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22.52 - Shy, but strong-willed. by dragonfly-oli 22.52 - Shy, but strong-willed. by dragonfly-oli
Aaah. Squares and my favourite invertebrate: A ladybug. :heart:
I know, this week has just begun, but I am sure it will be great! :heart:
This ladybug could be considered as a little reflection of myself (I cannot be seen in the picture, though! ^^; ). I am a bit shy in the beginning, hiding behind a stone. But when I trust someone, I show my complete character. :aww:
I hope you like it.

:camera:: Nikon D5000
Lens: 50mm f/1.8 + Closeup-filter

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What a beautiful shot! I absolutely adore the little backstory included, it certainly adds more to it than originally.
I certainly feel the shyness of the invertebrate, it's 'hiding' behind the stone a perfect reflection of both you and many others.

The vision here is most definitely clear. A shy ladybug hiding from the viewer, only peeking to see if they are still there. With the perfect depth of field to enhance the feeling of this lone ladybird hidden behind it's only protection, all focus on it, certainly creates the illusion of this little thing being quite shy around anyone.

Originality is something this piece definitely has. It's simple, cute, and I definitely have not seen a shot like this up until now, although I am sure there are pictures of ladybugs viewed from very close quarters and said insect perched upon some sort of object, natural or not, but this one is one for the books. It's got that whimsy that, inclusive to the piece, brings out much more personified emotion and the "shyness" that the title implies.

A perfect score in technique, as the depth of field is something that works perfectly with this shot. Were there no blurred background or foreground, I feel this would not have been as strong as it is.

Which that brings me to impact. This piece is strong in that it captures the viewer, entrancing them and pulling them into the scene, believing very much so that this introverted invertebrate is implying it wishes to stay hidden away. Perhaps it is warming up to our presence? I am lost in this photograph, and that makes me very happy.

A wonderful score for a wonderful picture, great shot Olivia!
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful! :love:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :heart:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Ahmet-ER Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
I love the parallels you drew between yourself and the ladybug. ;) The tiny red splash among the neutral colors really makes a statement!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconadagiobunny:
Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
You're most welcome! :D
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
That is really cute. I love ladybugs. She really seems to be shyly peeking from behid the stone :aww: . :bug: :+fav:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconsylverface:
sylverface Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice !
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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sylverface Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem =D
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:iconsubsonicmattia:
subsonicmattia Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice photo :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconwnison:
Wnison Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
Love it :love: :clap:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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absolutend Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
your ust like me so shy but when i get to know you i show my real side
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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absolutend Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
:)
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:iconnamlunvn:
namlunvn Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
wow!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Do you like it?
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:iconnamlunvn:
namlunvn Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
yes, I love it! It's so beautiful!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I see you :D
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
Do you like it? ;)
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Yes of course :heart: I faved it so I really like it, haven't seen a shot like this before :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:huggle:
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Patricia-b Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
die Farben sind unheimlich schön und den Marienkäfer hast du natürlich auch echt gut getroffen ^.^
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank! :heart:
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Artist
wow...she looks cool..:D..:heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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aoao2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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hydrocean Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the blurry effect of this photo... very nice!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconwiingzz:
wiingzz Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice shot! :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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wiingzz Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :aww:
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