Insects over water




Vijay Mohan Raj
Insects over water
A swarm starts occupying surfaces of water bodies. Very difficult to comprehend on web presentation. Hope it reaches across.
Sun May 02, 2010 7:35 pm
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun May 02, 2010 8:44 pm

An amazing perspective here VMR, looks like floating pearls and appears perfect in every way. The glow of them may make it a good candidate for B&W conversion too if you like them. Thanks for sharing..

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Commentby Saurabh R. Desai on Sun May 02, 2010 10:49 pm

Oh my goodness... This is Unbelievable stuff, sir!!! What a fantastic way of seeing... Beautiful shades in the water-body... every thing about the image is just amazing... Thanks for this image...

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Mon May 03, 2010 9:00 am

Absolute art it is! I have been admiring this image since yesterday thinking what to write here and am still unable to figure it out. Just reminds of me initial days of CNP where "MaLe" image of yours was on the cover. It was a nice 'sabbatical' for you I guess, if only I am permitted to say so, from your 'signature seeing' and now that you are back with this image, I am just waiting for more images from you when you are in the same 'zone' :)

Print it big sir!!

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Mon May 03, 2010 11:38 am

truly this is one of the best natural history image seen recently sir.....really contemporary visual by all standards.....the muted colours are excellent....even a b&w conversion would work well i feel...


Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon May 03, 2010 12:25 pm

Now who would have even thought of going over a still pool of stagnant water with swarming flies and come out with a winner image like this?
This is an awesome example for textures in Nature, very well seen and brilliant execution with all the flies in tack sharp focus. Would love to see it big some day! And am glad we can appreciate such works much better with the increased image size limit on CNP. I can almost feel the smooth texture of the water and the smooth bumps in the form of flies.
Thanks for Seeing this sir !

Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Mon May 03, 2010 2:49 pm

An absolute brilliant image this is! The tiny specs of those insects on that smooth and calm water surface is looking amazing. The muted colors are giving it amazing feel. Over all a sure winner! Thanks a bunch for sharing this across.

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Tue May 04, 2010 4:25 am

An excellent image with amazing perspective. Sure a great natural history moment. When I saw this I immediately remembered you 'MaLe' image. When you see this image continuously and insects starts moving :-)

Cheers, Shankar Kiragi

Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Tue May 04, 2010 9:30 am

One of those images which fits into "Art of Seeing" album. Thanks for sharing VMR.

Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Tue May 04, 2010 8:32 pm

mind-boggling pattern, vmrji. love the hint of flashlight that made all the difference ... like scattered gems across the diffused sky! wonderful 'seeing' and great execution.


Nevil Zaveri

Commentby sandeep somasekharan on Fri May 07, 2010 7:49 am

Very unique image VMR. The thumbnail hardly does justice! And when I opened it, Whoa!

Commentby kumarkeshav on Fri May 07, 2010 11:19 pm

I'm a big fan of Ganesh's and your images and this one vindicates my position. A very artistic image that requires some real good seeing capabilities. The uniformity of the spread of insects and the lighter shades of yellow make it for me. I love the way each insect is glowing. Would love to know how you executed it.


Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Fri May 07, 2010 11:34 pm

I keep coming back to this image a lot of times. Something draws me to it. Not sure what!!! :?

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Commentby Trivedi Ashvin J. on Sat May 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Amazing image sir. I'm coming again & again to this image since last 2 days had lack of words so couldn't comment for long time. The image have something catches me each & every time. The way you have thought for the image can't be tell in words. There are some things in word which can be only seen, imagine or describing it in the words is pointless for them. This is one such kind of image. It have made a deep impression on my mind which will remain for ever. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful image....

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sat May 08, 2010 8:15 pm

simple and simply well portrayed. Soft muted tone of the water, gradient of light and the spread of insects making this quite a visual. Natural history in art form or the art of shooting natural history :) ?

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Commentby krishnan v on Mon May 10, 2010 4:33 pm

What a capture VMR ! Stellar stuff. Love the muted almost monotone look . Kind of feel like touching them insects !

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