Poised for Takeoff

Uploaded: August 08, 2013 16:40:32 | Entered: September 25, 2015 18:12:57


Found this little fellow at a local nursery specializing in water plants...only 10 minutes or so from my home. :) Thanks to the nice folks at Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery for allowing me to creep around their premises a couple of mornings ago.

Resub 09/15 D&M

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Val Feldman level-deluxe August 08, 2013

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member since: 11/7/2005 A wonderful capture with such detail and dof. Very nice work Val!
8/8/2013 3:39:59 PM #1539632

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 08, 2013

Superb capture of this perfectly posed fella. Excellent details and dof. #10801074

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 08, 2013

Amazing capture ... love the details of that little face! #10801133

Gord MacEachern August 08, 2013

Another amazing capture Val, stunning!!
He almost seems to be smiling, maybe the wee ham loves to get his picture taken. #10801184

Leslie McLain level-classic August 08, 2013

Fantastic capture, Val. #10801205

Robert R. Goodman August 08, 2013

Hi Valarie,Absolutely beautiful my friend.Not much to shoot here in desert!!! #10801247

Tammy Espino August 08, 2013

Super capture!! Glad they let you creep!! :) #10801281

Patrick Rouzes August 08, 2013

Incredibly phenemenal macro and clarity, Val. This is my goal for photography. A big fave for me, my friend.
Maybe one day.

Liz blahh August 08, 2013

Terrific capture! #10801324

Terry Cervi level-classic August 08, 2013

You have outdone yourself again, Missy V!!! A fantastic macro capture. Love the head-on pov!! #10801352

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe August 08, 2013

A different perspective on this Val makes it so amazing! You have outdone yourself on this macro! Love, love, love it! #10801451

Colette M. Metcalf August 09, 2013

Awesome capture, Val! Wow! #10801604

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic August 09, 2013

WOW Val...this is fabulous. #10801775

Monnie Ryan August 09, 2013

Just amazing! #10801786

Don Christiana August 09, 2013

What a great smile...he seems more than happy to pose for you. Great capture Val on a difficult subject. The detail, lighting and colors are outstanding. Beautiful image. #10801794

Carol Quina level-classic August 09, 2013

Terrific macro. Great color, tones, clarity. #10802065

Marijana Fajgl August 09, 2013

Outstanding macro, Val! #10802300

Carol L. Fowler August 09, 2013

Gorgeous colors and perfect POV #10802412

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 09, 2013

Your colors are amazing, Val, and his face draws the viewer in!

Excellent image!
Debby #10802576

Rona L. Schwarz August 09, 2013

Marvelous macro of this little guy and fabulous POV, Val! I love how you've captured him straight-on. Of course your detail and clarity are always amazing and I love your soft background. I've only been able to capture a DF once - and even then I didn't have my macro lens with me! #10802623

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 11, 2013

Fabulous macro of this little fella. Gotta go now. #10804627

Lana Arcemont August 11, 2013

Excellent macro capture, Val!
Nice details and great background! #10804650

Julie Burnett August 12, 2013

Was he just waiting for you to come along? What a perfect poser, he looks thrilled to have his picture taken, and of course you took full advantage of it! Perfect everything, Val!! (Of course....) #10805222

Dayna Cain level-classic August 12, 2013

Another amazing capture Val. I am truly a fan of your work! #10805445

Nadia Paul August 15, 2013

It all comes together for this stunning macro capture Miz Val - wonderful details, comp and subject! #10809563

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 17, 2013

Thanks so much everyone - your stop-by is much appreciated - as always! :) :) #10811556

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe August 21, 2013

Another beauty.....these are stunning, Val! #10815580

Carol Eade level-addict September 05, 2013

Great capture! #10834437

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 30, 2013

The Helicopter's of the Bug World! :D

This is fan-Tastic, Miss Val!!!

-LOTW :) #10857113

Patrick Rouzes October 17, 2015

Incredible!! Congrats on your finalist, Val!!! #11386882

Julie Burnett October 17, 2015

Val, you are just superb on these macro captures, a very well deserved finalist, and I wish you the best of luck!! #11386937

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 17, 2015

Congratulation Val on fantastic finalist. #11386984

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 18, 2015

Luv it! Congrats, Val, on all your terrific finalists, and best wishes for the next round! #11387338

Mary K. Robison November 24, 2015

I think you must have followed this fellow around, Val, or else I just commented on his twin! Glad to see he made Finalist here --- Congratulations! Hope his "twin" in November goes even higher! #11402425

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