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lady love IV - reaching by lisarime lady love IV - reaching by lisarime
small series taken today in my grandparent's garden. I love this bug and I know it's mainstream, but hey, I want to get attention too and EVERYBODY loves ladybugs. ^^

others:
- part I: here I am!
- part II: upside down
- part III: going down
- part V: where are you?
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Such a beautiful piece. The way you've captured the ladybug is incredible, and the angle of the image is really good.

One thing that I love about this overall piece is how the ladybug has such sharpness and the surroundings are soft. The way you've used the focus to your advantage is brilliant.

The colours have come out so well in this piece as well. Even though the focus is mainly in favour of the ladybug, the colours of the surroundings contrast so well that it's still easy for the viewer to differentiate between each element.

I love this photograph so much, but do forgive for the low originality rating. I've seen a lot of ladybug deviations lately, but I did boost it up because yours seems to stand out from the rest.
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I really like this photo. In contrast to the previous critique, I think the originality of this photo is a positive aspect. While I agree that the flowers and insects are common subjects in macro photography, for me, the composition and feel of this photo make it stand out. The very wide aspect ratio is unusual and works well with the dimensions of the flower, and ladybird is well positioned relative to the centre of the image. I also like the muted colours and how the red of the ladybird stands out. I wonder if perhaps this effect could be maximised with a little brightening of the red of the ladybird in Photoshop?

I've rated technique slightly lower than the other aspects because I think there are two areas in which this could be improved. Firstly the EXIF data indicates that the camera may not have been optimally set up for this shot; the aperture is good and contributes nicely to the composition. However the shutter speed is extremely fast and the ISO is too high, and as a result, at full size, there is a lot of noise visible in the image. With a static background and and slow subject the shutter speed could safely be reduced to around 1/60 - 1/120s. This would allow for a ISO setting nearer 200-400. Secondly I think the image would benefit from slight sharpening, noise removal and slight reduction of the full resolution in post processing. There are a couple of very minor bits of dirt that could also be removed.

While technical improvement would be a bonus. I don't think they detract greatly from what I see as a very interesting and appealing photo.
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CobaltOfMarch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This is a beautiful shot! I like this capture in particular, 'cause it was taken from a different perspective.
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lisarime Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
thank you!
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Featured here: [link]
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lisarime Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
sorry for my late thanks :( but thank you very much!
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome! And no worries! xD I'm always a bit late on my replies too! I understand! :hug:
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IYOU-HESHEIT Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sun: Dieses Bild ist so schön, dass es jetzt zu meinen Favoriten gehört ! :sun:
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lisarime Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Photographer
danke~
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DreamingSkyline Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Schön :)
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lisarime Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Photographer
danke (:
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, I think it's very well cropped, which really adds onto it. The bright white of the flower against the sharp focus of the red ladybug is a beautiful contrast!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Photographer
thank you (:
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :heart:
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice shot! The angle is really good, and I really like how you chose to blur out almost everything except the ladybug.

I do think the right side of the piece is a bit dark, but that's just my opinion.

Otherwise, really nice shot! I like the splotches of green in the background!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
thank you very much (:
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Coercri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, such an amazing and beautiful shot!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
thank you!
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Coercri Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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yeomannn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome!
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Photography-Onlooker Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The angle is quite good... the overall picture is quite good!! Nicely done :D
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Photographer
haha thx <3
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SparkVillage Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice photograph! Excellent contrast and wonderful focus!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Photographer
thx (:
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MissLoony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love the softness of the photo :love: great shot!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Photographer
thank you x3
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TornadoIDS-Simon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot!!! Keep it up! :)
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Photographer
thank you so much! <3
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AmayaaP Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! It's so cute and colours are perfect!
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
thank you <3
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
What a gorgeous capture! I love the composition and colour.
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
thank you!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You are welcome :)
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Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
That's an awesome capture! :love: Neat focus and nice composition, too... :) (And hey, ladybugs are too awesome to be mainstream. xD)
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
haha :3 yes, they make a good motive, so everyone has to shoot ladybugs!
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Vissyscrafts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely capture!
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:iconlisarime:
lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
thanks (:
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soumya-digi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh! Such a wonderful capture.. Lovely!! :iconiheartitplz:
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yorunaka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how you make the bugs in your pictures stand out, as odd as that may sound X'D
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
thank you :)
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Jay-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
looks nice
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Sparr0wlicious Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care if anything is mainstream - I really like that shot! <33 Especially that stuff about the focus and yeah. I don't know a thing about photography, I'm sorry. I really like that the flower looks kind of soft. <3
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lisarime Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Photographer
thank you so much <3
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/1000 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
2500
Date Taken
Jun 23, 2012, 1:22:59 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows