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Spotted

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Ladybird [Macro Shot]

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I have also made this into an iPhine/iPod Touch desktop wallpaper here [link]

~PatrickL here... [link] in a Sony Ericsson Theme. Go check him out :nod:

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Sorry! New logo/© used. This will now be on all my work apart from purchased prints etc. I've tried to make it as appealing as possible.
Don't blame me, blame the thieves that sell my work on eBay!!!.
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Given 2008-04-04
Spotted by =l8I'm still quite passionate about the WP gallery, as that is the gallery where I started and coming across awesome work like this in the halls of wallpaper is still as exciting now as it was then. This artist has a very beautiful gallery and this is just one of the gems you'll find there. This piece is perfect for a desktop. Enjoy! ( Featured by KariAnnLax )
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Critique by EverydaySaint Apr 19, 2009, 2:38:47 PM
A beautiful macro shot, I must say. The set-up and lighting are greatly executed with the contrasting background. You've given the word simplicity a brand new meaning with Spotted. This shot reminds me of a spotlight on an open stage, focusing the attention on the performing character. Your use of the black/white background to the scarlet-red ladybug helps us remember how beautiful the smallest things in life can be. With only one small complaint, I do think that the falling fragments above the ladybug could have been eliminated from the photo to focus even more attention on the spotted bug. Once again, you've done a fantastic job with this photograph. This greatly deserves the attention it has been getting.
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MikeHolmesfour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
pretty decent wallpaper. Works well with my red laptop. Shame about the logo and the thieves. I promise I wont share it once I photoshop the logo off.
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Dupwnt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to experience something that breathes life into our day in a nearly inexplicable way. It could be something like holding a baby for the first time or walking away from a near fatal car accident completely unscathed. When we have the good fortune to have our lives cross paths with a moment like this it has the potential to change our outlook on life both permanently and for the better. Your piece "Spotted" worked its magic on me in this exact way. Honestly i have never in my life seen anything, let alone a still image, that captured my attention the way this shot does. I have no way to express just how much i admire what you have done except to say, you are without a doubt a truly exceptional artist. Keep that camera clicking for us. Brilliant work!!!
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PicTd Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi just popped around to say sorry about the fuss re this pic, the comment i made was not about you but a comment on the judging, it was meant to be a private message to the other admins but i posted it in the wrong place, in my time as admin in the group i tried to help out with members queries re photography and gave as much feedback as possible, again sorry for bringing you into the mess
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l8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm sorry but I have no idea what your on about lol
Even if I had seen it, I have a very thick dA skin as I've been a Gallery Moderator for Wallpaper and for Photography as part of the CR Team so don't worry.
I've only been a member of this Group for a day and I've caused chaos already :rofl:
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PicTd Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
its awesome...and someone complained about this?
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
I have a complaint?
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
it was in someones journal....i really don't remember who, somethinmg about it being blurry...not a big thing probaby miss comunacation
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol
Thanks
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:iconona-to-ja:
ona-to-ja Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
biiig love! ;p
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconona-to-ja:
ona-to-ja Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
my pleasure :)
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:iconkj-illustration:
KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful! I love this one!
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconbamboofan:
BambooFan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Photographer
This is so beautiful, really stunning! :)
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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Eye-In-Vision Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
I LOVE B&W photography with Red popped in, but only when it's appropriate...and this one is a GREAT use of that effect...awesome!! Another :+fav:
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l8 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks buddy :D
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Awesome! Very nice work =D
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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SoniaMatas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, its very nice, and relaxing *-*
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MBB-Firecracker Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing macro shot and beautiful set-up with the contrasting background. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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hazelnut2nd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
amazing details and colours =)
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Radio3dit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I really Like this, this has been our wallpaper since way before I was on here. was the focus done in camera or after?
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
It was done on the camera.
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thebigG2005 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
do you use a digital slr with live preview or just a normal viewfinder? Was reading about slr, interesting stuff. Love this shot:D
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l8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hey G :wave:

I use the Canon 40D and yes it has Live View. I use it when I need to have my focus spot on as it gives you the option of zooming in 5x and 10x on the image to be taken.

Hope that helps.

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l8
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:iconthebigg2005:
thebigG2005 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
cool thanks for sharing the info. Nice to see ya :wave: merry christmas :santa:
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
You too G
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thebigG2005 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
thx m8
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:iconberen79:
beren79 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wow wow

Wonderful love it D:D
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wcgator Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
I love how the red really just POPS when you look at it!
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AndreaAndrade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008   Digital Artist
I love ladies bugs!
Very nice wall! :D
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dxmfan Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Simple, but fantastic lighting and color contrast. Reminds me to not overlook the little things, since they can be some of the prettiest things in the world.
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igorshred Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Also I'd love you to leave me a comment so I can hear what you think

I think I like it a lot! Thank you :)
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lilleGekko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Beautiful!

I love the use of black/white and the red ladybug, it really stand out. The light setting is also really cool. I can't find much more to say because this shot is really perfect :heart:
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lilleGekko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Yeah and I forgot to say :addtodesktop: thanks :hug:
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:iconemersonstem:
EmersonStem Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
i love lady-bugs
they are the cutest bugs on God's green earth.
:D
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:iconworldii:
WorldII Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome dude.
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:iconl8:
l8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks Andrew
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Cinderella2B Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
this is magnificent
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:iconanalwsimos:
analwsimos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
great idea...excellent photo
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Mimado Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Wonderful! Awesome focus and I love that the background is B&W!! :clap:
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