FRAMES: Photo Challenge #56: Macro/Close-Up Shots: STAND-OUTSSeptember 14th, 2012 by Meegan Reid
Again, well done everyone! Here are my choices for the Macro/Close-up standouts. Remember, there are no winners or losers, I just pick a few that stand-out to me and ramble on about them. The “stand-outs” will be published in the Sunday, September 16, 2012 print edition of the Kitsap Sun.
“Burton’s Fly” by Lea Bessler
One could not have asked this fly for a better pose on the tendril of a plant. I’m almost tempted to think that this is a fake fly that Lea stuck on the plant with Elmer’s glue because it all just seems too perfect. Okay, I only bring up the fake fly question because I’m quite jealous since I shoot a lot of insect’ sitting on plants photos and this one is spectacular!
“Summer Harvest” by Lea Bessler
Now I only usually pick one stand-out per entrant, but Lea had two images that I just stared at trying to decide which one I liked best. So, since it’s my blog and I make the rules, I chose this one as a stand-out as well. The subject matter of this shot is fabulous since peas in a pod just scream to be shot with a macro lens. I also think that pairing the green peas with the little red tomatoes gave the image a nice compositional balance as well as a very summery color palette.
“Little Green Bug From Mars” by Steve S.
The detail and color of this frame is wonderful and I really like the composition and depth of field that puts the viewers focus right on the eyes. I could definitely see this little fella coming from Mars to plot his species’ takeover of Earth.
“Chicken Bone Scraps” by James Ozburn
I would have never thought that a close-up image of chicken bones could be interesting, but James proved that there’s even a little beauty at the end of a BBQ when one is stuck cleaning up the mess.
“Inside Time” by Faith Winters
I love the color, lighting and the details of this shot. I would have liked to see the whole other clock hand in the composition, but it’s not really necessary since the viewer can still easily figure out the subject matter.