Red-bordered Metalmark

Posted by Craig Lipski on Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:40 pm

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Red-bordered Metalmark (m)
Caria ino

Hidalgo Co, TX

In the U.S, found only in far southern Texas.  Not much bigger than a thumbnail, and not especially colorful on the topside (especially the males.)  This one was visible from our R.V. window, it wasn't too windy, and the light was pretty good, so I decided to go out for a shot of the more colorful underside.  I liked this one better than the profile-type shots - he looks like he's shocked that I'm going to post his nether regions on line!  :cry:

5D Mk IV
100-400 4.5-5.6 II + extension
1/125 s, f/9
iso 800
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,

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by Tom Whelan on Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:34 pm
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Fine composition and a creative angle on the colorful metalmark.

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by rhighercat on Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:34 pm
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Flowing composition. Metalmark in right upper corner works well. colorful underside. nice colors.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:56 am
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I hope he won't complain about the invasion of his privacy, Craig! Good choice on the ange with this one, and a lovely composition.

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by ChrisRoss on Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:59 am
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Nice work, shows off the colours very well.
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by Matthew Pugh on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:20 am
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I like the different perspective which with the nicely attention seeking subject eyes really add impact to the view as a whole

A nicely thought out, and taken image

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