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Somebody told me it was spring....
Somebody told me it was spring....

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Challenge: Delicate II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: My conservatory
Date: Jan 18, 2010
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010

This delicate tulip provided much needed fodder for this ladybird waking up much too early...as you can see the pollen gave the whole insect a light dusting..

Ladybirds are affectionately called Bishy Barney Bee here in Norfolk

Place: 4 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.5297
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9815
Avg (non-participants): 6.7091
Views since voting: 2106
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 219
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/01/2010 12:48:39 PM
Beautiful & perfect for the challenge. Congrats on number 4!
01/27/2010 12:40:47 PM
Thank you so much to everybody who took the time out to vote and leave comments on this image.

The ladybird appeared to have just woken from hibernation and I put it inside the tulip in my conservatory - it gorged itself on pollen and also got it's shell well covered with the pollen - hence the insect looking a bit fluffy.

After a while he crept through the petals obviously to find another hidey hole to wait out the rest of the winter - luckily I was ready with my camera and succeeded in capturing him and my best ever score since becoming a member a month ago.

Thank you all again.

01/27/2010 12:21:48 PM
Congrats on placing well.....lovely shot and now I know about "Bishy Barney Bees" !!!
Well Done
01/27/2010 08:07:32 AM
beautiful image~
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2010 06:49:33 PM
I really love this one. The only thing is that the lady bug looks a little...funny. It looks like it has a texture to it. Was this something to do with the bug itself or the editing on the pic? Either way, takes away from it a little, but not enough to not love the photo. 9.
01/23/2010 01:47:07 PM
This really does say 'delicate' to me. Nicely done!
01/22/2010 09:26:58 PM
Great high-key tones in this photograph. The little lady looks so fragile though and the curve of green stem is superbly delicious.
01/22/2010 09:45:35 AM
great work 10
01/21/2010 02:53:16 PM
There are several photographs in this challenge worthy of a top place. And this is one of them, for sure. I would, without any hesitation, hang this up in my house.
01/21/2010 12:39:22 AM
Love this one
01/20/2010 08:03:31 PM
Outstanding. Wonderful light and the pastel color really drew my eye to the delicate nature of this image. The little tiny insect just adds the delicate feel. Outstanding shot. 10
01/20/2010 07:08:39 PM
one of my favorites. more sharpness on the insect would've been great!
01/20/2010 03:01:10 PM
This is my favourite, absolutely beautiful!!!
01/20/2010 11:14:07 AM
I'm not a fan of pastels or light colors but I will put my personal preferences aside as I vote. The lighting is great and well composed. So despite it not being a fan of the colors I give it a 9.
01/20/2010 09:27:56 AM
Lovely pastels here, good job!

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