Camouflage - certainly fits the theme
Dangerous - Well I would not want to be in the middle of that so it certainly fits the theme and is a good image..
Topical - nice personal take on the theme good shot.
Thank you everyone for your feedback I must apologise for the lack of time spend encouraging everyone else in return (I will in due course I promise!), Life & work are both as hectic as ever. I'm still trying my best to continue this years 52.
My Nain (that's the welsh word for Grandmother) turned 100 in August last year. Despite not taking this photo within the week it was the subject, it was the immediate thing that popped into my head. As it was such a special day (we had 4 generations of one family in one room!) I thought I'd use it for this week's theme...
Hi Rob. What an amazing lady and what a milestone to have achieved. Definitely a good one for The Living World and a great image to be treasured. Like the composition but particularly like the mini-firework display. As for Spiky - good find and certainly spot on for the theme.
Living World - No one is going to mind an archive shot for something that happens once every 100 years. Your Nan looks very well on it to. A gtreat shot to keep and treasure.
Spiky - Surely that should be hidden under a spoiler... How big was that blighter IRL? I wouldn't want to come across it at that size!
Great vibrant colours there and nicely blurred background.
Hi Rob, that's a belter of Nancy - she looks fairly relaxed with it all going on around her too, so well done that lady! A great capture of that firework as well
Spiky is solid - I struggle with macro a fair bit and yours looks pretty accomplished. Not sure if it would be possible to squeeze any more DOF out at all to get more of the spikes perhaps on its back in focus, but well lit and some nice colours going on to boot. My only crit would be it's a MUCH stronger image for me, flipped 90 degrees anti-clockwise!!
Two fantastic shots, Rob - your Nain looks completely chilled to have reached such a milestone - it must have been an incredible day for you all. Love your spider macro, too - fantastic colours - I can't wait until there are more beasties out in the garden to have a play!