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  #218 The Rule of 3 (NOT the Rule of Thirds)
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3 dots       ©2019 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       10th place, 48 points
1/2000s, f2, ISO 80, 24mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: cropped to 1x1
raised gamma, contrast and colors a little bit
downsized and sharpened
      Extra Info: Today I was lucky to find a little ladybug with 3 dots in a meadow near my home. This was exactly my first idea for this challenge and I was so happy that I actually found this little critter - that's why I did not care that it had not prepared for the shooting. ...a dirty little one.
By the way, it is just eating a plant louse.
 
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alis nocturnis
Jul 1, 2019
    Had to look closely to see how it qualified (should have read the caption). A closer crop to bring out the excellent focus might be more appropriate. Obviously someone with very steady hands!

Mepo
Jul 1, 2019
    A feast on your fingertip. I don't think the three dots impact the photo any differently than two or four would. I love the shot but I think it misses the true strength of the rule of three.

Lo
Jul 1, 2019
    He's a lovely and unusual example of the Rule of Three. Nice spotting. I would have been tempted to crop off some of the finger, as the brightness detracts from the bug.

kerszkavet
Jul 1, 2019
    I like the pink / red / green balance, and the sharpness of the ladybird. Good central composition too
On my monitor, the part of the nail and wing are distractingly blown, which is a shame.
So glad you were able to find a bug with three spots and then persuade it to pose for you - hope you were not hunting for a long time!
Edited on Jul 1, 2019

Old Finn
Jun 30, 2019
    Nice picture. Well focused and composed. In my favorites.

ysal
Jun 29, 2019
    Very lucky of you to find this, most ladybugs have more spots. And yes, I see that he is enjoying a meal! I see that lighting was challenging.

Franz07
Jun 29, 2019
    Thank you both for your comments.
davemisunas, yes it was a challenge. I took over 200 shots to get about 10 sharp ones
SteveBee, I was also thinking about a closer crop - more macro-style - and I'm still undecided...
but turning it more towards light had no chances of success. I tried to and the bug kept moving all the time.

SteveBee
Jun 28, 2019
    Very interesting shot. I would be tempted to crop it closer. Turning slightly so that the light is falling on the bugs face would be nice too.

davemisunas
Jun 28, 2019
    very nice capture... getting a close up like that must have been a challenge... in my favorites. ( he was cute before we knew it was eating another critter ;-)
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