Thursday, August 03, 2006

CRITTER DAY THURSDAYS -- Take a Close Look



Now Look Closer...


30 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

I have one lily plant, it grows wild on the edge of the woods on the east side of the yard. It gets very little sun a produces the deepest red/orange blooms every year. This year I went out to shoot and the flowers were covered in these little green bugs. They were pretty and not too camera shy.

A Bug on the Lily
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-6.7 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

A Closer Look at a Bug on the Lily
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer


Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For… Contests on who could last longer without our vice…you and your cigarettes or us and our candy. That first taste of candy after a week or so always tasted so good.

8:29 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

He looks like he is wearing a little tartan jacket!The flower look amazing. Phil

8:43 AM  
Blogger Goncolo said...

A very nice macro!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Great details as always Micki. I love the color. Were the bugs doing damage to the plant?

9:21 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I was about to make the same comment as terrorkitten : we musta been drinking the same insecticide. Sure looks a cute bug but what damage will he do, I wonder?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Well, I'm not that much of a fan of bugs, but this is pretty nice. Great macro.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine macro shot. I bet he was hungry. Are the bugs gone by now?

10:13 AM  
Anonymous skevbo said...

I've seen so many macro shots on the web today, yours is another great example. You have inspired me to try some macro shots.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

cool shot-nice composition...i like the color contrast bt green bug and purple flower...lovely macro shot:-))

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Great shot, love the detail on the little fella.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

That second photo is great Micki. He/she looks like a type of miniture grasshopper. I'm sure they love those flowers. Great catch.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Ack! Aphid?! Great capture.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

It looks like he is looking over his shoulder at you!

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

I like the upper picture more, there is a better composition. The lower photo is cropped to hard for me. :-)

1:05 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

This reminds me of the Bug's Life. :)

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Cool shots. I love the colors here.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

it's the firts my favorite ! ;))

2:17 PM  
Anonymous sleepless dream said...

very interesting set! i adore the closeup in particular its setup and its palette...
beautiful

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Dean said...

cool shot! dig the little dude!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

It is cute for a bug. =)

6:13 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I love bugs ... except when they are crawling on my neck! Can't see 'em, don't like 'em! :-) So, I like this critter. Good capture, Micki.

Tried to post several times today, but Blogger was behaving badly!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Great colors and a lovely macro!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Great photos Micki. One day will drag you kicking and screaming into the digital world. jk ;-)

10:56 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

How interesting this bug looks enlarged with his BIG BUG eyes and pollen covering his legs! I love the
the insect photos that do not end up in your fridge! What can I say I am naturegirl!! You and I were in a "buggy mood" with our posts...
p.s. what a different shade of lily such a deep purple!

11:19 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Excellent macro shot !

12:27 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Weird looking bug...never seen one like that before. Well captured!

12:39 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Love the 2nd one, has a better dynamic range.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

A good taking, composed well

4:08 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Glad you took us closer :-)
That second image is such a treat!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous John Zeweniuk said...

the first image is very georgia o'keef like...

1:22 AM  

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