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Liftoff by admx Liftoff by admx
"...Hangar 8, preparing for liftoff"
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Firstly, I love the colours present in this photograph; from the skin pinks to the blurred greens of the background. There is a varied tonal range from the foreground to the background which attract the eye immediately.

Secondly, I love the use of scale in this photograph. The contrast of the miniscule size of the ladybird with the fingertip highlights the fragility of the creature. It also works nicely as we already see the fingertip as a small object anyway, so this enhances the contrast of magnitude.

One thing I was quite puzzled by is the bokeh. While it is lovely bokeh, I did question whether it distracted from the subject. Perhaps showing more of the finger/thumb or digit would have allowed the subject to appear more in the frame? I'm not sure if this was intentional or not.

Overall, I like the colours and I like the moment you have captured. Wouldn't it be brilliant if the ladybird had extended its wings and you'd captured that too?! It would have made for a lovely 'stitched' photo.

And now for my rationale:

Vision - 4.5: You had a very clear vision here and attempted to capture it well.

Originality - 3.5: While I love the subject, this has been done before.

Technique - 4.5: I love your use of a shallow depth of field and the resultant bokeh. It emphasises the constrast in scale.

Impact - 5: The photograph does exactly what it should - convey a moment.
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   General Artist
lady bird!!! :heart: love it!
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admx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
yaaaayy!! Glad you like it! :glomp::love:
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AlmightyPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Writer
This is so cute and "...Hangar 8, preparing for liftoff" comment that you put was very funny and I do agree the close up of the ladybug is amazing, I have alot of those in my garden helping me with the bugs I find this insect to be one of my favorites keep up the great work with shooting photo's!
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admx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
:blush: omgomg thank you soo much for this awesome comment! :tighthug:
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AlmightyPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Writer
You're very welcome! :hug:
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picture-to-remember Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:O ^^ vute :heart:
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admx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
:love:
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picture-to-remember Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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MyBurningEyes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've featured this piece right here: [link] :love:
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admx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
omg omg you awesome lovely one! :love::glomp:
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BHandersen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot! :dummy:
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admx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
thanks so much! :la:
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Hoshikage869 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Great shot.
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admx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Thanks! :la:
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Ozeee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Haha, well good :3
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
:giggle: thanks! :aww:
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Fucking-Rotten Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
It's so CUTE~ :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:blush:Thank youuu!! :glomp::aww:
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Fucking-Rotten Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:meow: ~
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sharonroses Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
hello pretty ladybug! =D
That is a very clear view and perspective.
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EnMarte Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, 'cause it's very well focused. Also the background looks very nice with this degraded green.
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thanks so much!! :glomp: I love as well how the background turned out :aww:
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EnMarte Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it's great!
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AnneSunderman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:tighthug:
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
:huggle::heart:
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eternal10k Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful shot
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Graciass!! :excited::dummy:
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KyokoSan07 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really nice photo, well done :hug:
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
yaayy!! Glad you like it! Thanks! :glomp:
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Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww how cute :3
I like the focus on the ladybug
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
thank you!! :aww: :hug:
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Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: :huggle:
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