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Wicked Dark
04-11-2011, 11:43 AM
The first successful microscape of the year. I scouted for a while before finding this one that not only had a nice mossy foreground, but had that tree behind and very cooperative sunlight. Stinky critters though.


While doing some reading about them, I found out skunk cabbage can bloom so early because its cellular respiration actually produces heat and can melt snow. Pretty cool.

04-11-2011, 01:00 PM
Cool capture! Very nice. As for the smell, you know you gotta suffer for your art. :shrug:

04-12-2011, 05:32 AM
Very nicely done WD. Love the detail and lighting here. That little maroon reflection on the spiderweb coming off the tip really caught my eye also.

Wicked Dark
04-12-2011, 08:29 AM
thanks ladies. the spider thread was a surprise that I only saw in post. At the time I was too busy worrying the light would go. 5 minutes later when we were back on the road, it was overcast. New England is such a joy.

04-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Really nice catch WD. nice comp here !

Wicked Dark
04-12-2011, 04:11 PM
thanks. I'm not in the I'm 3-inches tall groove yet, but I'll get there. Envisioning compositions from my regular height takes some getting used to.

04-12-2011, 05:26 PM
Nice image. Like the down low perspective.

Wicked Dark
04-14-2011, 07:42 AM
thanks much. getting down there is easy, getting up is the hard part.

04-16-2011, 09:13 PM
I like the colors/marbling in the main part of the plant, and it's cool how the color from the spider web kinda matches one of the colors in the plant.

Wicked Dark
04-17-2011, 09:24 AM
thanks Q1. I found there's a lot of variation in coloring depending on where the plant is. Some are more green-y yellow.

04-17-2011, 05:57 PM
I really like this. Love the colour and composition!

Wicked Dark
04-18-2011, 09:17 AM
thanks girl. the microscape is something I particularly love doing so expect more of them once I get over this cold and can get out.