Stigmatized II

© Michael Umbreit

Stigmatized II

Uploaded: March 13, 2009 20:46:50


A rework of an old favorite.

Comments welcome and appreciated!

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Susana Ms Heide March 13, 2009

WHOA!! FLAWLESS!!!!! #1097934

Tommy E. Burgess March 14, 2009

Outstanding Macro Mike!! Amazing work! #7282411

Karen Engelbreth March 14, 2009

Wonderful macro, Mike... #7282440

Kerry Hill March 14, 2009

Awesome macro, Mike!!! #7282683

Mike Clime March 14, 2009

This is an awesome macro! #7282995

Ron McEwan March 14, 2009

Now this is the kind of shots I would like to get, that is why I bought macro lens and taken don pictures as of yet. This is a superb shot Mike well done. #7283704

Summer A. Kozisek March 14, 2009

Great macro Mike! #7284771

Kathleen Rinker March 14, 2009

I remember this one, I loved then and I love it now!!! #7285211

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 15, 2009

An outstanding floral macro image, and excellent post-processing work here, too, Mike!! I love the colours, details, lighting and composition!! :o) #7286180

Michael Umbreit March 15, 2009

Thanks so much for the very kind comments! I have a series of these shots that I need to work on sometime. - Mike #7286531

Marisol Pastor March 15, 2009

Stunning macro Mike! #7287836

Susie Peek-Swint March 17, 2009

Fantastic image Mike ~ perfect detail and background colours! #7296105

Michael Umbreit March 18, 2009

Marisol and Susie - Thanks so much! - Mike #7300736

Maria Morrow March 21, 2009

Super amazing macro, Mike. It's perfect in how the insect is isolated amidst the colorful but blurred background. A winner for sure! #7312663

Michael Umbreit March 23, 2009

Maria - Thank You!! - Mike #7320747

March 24, 2009

WOW!!! #7324302

Michael Umbreit March 26, 2009

Linda - Thanks!! - Mike #7333730

Vikram Jamwal March 27, 2009

This is super fantastic! #7340318

Michael Umbreit March 27, 2009

Vikram - Thank You!! - Mike #7342272

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 11, 2009

Making this a favorite but oh, my, it was hard to choose, Mike. You have so many terrific images from March. I love this for the light, color, and wonderful detail on the insect. #7395385

Michael Umbreit April 12, 2009

Nikki - Thanks so much! I have a series of these shots that I really need to do something with. :) Mike #7396308

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 20, 2009

This is incredible Mike! Congratulations on your win in the PG101 monthly favorites contest!! #7423464

Susana Ms Heide April 20, 2009

I must repeat my first comment because every time I see this image I think: FLAWLESS!!! It deserves the GRAND PRIZE IMHO! CONGRATS for this 101 recognition!! #7424765

Tiia Vissak April 22, 2009

Congratulations again! #7432461

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 22, 2009

Super image, Mike! Congratulations on your finalist! #7432616

Jane Holestine April 22, 2009

I love this one!Congrats. #7433210

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 22, 2009

WTG, CONGRATS!!!!!! #7433667

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 22, 2009

Congrats on this amazing finalist. #7434761

Sam Britt April 22, 2009

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Mike. #7435681

Jeana Clark April 22, 2009

Fabulous finalist!!!!

~J~ #7436553

Summer A. Kozisek April 22, 2009

Congratulations Mike! #7437184

Renee Doyle level-classic April 23, 2009

Simply superb Mike!!! Congratulations!! #7437658

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 23, 2009

Wonderful clarity and color, Mike. CONGRATULATIONS on this lovely FINALIST. Sure hope it gets GOLDEN!

