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Take a moment to smile

Take a moment to smile
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Copyright: Christan Vandette (c_rapp) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-12
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Macro
Camera: Canon Power Shot SD940
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): coccinelles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 8:21
Viewed: 2236
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is to go with how I am feeling lately. Ever have that moment in life where you stop to think of everything happening around you and even if its not perfect you cannot help but smile. That is how it is right now I may be jobless but I have my friends, my family, and a new relationship and I no longer feel the need to wear 'masks' I am just me and loving it.
I cannot remember being this happy or smiling this much in years.
Ok feeling like I'm writing a journal entry here so will just say that there is a choice in life you can let the bad take over but if you look there is always good. Take a moment today and think is stressing out over things you can't change really worth it, just breathe and believe everything works out the way it is meant to. Be happy with what is going right.

Taken with my new baby on my sisters steps hope you enjoy!!!

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Hi Christan,
Lovely Macro, beautiful colour tone and sharpness.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-05-28 9:00]


Cette petite cixinelle donne tout son charme à l'image, en plus de la finesse des pétale, de la couleur, de coueur parsemé de jaune,a vec des paiellets, quelle macro.

Merci oour tout et maitié


Bonjour Christan
Très jolie macro avec des couleurs éclatantes.La visite de cette petite coccinelle est de bon augure pour un joli temps ensoleillé.Merci et bravo pour ces couleurs enchantées!Catherine

Excellent macro!!!
Very well done

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2010-05-28 12:23]

Hello Christan,
as a thumbnail this stands out from the crowd.It doesn't disappoint on taking a closer look.Thye colours are knock-you-in-the-eye and happy colours.I like your comnposition too and there is good sharpness.
I read your note with interest and remembered a saying I read just the other day. It went something like " you can waste your time worrying about the storm coming or you can be happy dancing in the rain when it comes".
best regards,

Hi, Christian.Good POV for this macroshot , saturated colors, contrast, with sharpness and addding the lady bug is a bonus. The composition is balanced by keeping the center of the flower in the lower third. Agree with your thoughts. Cheers.

Hello Christian

Great capture of the flower. I like the true colors captured here. Nice pov


Hello Christan,

Superbe macro, la coccinelle ressemble à un bijou épinglé sur la robe de cette belle.
Les couleurs sont vives et la fleur est séduisante avec son joli coeur bleu et jaune. Bravo.
Belle composition. Yolande

Beautiful macro! Great colors and very good details. Nice framing.

Hello Christan,
thank you so much for the kind invitation - yes, you realy made me smile this this lovely shot.
I love the colours and the nice glance on the ladybug. Very well done, you made my day ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-05-31 10:02]

Hi Christian,

Excellent macro, here I like this composition with this ladybug.
The perfect framing with a wonderful POV, the colors are bright and beautiful.
Some excellent details (F2.8) and nice depth of field.
A good week and my best wishes.

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2010-05-31 11:33]

extremely wild colors Christian but pleasing to the eyes. the lady bird is a perfect addition to its beauty.


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