Nicccccccccce one mike,
Good sharp detail, excellent colours and great bonus bug.
The DOF is spot on. If your 100th post is anything like your first 99, it will be very good, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
Have a great weekend Mike, Thanks for posting.
- zenitlady (794)
- [2005-05-27 15:38]
Hi Mike! Fragrant honeysuckle, one of my favourites! Thought you had us fooled, eh? That IS a bug I see, isn't it? LOL! Oh well, how could he resist such aroma? Lilacs and honeysuckles, best of the best. Lovely composition and great frame! Great POV--hope it wasn't muddy! Great job! Linda
Hi mike and excelent image inclueding the standin parasitic / hunting wasp who is trying to musle in on the picture.
As to the ident , are you sure it is Honeysuckle Lonicera sp. and not Aquilegia formosa a (Columbine) native to north america I am going by the way the flower is hanging and the spurs extending behind the stalk. have a look at this image click here .
Still a good image though TFS
Hope this is of help Robert
Hey Mike this is wonderful!
I had to look twice to see if this was really your posting....
Then I spotted it - the bug, ever so slightly concealed in the folds of this beautiful, well captured flower.
Well done and thank you!!!
Don't despair, Mike, you will get your groove back, I'm sure.
BTW, I am also looking forward to your next 100.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-05-27 21:56]
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: goooooood.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-05-28 3:53]
Wonderful close up.Vivid colors,lighting,details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-05-28 6:43]
Great work Mike, beautiful capture! I like the soft light that seems to filter from above here..Excellent colors, DOF and light..Thanks for the bug also..Glad to hear you are on the path...to truth that is!!! Well done my friend..
- optic (0)
- [2005-05-28 7:26]
You did a great photo, i like the vivid colours and the sharpness is great, very well done!
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-05-28 7:54]
I liked this nicccce flowers very much.Vivid colors,DOF and BG are perfect.Superb composition.Thanks for sharing.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-05-28 9:21]
Très belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour cette Ancolie. Très jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Wonderful & very Well Done !!!
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-05-28 16:01]
Showing us the softer side, Mike. :) Very nice composition and details. There had to be a bug in there or I would have doubted its authenticity. :)
Very well done.
- hekcik (1827)
- [2005-05-29 15:50]
Very nice composition and details.
Excellent colours and background.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-05-31 16:28]
Interesting flower Mike. Tough work with these hanging down and being bunched but I think you pulled it off well. Nice lighting and colours. The little wasp/sawfly is a bonus. Well done.
- LCannon (3107)
- [2005-06-21 18:40]
Well you did manage to sneak the bug into this one. I love the deep colors and the way the flower is hanging down, I never know how to photograph this particular flower since it is hanging down, I always want to lay under it ;-) Very nice colors and lighting.