Usman. #7438004

Michael Umbreit April 23, 2009

Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists yet. I hope to do some catching up tonight. Thanks again! :) Mike #7438367

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 23, 2009

Absolutely GORGEOUS Mike!!! Congrats on your Finalist -- I see GOLD for this beauty!!! #7438830

Christian Rosito April 23, 2009

Amazing!! Congratulations #7439414

Datha Y. Thompson April 23, 2009

Gorgeous!! Congratulations again Mike :0) WTG #7440317

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton April 23, 2009

All perfect, all gorgeous.. Congrats again Mike ! #7441869

Susan M. Hembree level-classic April 23, 2009

A real winner, Mike! Congratulations! #7442097

Michael Umbreit April 23, 2009

Thanks so much! I have to apologize for not commenting as much as I would like to. Real life is once again getting in the way of my photography life. Thanks for understanding! :) Mike #7442235

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on another amazing finalist, Mike!!! We understand,Mike!!! #7442277

Cheryl E. Molennor April 24, 2009

Congratulations on this great finalist! #7446433

Michael Umbreit April 24, 2009

Patrick and Cheryl - Thanks!! - Mike #7446685

Freddy Bland April 24, 2009

Amazing image, Mike! Such detail and the colors are incredible! Congratulations on a terrific finalist! #7446816

Katarina Mansson April 26, 2009

Already a BIG favorite of mine! Mike, congratulations on your finalist and good luck next! #7450947

Michael Umbreit April 26, 2009

Freddy and Katarina - Thanks so much! - Mike #7451366

Tiia Vissak April 27, 2009

Congratulations! #7456737

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 27, 2009

Congratulations on this great winner Mike!!! #7456787

Datha Y. Thompson April 27, 2009

Congratulations on the GOLD Mike!! WTG #7456844

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 27, 2009

amazing winner Mike, huge congrats! #7457036

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 27, 2009

Congratulations, Mike! #7457124

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 27, 2009

Beautiful capture Mike, congrats! #7458047

Sam Britt April 27, 2009

Big Congratulations on your second place winner, Mike! #7458276

Cheryl E. Molennor April 27, 2009

Excellent. Congratulations on this amazing winner! #7458427

Michael Umbreit April 27, 2009

Thanks for the very kind comments! Some people had picked this as a winner and I am so glad that they were right! :) Mike #7458468

ROLAN NARMAN April 27, 2009

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Mike! #7458539

Kelly S. Cavanaugh April 27, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome image, Mike! #7458688

Michael Umbreit April 27, 2009

Rolan and Kelly - Thanks to each of you! - Mike #7458723

Jeana Clark April 27, 2009

good on you Mike!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous winner!!!

~J~ #7458962

Katarina Mansson April 27, 2009

Yeah Mike! Big congrats on this beautiful win! #7459104

Renee Doyle level-classic April 28, 2009

WTG Mike!!! Big congratulations!! #7459254

Tarun Bose April 28, 2009

Big, big, congrats Mike, for your excellent winner. #7459511

Elida Gutierrez April 28, 2009


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Sorry!!! #7461426

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Mike on another fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461650

Jennifer L. Alder April 28, 2009

BIG congrats on another amazing win, Mike! #7462441

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 28, 2009

Congrats Mike on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win!! Jeff #7462637

Michael Umbreit April 28, 2009

Thanks! I have a whole series of these shots that I need to do something with. Just not enough time in a day! - Mike #7462922

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 28, 2009

Congratulations again Mike! #7463069

Cathy Barrows April 29, 2009

Congrats on your 2nd place win...very cool #7466092

Glenn E. Traver May 01, 2009

Congratulations on this Winner Mike , great composition ~ GT #7471148

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe May 02, 2009

Fantastic caption - such clarity and color!! Congratulations on your win!! #7476586

Linda Blair May 03, 2009 awesome image and win....congratulations!!!!!!!!!! #7479890

Wally Orlowsky May 04, 2009

Congratulations on this imaginatively focussed winner, Mike!!! #7483507

Michael Umbreit May 05, 2009

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments!! - Mike #7489809

Rosemary Sampson level-classic May 17, 2009

Nice! I love what you did with this photo. #7530580

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 20, 2009

Congratulations Mike on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539011

Michael Umbreit May 26, 2009

Rosemary/Dominick - Thanks again! - Mike #7563462

Vikram Jamwal May 27, 2009

This is too beautiful! I hope you have a bigger print of this and hung on your wall!

Congratulations on the winner too! :-)

Vikram #7567714

Michael Umbreit May 27, 2009

Vikram - Thank You! I don't have this on my wall yet but it is something I should do. :) Mike #7569247

Marisol Pastor June 13, 2009

Congratulations (belated) Mike! #7625239

Michael Umbreit June 15, 2009

Marisol - Thanks so much! - Mike #7633530

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