The Red and… The Wasp (Stendhal)
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-10-10 8:12]
lovely macro shot, the image is very sharp, the red petals of the flower look beautiful, lovely poc,
well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- red45 (31094)
- [2007-10-10 8:18]
Beautifull picture and beautifull dedication my friend! Your note is as always great! It's real piece of art. Wasp looks like charging bull, very aggresive pose indeed. And black BG and red, delicate rose. Very symbolic composition. Excellent job!
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-10-10 8:29]
You present this wasp in a fine and unusual way: it is seldom we see a wasp from the front. Your high aperture has maximised the DOF and sharpness very effectively. Though the flash gives a night-time effect this could be quite appropriate as I'm sure your wife appreciates a rose presented in the evening!
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,
Best regards, Ivan
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-10-10 8:48]
So wonderful, Alexei,
the combination of that colours is pretty and we can see so many details on this wasp.
Thanks, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-10-10 8:50]
We certainly can't miss this one, he looks very threatening! I don't know the novel but it sounds very fitting. Excellent composition in fine colours with the wasp sharply in focus. Good note too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
- joey (24909)
- [2007-10-10 8:53]
a beautiful portrait of this wasp.
Lovely dedication to your wife aswell :)
+++ Exceptional sharpness and detail in this shot! Great central composition that draws the eye towards the menacing-looking head. Vivid colours especially from the red rose. Great DOF.
--- Nothing :)
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-10-10 8:55]
A lovely capture of this flower. This is a very creative and lovely shot. Well done.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-10-10 9:13]
This is such a complete post, well documented and much interesting :) I have heard about this novel but I have never read it... This is a great macro of this insect and yes, I agree, it is not often that we see them on roses... Details, POV, composition, exposure and colors are impressive and so is DOF! While writing this comment I smell rose, believe me, it's true; I can't explain it but I'm not joking :)! Thanks,
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-10-10 9:20]
colourful and fine macro with
good sharpness and nice exposure!
good work and tfs!
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-10-10 9:23]
une nouvelle macro extra de votre part,cette guepe est tres bien prise,notamment la tête qui est parfaitement nette.
les couleurs sont belles et vives.
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-10-10 11:17]
great macro shot with centered compo which is working well here. nice dof and lovely colours
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-10-10 11:52]
Lovely macro-shot Alex, I like so much the splendid defensive pose of the wasp, colors and sharpness are very good, black background contrast well with the red of flower,
cheer and thanks for sharing this very nice composition,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-10-10 12:53]
I love the picture and I love the dedication to your wife's roses. The wasp on the rose is wonderful and I like the head-on pose. Amazing details, wonderful colors, and a very unusual wasp shot.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-10-10 22:46]
Jolie guèpe prête à l'attaque.
- Photoslave (1199)
- [2007-10-11 0:11]
very nice image, excellent POV, colors and sharpness
- nick27 (299)
- [2007-10-11 0:19]
This photo is simply outstanding. The composition is great and the contrast in colours is amazing. Great POV.
Very Well Done,
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-10-11 0:26]
A strong point of view, and great details of course!
I like how you use the intensely red flower as a compositional element, as it really enhances the main subject!
Well framed and pin sharp details!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-10-11 1:54]
that looks very good, and reads very well, too! Another outstanding contribution from you my dear fried. Very high technical standards - amazing depth of field (f/36 - what a setting). Distinctly artistic poetic qualities, with loving care, fun and aggression.
Thank you! My best regards.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-10-11 3:49]
Another lovely macro shot from you, my friend, and a charming dedication. I'm sure she is happy with it :)
The face-to-face POV here is excellent and i'm also impressed with the DOF here: f/36...wow!
The details are all very clear and sharp and the colors are just beautiful!
Bravo and TFS
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-10-11 5:21]
Wonderful point of view. Excellent details/sharpness. Just a great shot!!!
