pablo!
You described buttercup here yet, and I see some insect, moze then wasp even.
Blurred background is from reflection yellow colour nicely. Frame box pleases me.
It congratulates - Roma

Hello Pablo,

Spectacular light in this picture! Great POV, BG and colours as well. Excellent notes.


What a pleasure going back to this lovely picture I missed during my transition period, Pablo!
Superb composition with great colours.
TFS and warm regards.

Magnifique, quelle précision, quelle netteté et quelle composition.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-15 11:24]

Hi Pablo,
wonderful shot, the narrow POV works very well with the lighting. Wonderful how he focus sits on the bright colors and the insect.
Very nice work.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-18 5:39]

salut Pablo,
olala quelle petite merveille que tu nous offres là. Magnifique composition avec un contraste spectaculaire des couleurs qui guide le regard sur le centre de la fleur.
tout à fait exceptionnel


I haD THEM IN MY YARD, so pretty. two bugs add to the nature apsect! Excellent work!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-07-20 11:22]

hello pablo
there are two different and interesting natural objects with beautiful composition
i like point of view, colours, lighting, dark background, details, framing and note
thanks for sharing

Hi friend,
a good management of the light and the colours! The Details and DOF are great! Take care Ana:)

Hello Pablo I like the light and exposure with fine details and nice composition so sharp. Nice background with gentle tones. good work tfs rgds Necip

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the yellow flower and of the insect, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Pablo
Very nice portrait, with colour, composition, light and background of luxe.

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-08-08 19:40]

Hi Pablo
Lovely presentation.
The indispensable duo, one cannot live with the other.
Good sharpness with an effective bookeh.


Hi Pablo!
Very nice and very sharp picture with beautofull colors.I like the contrast between foreground and background very much,but maybe the background is a bit underexposed.Th frame looks good and matches well to the picture.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-23 9:41]

Hello Pablo, that one is really nice too, looks like a painting. Very well composed with a very good technical side. Thanks,


Hello Pablo. Nice macro at this buttercup with an added bonus of a bug perching on it. Stunning yellow petals against the well muted background is so pleasant in beautiful frame. Best regards. Jusni

Hallo Pablo
I was looking for an image I saw a while ago and came across this beautiful image in your gallery. I really like this image. What a delightful and sunny view. To me yellow always creates the feeling of cheerfulness and a sunny atmosphere. This is exactly what I see looking at this image. The flower itself is vivid and creates a feeling of spring in the air, and I am sure it is filled with pollen dust and that is why this insect is really having a ball of a time. The details of both the flower and the insect are just stunning and I cannot say one is better than the other. I like the way you fit the flower in the frame, makes the details more closely to observe and appreciate. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-21 20:28]

Hello Pablo,
an additional aecthetical value is added to your shot, the presence of that bee. Great focus on the action and lovely framing too. I like the deliberate blurred parts to emphasize on extra creative beauty of the minute flower.
Wonderful and excellent composition.


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