E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Red clover

Red clover

A red clover flower.

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Edit:
I think the insect is some variety of Leaf Hopper, possibly - Eupelix cuspidata -
It's difficult to say from this angle, the insect will have been just a few millimetres long

Red clover

A red clover flower.

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Edit:
I think the insect is some variety of Leaf Hopper, possibly - Eupelix cuspidata -
It's difficult to say from this angle, the insect will have been just a few millimetres long

comments (12)

  • Clint
  • 23 Jan 2007, 03:01
This colors in this photo are pleasant. I like the color gradient on the petals of the flower.
EJWilkins: Thank you Clint. I chose this one for today because I liked the colours, thought they might help chase away the winter blues.
Summery and crisp. I like it. The bug on the leaf is a nice touch.
EJWilkins: Thanks Martin. If I remember rightly, this little bug did what they do best, and hopped onto the leaf and off again in the space of time it took to click the button.
Is it a bug ? The dying pedals around the edge create a nice transition between it (bug) and the fresh new pedals.
EJWilkins: I think it is a bug John, some sort of Leaf Hopper. Clover always surprises me, it's rare to find a complete flower with all the florets 'perfect'. I think they open gradually to provide a continuous supply of nectar, could be wrong though.
Lovely colours, great DOF, and super composition.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dane, nature gave me a helping hand wink
  • Iain
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 23 Jan 2007, 06:59
Beautiful macro. Fantastic colours, and not the usual kind of flower you see in macros which makes it a bit different/nice to look at smile
EJWilkins: Hi Ian, no I suppose it isn't the usual sort of flower, but it was such a lovely colour I couldn't resist taking its picture. SO please you like it smile
beautiful capture
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal smile
Nice sharp pic and DOF
EJWilkins: Thanks Daniel smile
  • Louis
  • south africa
  • 23 Jan 2007, 10:55
Tell us the truth Ellie, you were doing a macro of the bug, but when you did the upload you cleanly forgot about the bug and titled the flower instead? smile

Great capture Ellie.
EJWilkins: grin I'd have been delighted to have done a macro of the bug if it'd stayed around long enough. It was obviously desperate to have its portrait taken, so hopped into the frame long enough for me to click the shutter ... and then hopped out again!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Jan 2007, 13:19
OMG, Ellie. This is another fantastically composed and sharp pic with great DOF. I love it.

This reminds me of days gone by when we used to pick clover and pull out the tiny petals and suck out the nectar. You really can taste it! Those leaf hoppers are not dumb!!!
EJWilkins: Err, I used to do that too Ginnie. It was lovely and sweet smile

I'm glad you like this one. I think I've probably mentioned that I'm plundering my archives and using some pics taken during long walks last summer. Hopefully they'll keep me going until the weather clears.
Sharp and beautiful. Reminds me of summer. Oh, I want the sun back!
EJWilkins: Oh I can relate to your comment, it's been so dark here, and now it's gone cold. But I've noticed the days lengthening already, so the sun will be getting warmer soon and will chase away the winter blues. smile
Oh yes - spot on. It's all around us and you've worked out how to capture it and present us with a beautiful image.

This is not the most pristine example of a pink petally thing, (no idea of names), but it is nature and you have composed it to make such an ordinary thing something special.

Now that's photography.
EJWilkins: Goodness me Colin, thankyou. All I did was click the button because I thought the flower looked nice smile
Nice one Ellie smile
EJWilkins: smile Thanks Chris

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