Bufalochip: Great laser sharp shot of this handsome little fellow. Excellent colors and skin textures. So much better than the many aquarium based entries that seem to have dominated the top ten in this challenge. Bravo to you!
Thanks~!Last summer was abnormally rainy and these green guys were everywhere..they particularly favor lily flowers - great choice from the photographer's point of view. :)
Not meaning to criticize the photo in any way, just wondering..why hold a suffering person in such an uncomfortable position? The hand on his throat looks a bit menacing, IMO..
Thanks for the kind comments and votes :)
The story behind is a mystery, actually..I found this photogenic pair, colorful and drenched in rain on the sidewalk near my favorite shooting location (small botanical garden). It's a rural area there, a hidden place among rice paddies and fruit plantations..so I guess the footwear used to belong to some hard-working farmer. But no one was around, so all I had to do was to cautiously relocate the boots onto the nearest pile of PVC tubes, place a nice weed on top and take a picture. It could be better done with wide-angle, perhaps, but I only had my beloved 100mm L macro with me.It's a single exposure, no HDR treatment. I used Topaz Adjust to make the image more vibrant, but the overall look is not far from the original. :)
Nathaniel George Weir: What kind of lighting did you use? Did you use natural light, a ring flash, or a studio setup?
Oops! Sorry for such a late reply, I did not notice that there are comments on my entry.. but better late than never.Thanks for votes and comments :)I use natural light only for flowers and always shoot handheld. The soft overcast day provided nice a light for this curly chrysanthemum.
jezsik, twopossums, thank you for your kind comments.This shot is one of my favorites and I'm glad that many people liked it too.