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Blister Beetle
Blister Beetle - Ready to take off. Off late I have been trying different approach to macro photography comprising wider perspectives, selective depth and of course controlled use of light. Here is one such. Thanks for your views..
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:50 pm
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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:14 pm

This is again such a path breaking image. The departure from traditional macro is very evident here. The use of silhouettes, muted colors, lines and this is further enhanced with the sky and clouds. An interesting study in how not to do regular images.

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Commentby sandeep somasekharan on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:02 pm

Out of the box once again, love these experiments of yours, I think this is the first macro-silhouette I have ever seen. I dont know if the dark green patch on the bottom left tells something (to me), but I am sure you would have left it keeping something in mind!

Commentby karthick on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:17 am

HI Ganesh,
This is a fine detailed image. Can you share the meta info for this picture

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:31 pm

Karthick, EXIF - Nikon D700, Nikon 20mm f2.8, SB 800 in FP mode, manual mode - 1/1600, f4, ISO 100, about 50% crop.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:49 pm

I love the way the hairs bristles through the silhouette Ganesh! Just wishing that we had a slightly greater DOF and rendered the hair bristles in the bottom part of the beetle as well. But this is one awesome image for sure

Commentby karthick on Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:10 am

@ Ganesh, Thanks for sharing the info. I was trying something similar like this with the anthers of the flowers, but the effort ended in vain :( . I will try next time with the information you have given, thanks.

Commentby Adithya Biloor on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:14 am

Very nice one. Loved the silhouette. Do you have another frame with more DOF and without the green patch in the lower left corner?

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:43 am

No Adithya, I just had less than 15 seconds to make this one. It was in a hurry to fly off..

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Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:26 am

Fantastic image Ganesh! The blue sky, the clouds and the silhouette reminds me of this image - image_id: 98

Its quite tough to get this result and you have proved again that you are a master of light.

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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:50 pm

Beautiful image. Like the way the tip of the flower is lit and colourful (yellow) while the insect is in total silhouette.
Wish the green segment in LLC was excluded.
If not for the yellow bit (which I find it pretty unique), I would be too tempted to try out a high-key B&W.

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