A Strange World
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-08-09 8:43]
Hi Bob. This looks so much like a fly i put on just a few days ago and did not know the ID. well itdid not take to long before a good friend came up with a DEXIA Fly It looks about right to me. Anyway what ever its a fine close up with good detail and naturaul colour. I like the pose on the thistle.well done TFS.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-08-09 8:48]
Hi Bob,another great pic,how to transorm the nature in art is your signature! Beautifull work,soft colors and perfects details,my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-08-09 8:57]
Yes, flies are like that! Most times you cannot get near them whilst other times you can almost touch them with the camera. I think stealth works well!
I thought at first that the fly had a punk hairdo! No! Just the detailed parachutes of the thistle!
I like the way you can clearly see how the fly is balancing on the dead thistle.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-08-09 9:04]
Hello Bob, Nice composition and good note. Your presentation is always good and you have the way to put the nature art. Ganesh smiley tmrw
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-08-09 9:08]
You see much prettier things on your morning walks than I do. I did see three young roadrunners chasing each other but they were too fast for me to get a picture. Other than that it was brush, cactus and Quails. This fly probably wanted his photo taken because he matched the thistle down so well. This is very pretty - I like the soft colors and the wonderful textures.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-08-09 9:10]
Nice shot Bob,
To me a fly is a fly, so I can't help on the ID. I never realized how many different types of the same insect there are until I joined TN. I'm sure someone will be able to give you a positive identification though.
It's nice you have a weed field nearby, it seems to harbor a large assortment of subjects for you.
Rosie and I were up early this morning as we went down to IHOPS for breakfast. I'm not sure if I'll get out for some picture taking today or not. We have a 25th. anniversary party to go to later on this afternoon.
Thanks for sharing your images!!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-08-09 9:29]
What a nice, refined work. Brilliant image of a very cute scene. Faded flowers create an amazing composition and crisp sharp and perfect detailed image of the fly is its decoration. Remote and nicely blurred BG is great for this well illuminated (by pleasant soft light) subject. Bravo. Well done. I also like note. My best wishes.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-08-09 10:18]
This is a lovely image of beautiful Thistle seeds with a small visitor! Excellent focus and fine details of the Fly and I love the light and the sharp details of the Thistle too. Lovely colours and the beautiful natural background makes it stand out very nicely. Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-09 10:22]
Both the fly and the thistledown that it is on are fascinating but for me frustrating because I can't ID them.
Nevertheless the quality of the image is great with fine sharpness and the composition pleasing.
Thanks for sharing this interesting image and for your kind words on my second TN anniversary, Bob.
All the best,
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-08-09 10:46]
This would be a nice image of just the thistles but the fly adds a nice focal point and it's color ties nicely to the background greens. Some of the small pocket cameras do an amazing jog... particularly macros. Sometimes I wonder why I lug around pounds and pounds of equipment.
Evelynn ; )
- shabsslg (913)
- [2008-08-09 11:47]
A very good surroundings, I would say bob.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-08-09 17:58]
Hello Bob. This is really good. Well placed fly and the flower in the frame. Sharp focus from Leica with very good silenced perspective.n Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-08-10 5:58]
nice capture, your leica is still doing the job well for you, the thistle looke beautiful and the fly look sharp, nice composition,
tfs & regards
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-08-10 13:43]
Very good shot of the fly and the dead thistle Bob. Both are nice and sharp, good focus and colours too.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2008-08-10 14:10]
Bob, my dear friend,
Yes, it's not easy to approach a fly.
You were sooooooo lucky.
It looks like a common house fly; but then, what do I know???
Mario in a much WARMER Calgary with friendly greetings.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-08-10 18:14]
excellent nature shot with the insect and flower/plant,
fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and rich details,