It’s amazing how much life you find in the garden at this time of the year, if you just look! :-)

Milton Keynes, UK
[Sony a350, Sigma 105mm macro, f::7.1, 1/100sec, ISO-100]


insect, bug, ladybird, winged

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    Great shot George!

  • Thanks Nathalie :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 5 years ago

    WOW!! Love this macro shot – AND you’ve got the best possible contrasting colours!!

  • LOL – who can improve on mother nature??? :-) Many thanks Vikram

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonabout 5 years ago

    One of the best I’ve seen. Fantastic detail.

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkabout 5 years ago

    fantastic macro….:)

  • WOW! Thank you so much for the feature and for your comment! I really appreciate it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Marie Martelli
    Marie Martelliabout 5 years ago

    This is wonderful. Absolutely one of the best I’ve seen! Congrats on your feature

  • Thank you very much for your compliment Marie :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • magneta
    magnetaabout 5 years ago

    Don’t forget to add it to the August Avatar Challenge!

  • Wow! Brilliant!!! many many thanks!!! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 5 years ago

    nice capture, congradulations on your feature

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeabout 5 years ago

    congratulations on your features!! this is fantastic!! great artwork!!

  • Thank you very much! I appreciate it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic macro!! I’m really wishing for a macro lens now!!! :-)

  • Thanks Ann – I’m sorry, didn’t mean to rub it in… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot George! I agree with Vikram – you couldn’t get better colours than this!

  • Thanks Ursula – I shot it as I found it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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