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Life in the Lawn

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Challenge: Lawn II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Apr 14, 2015
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2015

[Apr. 21st, 2015 09:19:11 PM]

Seriously?? I wait until the last day and it's raining that morning? I've discovered:

1. it's not fun laying down in wet grass


2. It's not fun laying down in wet grass!

I was hoping for some little leaf hopper thingies -- and I was hoping it would be on the end of a blade of grass. I discovered:

1. The bugs aren't happy coming out on wet grass


2. It's not fun laying down in wet grass!

I had my macro lens with one of the extension tubes, and I was looking through it when I discovered this little spider mite. I couldn't really even see him without the macro lens and tube! I wouldn't have known he was there without the camera. That's a regular sized dandelion there, so it should give you a good idea of just how small he was.

The picture doesn't seem all that balanced to me, but I didn't like any other crop. I liked the dandelion with the very shallow depth of field, I liked how the little stamens pop out because of it. All also liked seeing more of the grasses on the right hand side, even though it made it feel a bit uneven with all the yellow on the left and nothing to balance it.

Even though it doesn't feel right -- I like it quite a bit. It just seems like a glimpse of another world.

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 7 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.1875
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 6.1915
Views since voting: 562
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 80
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/22/2015 05:20:25 PM
Congrats on the TT Wendy; I thought it would place higher. I love poking around in the grass and finding things you would not otherwise see.
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04/22/2015 12:03:09 AM
Score is ridiculously low. In my top two.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2015 12:33:53 PM
Great shot
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04/21/2015 05:24:44 AM
I want that lens, gorgeous shot, with wonderful shallow DOF, this is lush, bumping up.
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04/17/2015 11:10:14 AM
What I like:
- the colors are vibrant
- great job finding that tiny tic!
- the lines
- the boka is very lovely
- competing but complementing sujects of flower and bug

What I don't like:
- depth of field is a bit too shallow for this subject matter- can't see enough of the flower

Overall: lack of focus distracts from having a strong subject
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04/15/2015 08:07:03 AM
I'm digging this detailed look at something so teeny. So happy you had the context of the flower there as well. 7
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