Nature's Pastels

© Carol L. Fowler

Nature's Pastels

Uploaded: May 05, 2010


5/5/10, macro. A Spined Soldier bug on a dwarf iris found on my recent Smokies workshop. Handheld, flash. Background pink is red clay.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 05, 2010

Beautiful pastel colors and excellent details on that bug. Fabulous find and capture. #1265789

Rolando Rosito May 05, 2010

Excellent image Carol, think we will see this one again. #8591220

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 05, 2010

Ditto the above...a definite winner and a beautiful gorgeous those pastel colors surrounding that deliciously detailed insect...(and the clan cheers....) WTG...excellent as always! #8591261

Valerie Y. Martin May 05, 2010

Wow, Carol! Beautiful photo. I love the colors--they give they eye variety without being jarring.


Valerie #8591284

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 05, 2010

Awesome macro of this bug Carol. #8591316

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 05, 2010

Great find and capture Carol!! Jeff #8591359

Ron McEwan May 05, 2010

There is nothing I can say that hasn't all ready been said Carol. I have seen bugs like that and If I am not mistaken they can bit like a burn or close to it. It may be harmless but his looks would scare most folks. #8591419

Mark Dodge May 05, 2010

Did you mount a microscope onto your camera for this shot? Excellent! #8591481

Monnie Ryan May 05, 2010

Oooooh (the flower). Ick (the bug). I admire your ability to take such a beautiful, well detailed photo in the face of such adversity (the bug again..)! #8591511

Carol Eade level-addict May 05, 2010

Wow, excellent job with this, Carol! #8591527

Sam Britt May 05, 2010

Terrific macro, Carol. The flower is beautiful. Great detail on that not-so-beautiful bug! #8591690

Summer A. Kozisek May 05, 2010

Gorgeous macro Carol, wonderful detail and colors! #8591895

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 05, 2010

Excellent macro work Carol, excellent! #8592008

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 05, 2010

Beautiful shot, Carol! #8592058

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 05, 2010

LOVE the colors a fantastic macro, beautiful! #8592081

Jack Ryan May 06, 2010

Excellent detail and comp...and I love the pastel colors. Beautiful work, Carol. #8592664

Marty Straub May 06, 2010

Kinda looks like the Tennessee tick I had buried in my chest from my last visit to that state. Only your photo makes himi look so much more beautiful, especially on those beautiful pastel colors of the iris. Well seen and captured, Carol. #8592974

Liz blahh May 06, 2010

Awesome capture! #8593113

John Connolly May 06, 2010

Awesome macro work here Carol, with incredible detail and beautiful color! #8593459

Carol L. Fowler May 06, 2010

Thanks for the comments! #8593758

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 07, 2010

Bugs look so much better when they are on such a lovely canvas. Well done Carol. #8595446

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 07, 2010

A beautiful close-up of this bug on flower, Carol! Wonderful color, light and details! #8595645

Phyllis H. Burchett May 08, 2010

Awesome macro work, beautiful colors! #8598030

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 13, 2010

Really outstanding, Carol!!!
In my eyes, a winner!
~♥~Lisa #8608839

Nick Lagos May 20, 2010

Resubmit it Carol...maybe give it a name too.. #8625429

Fran J. Jagger June 01, 2010

Love the contrast of the bold colors and details of the insect with the beautiful soft colors of the iris, Carol! :) #8658682

Fran J. Jagger June 07, 2010

WTG!! Congrats on your Finalist, Carol!! :) #8672734

Debra R. Harder June 07, 2010

WOW, Carol...absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8674257

Sherran Andersen level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats again Carol. #8675917

Rona L. Schwarz June 07, 2010

Awesome Finalist, Carol!! The delicate soft pastel colors of the iris juxtaposed with the strong details of the bug really make your eyes linger. Congratulations on another outstanding Finalist! #8676053

