Janet DiMattia  

Untitled by Janet DiMattia

December 2019 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This well eaten leaf was taken last summer on Hog Island in Maine. Unfortunately I did not have my macro lens with me - otherwise I would have concentrated on the lower area which has up to 10 tiny worms finishing it off. Taken with my Cool-pix camera 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100. Cropped the outer edges to minimize the background. Look closely to see if you can find the tiny worms at work.

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5 comments posted

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
I might not have noticed the worms without your description as they are VERY tiny. Once I did see them, I see that there are ten of them - they've been very busy indeed.

For being captured with a point n shoot camera, you got some great detail and this is very interesting to study.

I tried running this through Topaz Denoise AI which smoothed the background and enhanced the detail a bit, making the worms a little more visible. What do you think?   Posted: 12/14/2019 13:21:13
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Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Beautiful capture .........I liked the original and I like Toms rework as well   Posted: 12/14/2019 15:25:05

Dick States   Dick States
Great image for the camera you used. Reminds me, a great image has little to do with the equipment we use. Great background. A great image to study all the detail and all the great art work the little worms did. I feel maybe the image could use a slight bit more room around the edges but not much. Nice shot.
  Posted: 12/14/2019 19:14:26

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Very good, Janet, it's instantly attractive! I like the slight tilt to the right. I would agree that a little more space round the leaf would feel nicer to me, as would a slightly more contrasting background to make the lovely shape and detail stand out a bit more.   Posted: 12/18/2019 11:44:29

Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
What an image! We humans think we are the kings but very little worms change our mega-vision of the world almost in an invisible way.
Very good compo, colors, light and texture.   Posted: 12/27/2019 14:10:27