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Getting acquainted
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1756 W: 155 N: 4808] (24752)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-14
Categories: Nature, Macro, Mood
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dirty Beauty, Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 4:29
Viewed: 1359
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This insect was stuck on a spider web inside my house when I noticed it struggling to break free...and it did.
I found it different from others and am still wondering what it is.
I gave it a helping "finger" and took advantage of its weakened abilities due to its effort to escape from its fate.
However, after a while, as we were getting acquainted, the little "fly" wanted more than just a finger: it started preparing itself to poke into the skin. That was the end of our relationship. I "kicked" it outside and set if free!!

PHOTOFILTRE: No cropping-Resized-Sharpened only on the insect and finger-Framed-Progressive contour and 3D single bevel for the frame

PS: I held the camera with only one hand - not an easy task!

Refugee, calbreaz, Hendrika, tibig, Maite, lilimih33, kokos101, Silvio2006, Royaldevon, BenF, PierreFrigon, fer has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To BenF: Hi Ben,CallMeMaria 1 05-22 02:30
To microearte: Bom dia Sergio,CallMeMaria 1 05-22 02:21
To fer: Olá Fernando,CallMeMaria 1 05-20 12:50
To PierreFrigon: Hi Pierre,CallMeMaria 1 05-20 04:42
To calbreaz: Hi Cal,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 16:02
To jone: Hi Jone,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:57
To tibig: Hi Tibi,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:49
To Maite: Hi Maite,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:48
To lilimih33: Hi Lili,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:47
To BenF: Hi Ben,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:46
To kokos101: Hi Zoran,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:43
To microearte: Olá Sergio,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:42
To anducina: Hi Andreea,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:39
To Silvio2006: Hi Silvio,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:36
To Royaldevon: Hi Bev,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 15:04
To Hendrika: Hi Els,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 06:19
To Refugee: Good morning David,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 04:39
To macromania: Hi Mark,CallMeMaria 1 05-19 04:33
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Great macro Lurdes, lovely detail. It looks like some kind of bee!

Regards Mark :)

Excellent macro Lurdes and very good artwork. Lovely colour and fine detail. TFS,

hello, lurdes
nice to meet your adventurous friend. that frame looks like a button, an escape button - you press it and escape the sting... thanks.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-05-19 5:02]
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Hola Lurdes ;)
excellent macro and framing... my compliments,
J ;)

Excellent work and very courageous. Could this be a horse-fly - very dangerous if they want to poke into the skin. So free them by all means, but don't let them land on your skin.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-05-19 6:16]
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Hi Lurdes,
A beautiful macro shot of this kind of bee, and the fact that it comes with a story only makes the picture more valuable.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-05-19 6:32]
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What an inconsiderate and ungrateful bug!
But it's so curious anyway! It looks like a strange kind of bee.
You did an excellent shot and a marvellous job, Lurdes!
I like it very much.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.

Hello Lurdes!
Great macro composition!
Nice detail, good colours and lovely perspective!
Excellent done!

hi lurdes!
very nice close up shot, great sharpness and details.

Excellent compo and details, nice framing.



Hi Lurdes, congratulations for your splendid 200th photo on TE, lovely bug with wonderful details, elegant presentation, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Lurdes,
I think that tells a lot about your character that you set it free when it attempted to attack you!. That was one lucky fly escaping from two perils in one day! You are so imaginative and creative with your shots! First rate in every way!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-05-19 15:44]
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Hi Lurdes,
Very nice macro shot.
I love your frame work.
Well done,

Amazing macro shot. Excellent sharpness and details.
You have a good heart. I would've taken the shot of it in the spider web.

Olá Lurdes,

Magistral trabalho onde tudo me parece perfeito.
Parabéns, amiga.

:) amanhã.

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2007-05-20 11:29]
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Olá Lurdes,

Tadinha da aranha ficou sem refeição...hehehe
Bom trabalho!Excelente definição mas o melhor de tudo foi o acto de salvar o bichinho de um destino cruel.Que será que a aranha pensou da tua acção. :P
Fica bem,

Hello Lurdes,
This image is unique and fabulous. I have no idea what type of insect it is but the detail can be seen extremely well. Fabulous.

muy buena!!!


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