Well isn't this nice! I was born in Cleveland and pretty much raised on the border of Cleveland and Fairview, so I spent all of my time on the woods of Rocky River Reservation of the metro park system. I worked for Sun News..and I am so happy to see another from Ohio in here on TN. You are most certainly a nice addition to say the least. Frankly I am simply happy to see any photos from my old stomping grounds so this to me is a very nice start or place to start and thanks so much for sharing this and I hope many more.
very beautiful butterfly and its macro shot. Interesting, but nice POV. composition, focus, details fine. good work. TFS, well done
Pretty shot. I'll give you a name for it, but is a scientific one. no ideea what the english name is.
anyway, it is Vanessa atalanta from Nymphalidaceae family and it is quite common thrugout North America and Europe, including a large part of Russia.
A nice photo, I like the POV, only quibble is that the white spots on the insect's wings are over-exposed, so detail is blown out. That's a tough situation to expose for, as the insect's wings have very light and very dark parts. I think maybe a fill-flash might have been called for. I've had trouble with situations like that too, so I know how hard that can be to expose correctly. I try to expose for the highlights and then bring up the middle tones in Photoshop, works OK, but some noise reduction is often required in that situation.
- [2008-02-20 10:11]
Petrudamsa identified it correctly - it's a Red Admiral, which is the common name!
Yep, a red admiral. A beauty at that!
I'm so looking forward to the return of these amazing creatures to my neck of the woods.
Great color, wonderful composition. I wonder if you had tried a lower ISO and wider aperture if there would have been less noise...I don't know and I always feel bad saying anything because I sure don't want to sound like I know what I'm doing....I'm just learning. I just thought it might have reduced the noise a little.
But this is a gorgeous shot!!!