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Top secret task (The End)

Top secret task (The End)
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro (D), Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 55 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 10:10
Viewed: 3534
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Top secret task (Part 1)" - http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Ukraine/photo59026.htm

The unscientific explanation.
As it is seen on the picture, there are a priceless cargo between hind paws of the insect. And it is occupied with the most responsible affairs - a bearing posterity. This completely excuses its for shown inaction in my eyes.

Macro (1:1)
Full absence of a wind

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Hi Alexei,
a vey nice macro with good POV and DOF, the shallow DOF brings out the bug nicely from the BG. Well composed and good details.
Well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-15 11:16]

Hi Alexei,

A very nice macro shot of this balancing bug,
well seen and captured,


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-06-15 12:47]

Hi Alexei,

Excellent close-up. Focus is very sharp and perfect exposure shows full of details in the darkest area. Red color contrast beautifully against the blured BG. Tight cropping really emphase the attention on the bug and the eggs.

Splendid close-up and TFS.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-16 3:47]

Hi Alexei,
Very good details on this one!
lovely colors and BG.

Decisamente bella!
Complimenti Alexei, bella composizione con dettagli precisi.


The Composition, POV, DOF, BG and detail shown are great. TFS,

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-16 8:02]

Hi Alexei,
A beautiful shot, excellent details and colours. Great exposure, perfect DOF and framing, excellent shot.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-17 5:18]

very nice macro shot! great focus and details on subject. very well composed. tfs

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-27 3:25]

Hello Alexei,
An excellent macro,I've not seen a ladybird with eggs before.
A great POV,good sharp detail and nice contrasting colours.
Great shot.


Wow Alexei! The detail is incredible in this wonderful closeup macro you can see every little hair on its legs. :)

Hi Alex!
Very interesting capture. Perfect POV and exposure, great detail, good, tight framing, beautiful colors. Congratulations,

Great close up. Very vivid colours

Hello Alexei!
Very nice picture with very colourful beetle (I will send you ID later).
Nice POV and good DOF.
I also like the pose of the beetle :)
Greetings from Lodz,

Hello Alexei,
Great macro picture. Razor sharp with vivid colors. Details and texture are well shown. TFS and with best regards,

What an amazing macro MF! Where will this ladybug deposit these eggs?
The detail is is well detailed! Right down to the two toes/hooks on each leg. Tfs, Jay

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-03 10:49]

Hello Alex,
Very nice profile of this Clytra species (family Chrysomelidae). I like very much the way diffused light created almost 3D look.
Best greetings,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-07 13:39]

hello my friend
another wonderful macro photo of this beautiful and interesting bug
composition, point of view, blurred background, depth of field, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Terrific shot with great DOF & clarity. Truly an amazing shot.

Oct 19, 2008

I had one captured something like this but the cropping is not as tight as this. Really good macro fot this little bug in fine pov. The back is like a plastic toy. Very well captured. Thanks for sharing and warmest regards. Jusni

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-12-30 10:34]

Today i picked up a not recent photo from your gallery.
This image is very sharp and the POV is unusual but interesting. Great work.

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