A well-deserved 1st place. Congrats Chuck!!
RuthC: Congratulations, PERCY2, on placing second in this challenge, with your wonderful capture of a jewel bug producing and protecting her new eggs for the next generation. Again, this is an excellent example of the minutiae of life, and as always, you have used your photographic skills to great advantage, and for our enjoyment. Thank you! Ruth :-)
Frontfocus: Very nice!
ysal: Excellent. My top pick.
Great Bustard: Absolutely fantastic photo -- one of the best macros I've ever seen!
thank you GB
spitfire31: Fascinating insight in this little fella!
Nice technique as well! Would've been perfect if that closest antenna (?) had been in focus, too, but that would have called for focus stacking, I imagine. Not easy if that little critter was alive when you shot it. ;-)
A great photo!
yes, this can't be shoot in stack bcus it's alive. Thank for the nice words!
luirod: Congratulations Percy2. Did you use the lens in reverse?
Thanks, yes, exactly! it's a reversed lens technique.
Hen3ry: Percy, that photo is simply superb -- and to take off second as well, crikey, I'm just happy to be in the top 10 of anything! LOL. Congratulations.
Peterski: Nice work Percy well done.
thank you Peter
GSD_ZA: DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?
Yes, it's a reversed lens technique, I've been doing this nearly 3 years.
photoman555: Very well done percy2...1st & 2nd place in the one challenge. A feat I have yet to achieve.... Congratulations. BTW... Great images and a well deserved win...
Have a great New Year
Thank you Peter!
RuthC: PERCY2, I am so very pleased to see that your two entries have scored top places in this 'Nature's Macro Marvels' challenge. Your wood louse is shown to us in minute, excellent detail, which we just couldn't see with our naked eyes. A brilliant capture of a very humble, very ancient crustacean. Ruth :-)
Thanks Ruth, as always your kind words are very much appreciated.
tbcass: Nice photo of a Sow Bug, a rarely photographed subject!!!
tbcass: Your macro's are great. It looks like you use photo stacking to get deep DOF, right?
nope, this is shot single shot only.
What's this? another troll on the loose?
Ohmyhi: Beautiful photo!
Thank you Ohmyhi, Im glad you like this shot.
This photo was also included in my thread with the topic of " How to create colorful fancy bokeh, if you are interested to see the rest of the macro photos, just visit this link:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56611706
Cute funny Dog expression!
Bhimaprasad Maiti: The Host should explain in details what he means by selective colour,In this connection ,he for one, goes through the posts on Shot Integrity, in DPR Open Talk Forum -the basic tenet in photography -more specifically for frequent deviation from the original shot through innumerable stages in post processing-ultimately ,the shot loses basic originality.
obviously there are two BMaiti here, the dumb Maiti and the supporting dumb BMaiti
PERCY2: I like how the vignette effect works to emphasized the glorious movement of the bird. Congratulations! vbuhay,
That's great! I wish you all the best and to your good cause.Mabuhay Ka! vhuhay
I like how the vignette effect works to emphasized the glorious movement of the bird. Congratulations! vbuhay,