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-10-11 8:36]
the colours are amazing and the details are very good
in this front viewed wasp.
The DOF is great for this close and no lack of sharpness for F32.
Well composed with good POV.
Very well done, my friend.
to this extraordinary portrait of a wasp I add my praise with pleasure. This is the kind of picture you like to look at for a long time. All details from Head to tail are there. You must use a sophisticated and powerfull flash to be able to work with f/36. Yet there are no disturbing shadows. Well done my friend.
My best regards,
- viv (3317)
- [2007-10-11 13:07]
It is a wonderfull composition, of the red and ... Your POV is very special and artistic.
I like it.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-10-11 13:35]
Fabulous image with razor sharp details, from your great focus and exposure. Your depth of field is phenomenal at f36. Thanks for sharing.
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2007-10-11 15:04]
Oh my , this bee looks like hes going to fly right out of my computer and sting me!! ouch! Great detail. love the bright red flower he rests on! Great shot. TFS
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-10-11 16:03]
What a remarkable and lovely note.
41*C. That's HOT.!!!
It will take some doing to keep the flowers alive.
I thought I had read a lot of them; Stendhal has escaped me.
Shall get it tomorrow.
Best of the best to you, Alexei.
Mario from the COLD.
That is an excellent macro shot. I like the head on POV here. Vibrant color saturation and very sharp detail. DOF is superb. How do tou get to f36?? My Canon 180mm macro only goes to f22. Great job my friend.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-10-12 1:09]
colores y detalles hermosos,
siempre genial :)
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-10-12 2:08]
Hola Alexei, esta toma nos recuerda por forma colores y composición a tu exitosa "rose to you" y aunque no tiene la elegancia de aquella, posee otros elementos diferentes que la hacen muy interesante. Cumple a la perfección unas normas para mi importantes ( y que yo no domino aún jeje ) que son iluminación, la profundidad, el enfoque, que la hacen una toma didáctica y práctica. Con ella puedes dar una buena clase de anatomía a los alumnos. Particularmente me gustan los fuertes contrastes creados. Es una foto sensacional.
Un saludo Alexei: J. Ignasi
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-10-12 2:51]
My woe continues, just marking the shot for the time being and will come back with a proper critique later. Sorry.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-10-12 6:48]
I'm always amazed how photogenic wasps are, and if they are on a red flower, the picture becomes striking. What I like a lot in this picture is the unusual point of view you have chosen.
Very pleased to read that you like "Le rouge et le noir". It was of my favourite books in my young days, and my son is named Julien, like the heroe of the book.
Thanks alot for your interesting picture and note
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-10-12 8:40]
Stunning colours, outstanding details and perfect composition! This is a truly wonderful posting
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-10-12 9:47]
Hi Alexei, inusual POV for this splendid wasp with great details, excellent contrast with red BG, very well done, ciao Silvio
- hester (11638)
- [2007-10-12 11:50]
The beautiful red of the rose is a lovely base for the insect. The use of the flash is excellent. Wonderful POV and pin sharp...although I don't like the look he is giving you :)
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-10-12 11:54]
Very nice shot of this Wasp,
Perfect composition,DOF and use of flash,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-10-12 19:46]
Alexei, Very lovely shot and what a focus. Lovely macro shot and great clarity. Simply amazing and awful. Ganesh
- NellyD (1783)
- [2007-10-13 10:02]
This is the first time that I see a wasp this close and you've made a very good macroshot here.
Details, sharpness and composition is very good and I like the contrast of colours.
Thanks for sharing!
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-10-13 10:55]
Magnífica macro Alexei.
Hermosos colores y la combinación entre ellos.
Buena y extensa nota.
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-10-13 18:22]
What a beautiful image,love the colours and detail.
The colour combination are fantastic...Nice one Alexei...
