Best of 2010

A quick round-up of the most visited blog posts of 2010:

and the least visited post of 2010 – Deadly Gentian

Misumena vatia on Fringed Gentian. Fujichrome 50

Have a great New Year everyone! Looking forward to 2011!

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  1. Dave 31 December, 2010 at 8:02 PM #

    Well, I like the least visited picture (it would be a great cover for a pulp crime novel – the Mimusena on-a-half-gentian looks half naked), but Heather says it is over-exposed. Let’s hope The Bugwhisperer gets enough attention to feel over-exposed in 2011!

  2. Adrian Thysse 31 December, 2010 at 9:49 PM #

    Heather is right, it is over-exposed. The spider’s left foreleg and the fringe on the gentian are blown out. I consider it acceptable hi-lighting that adds stark intensity to an otherwise somber picture.I imagine quite a few of my bug images will cross the line between the need for scientific accuracy and my aesthetic sense (or lack thereof!)

    All the best to you both in the New Year! (…and the cats as well.)

  3. TGIQ 4 January, 2011 at 11:40 AM #

    I actually really like that “least viewed” photo, and I agree with your aesthetics…the overexposure creates a really arresting and stark contrast to the way the vivid purple fades into blackness at the opposite end of the photo.

    • Adrian Thysse 4 January, 2011 at 12:28 PM #

      🙂 Thanks!

      I should do a poll on this one…

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