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Bug Me Not by Becca Cambridge

July 2021 - Bug Me Not

July 2021 - Becca Cambridge


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June's local New Normal mission for June was "So what's bugging you?". It was left open to cicadas, other bugs, butterflies to photo statements of what bugs the person. Photos ranged to cover all the above topics from cicadas to parking meters. This little lady just caught my eye. Bug Me Not
Probably shot auto with my Lumix. Post processing through easyHD special effects and then denoised.

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9 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Sweet little ladybug has a nice symbiotic red with the flower. Part of the flower is out of focus, but that brings the eye to the bug which is sharp enough to see the legs. At first I thought that the orange ?buds were the bug, my eye searched for it then found the ladybug. I would consider taking out those two long blurry parts of the flower as they are distracting.   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:43:52

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Nice lady bug. I would try cropping some of the image on left and take out some of the blurred area of the flower. Nice image.   Posted: 07/09/2021 16:20:53

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
I like the contrast of the red of the ladybug with the yellow of the bud it is on. To me you have included too much of the plant in the image. I feel that by cropping off the green on the left, and large red petal at the base you would have a much stronger image.   Posted: 07/10/2021 06:28:11
Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Not sure how to best crop it.   Posted: 07/10/2021 08:38:32
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Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
I quite like your crop- it would probably please traditionalists as the ladybug, now sits ob the intersection of the thirds . I would be inclined to remove a bit more of the red petal at the base.   Posted: 07/10/2021 09:32:55

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
If it were not for the title I would not have guessed that the insect was the main subject as my eye keeps busy on the red, out of focus, flower. I like the crop that you did as it clearly concentrates on what "bugs' you.   Posted: 07/16/2021 17:20:28

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
The bug does get lost a little in the full image. However cropping too much will loose resolution and become noisy. I quite like the red out of focus flower. Colours are much improved than the original. Try removing the bright spot on the bug. My crop would be to get rid of the dark left side with the bright blob and maybe a little of the bottom.   Posted: 07/17/2021 05:53:08
Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Oooo, good catch on the bright spot. When cropped, the photo lost something for me. I kinda liked the out of focus flower too. I'll try your crop suggestion. Thanks.   Posted: 07/19/2021 08:55:34

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Interesting photo and not easy to make such a small creature the main subject without some serious macro work. The bug stands out nice on that part of the flower with its complimentary color. I do think the image does need to be cropped, a bit to much to the left. If you leave some of the bright red portion, perhaps darken that part.   Posted: 07/19/2021 10:36:58