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-10-14 9:03]
A superb macro with excellent details,colors and DOF and all this handheld,I am impressed of your steady hands,tfs
- arfer (0)
- [2007-10-14 15:11]
A very interesting POV on this shot.The lighting is excellent producing vivid and bold colour.The composition is very good .Well done.TFS
- Isu (1663)
- [2007-10-14 18:13]
Hola Alexei, excelente primer plano, fascinantes detalles el Insecto parece en actitu desafiante. Saludos Sira
- mlines (3116)
- [2007-10-15 3:54]
Hi Alexei, A brilliantly taken and coloured macro. So sharp and shows full bilogical details. Your work is of a very high standard, both macro and astronomical! THS, Murray.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-10-15 7:33]
Colossal! Amazing! Beautiful and terrific at a time, with the agressive pose of the wasp and the lovely color and texture of the flower. A fantastic combination between threat and subtlety. The analogy with Stendhal's novel is perfect.
Magnificent job, my friend.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing. I'm wishing to see the rest of your wife's marvellous roses.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-10-15 9:24]
I am sorry for lack of comments last time - there was really bussy period of time for me :)
This image is another example how using simple elements (I mean 1 wasp and 1 flower) good photographer can prepare a fantastic picture. POV is fantastic - both a very good portrait of insect and wide panorama for beautiful flower.
TFS and best regards from Lodz!
- metcher (4284)
- [2007-10-15 11:31]
Great macro. Very interesting composition. Lovely colors and what a depth!
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-10-15 14:55]
tres belle macro, belles couleurs nettes et claires, du beau travail
merci a toi
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-10-15 15:00]
Original y expresiva composición como nos tienes acostumbrados, con gran definición y buenos contrastes de colores, la nota muy amena y agradable, saludos
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-10-15 16:11]
Superbe macro de ce bel insecte,les couleurs sont jolies et détails sont d'une netteté impécables,c'est du très grand travail .
Amitiés et au revoir...JP
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-10-15 23:41]
The setting is very good. I liked the details a lot. Very good focus, sharpness and composition. TFS
- izler (44)
- [2007-10-16 4:59]
selam my friend
i like using of flash, high f levels under the day light for close-up working. sometimes i try like this. always you are presenting wonderful macro photos and composition, dark background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great in this photo
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-10-16 10:11]
hi; I was very bussy last time so that is the reason why I did not write any comments last days
excellent macro shot and very good composition of this insect .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-10-17 1:46]
Beautiful macro picture. Great color contrast. The image is sharp and well seen. The rose is very pretty. TFS.
- sily (1934)
- [2007-10-17 13:35]
Very strong colors and pose, I like the radiance and POV,I also like Stendal's novels, nice conecting this shot with his works trough colorful symbolic, great work!
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-10-18 16:39]
ohhh!... a marvelous picture! I like the contrast between the red flower and the wasp, a very strong visual impact, and with a superb sharpness and illumination
- grimmel (415)
- [2007-10-19 11:50]
fantastic close up ! very interesing and clear details.
attractive and bright colour combination.great POV.
well done ! best regards,
TFS - carole
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-20 16:00]
I enjoyed a lot reading the extensive note by your picture. Also I enoyed looking at the shot itself :-) Very nice, face-to-face, capture. The bright red colour of the rose adds some dynamics and suspense to this frame.
Best greetings from Poland!
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-10-21 13:02]
dead on in your face and slightly aggressive...i dont like them this close having been stung often
but love the way you portray this one..
the deep red plushness makes the wasp more 'friendly' and shows well the black and orange markings
- PDP (11769)
- [2007-10-28 15:03]
Hi Alexei, very good! Very strong composition and striking colours and positioning. The yellow of the wasp looks excellent against the red of the petals. Well done.
- Ena (2454)
- [2007-11-09 10:45]
Wonderful photo! Love the combination of colors! Good sharpness and composition!
- nimou (3171)
- [2007-11-10 13:35]
Very nice composition. Very good lighting.
Gorgeous and vibrant colors.