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 07, 2010

fantastic finalist, congrats! #8676841

Anita Hogue June 08, 2010

Awesome colors and details, Carol! Congratulations! #8678460

Irene Colling level-classic June 08, 2010

This is breathtaking Carol.
Congratulations on your great finalist. #8678474

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congratulations on yet another fabulous finalist, Carol! #8679007

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 08, 2010

OK, the clan has lost it's collective mind over this one, Carol - unanimously agreed long ago it was a winner...All fingers crossed and HUGE CONGRATS! #8680441

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Another great close up capture!!! Congratulations! #8680469

Sam Britt June 08, 2010

Congratulations, Carol! #8680691

Mary K. Robison June 09, 2010

What a well deserved finalist, Carol!
I agree with everything Rona said above.
Congratulations, and best of luck to you next level up!


Amy M. Wilson June 09, 2010

Big congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Carol!! #8681829

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 09, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Carol! WTG! #8683168

Melissa G. Meiselman June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #8683337

Carol Eade level-addict June 09, 2010

Congratulations Carol!! #8683560

Phyllis H. Burchett June 09, 2010

Congrats Carol! #8683618

Debra R. Harder June 09, 2010

So happy to see this brilliant image win GOLD, Carol! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! Deb #8683653

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict June 09, 2010

Congrats on this lovely winner, Carol. TED #8683673

Renee Doyle level-classic June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Carol!! #8683826

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 09, 2010

WTG, TN Lady - it's a beauty of a GOLD WINNER! Congratulations from your Fan Club! :) #8683910

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Congrats Carol, great job!! #8683939

Kim Andelkovic June 09, 2010

Congrats Carol on your beautiful win. #8683958

Sam Britt June 09, 2010

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Carol! #8683993

ROLAN NARMAN June 09, 2010

Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Carol! #8684102

Rona L. Schwarz June 09, 2010

I knew we'd see this one again, Carol! It is so outstanding in so many ways! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!! #8684135

Amy M. Wilson June 09, 2010

Big congratulations on this outstanding Gold winner, Carol!! #8684210

Jeana Clark June 09, 2010

Huge congratulations for your fantastic win Carol!!!!!!

~J~ #8684380

frank w. degenhardt level-classic June 09, 2010

Gorgeous macro my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #8684603

Patti Coblentz June 09, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Carol!

Patti #8684648

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 09, 2010

gorgeous winner, congratulations! #8684684

Steve M. Harrington June 09, 2010

Good on you, Carol! :)
Steve #8684697

Nadia Paul June 10, 2010

So beautiful - congrats on your win Carol! #8684913

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic June 10, 2010

Fantastic work Carol. Big congrats on your win.
JP #8685131

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 10, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on the super capture and Gold Win, Carol

UB. #8685165

Anita Hogue June 10, 2010

Warmest CONGRATULATIONS! #8685214

John Singleton level-addict June 10, 2010

another great macro from Carol! Congrats!! #8685534

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 10, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fablulous winner, Carol! #8685592

Daniella Puente June 10, 2010

Big congrats on the gold for this fabulous photo Carol!!! #8685783

Mark Dodge June 10, 2010

Wonderful job on this, Carol. Right on! Congratulations. #8685958

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 10, 2010

Beautiful Macro Carol, and so well deserving of it's Gold Win! Congratulations! #8685979

Fran J. Jagger June 10, 2010

WTG!! CONGRATS on your WIN, Carol!! :) #8686336

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 10, 2010

A big congrats to you Carol on this gorgeous Macro Gold winner. Amazing! #8686706

Carol L. Fowler June 10, 2010

Thanks everyone #8687279

Mary K. Robison June 10, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol! #8687320

Dianna Murphy June 11, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful winner. #8688599

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe June 11, 2010


Boyd L. Alexander June 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol...very well done indeed! #8700863

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict June 17, 2010

Congratulations Carol on your Win!!!

Dominick #8702132

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