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Dan The Lion
2nd PlaceDan The Lion
George


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Spring II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Date: Apr 21, 2013
Aperture: f/8 or f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2013

55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor (from the '60s)
36mm Vivitar extension tube (seems to be about the same age).

Shadows/Highlights, Gamma/Contrast, Hue
USM, Clone, Rotate, Crop

Order is all wrong, but you get the idea.

No spot editing besides cloning out one dust bunny.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.9307
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5122
Avg (non-participants): 7.2167
Views since voting: 1720
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 101
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/06/2013 10:12:30 PM
Felicitari! Congrats
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05/04/2013 06:17:49 PM
Thank you to all the voters and commenters! I don't have a lot of experience with macro photography, so you know I'm overjoyed with how well it did, and with such praise from 21_F.gif IreneM. This was one of maybe 20-30 shots of just this bee (itself one of many that I chased around), and really the only one that was in focus and had an acceptable amount of motion blur (there is some visible at 100%). The composition was mostly achieved through cropping, since I had little time to compose while shooting.

Message edited by author 2014-01-31 00:07:08.
05/02/2013 01:33:08 PM
This HAD to do well, it's so darn good. Many congrats on the ribbon, George. Ah.. Just noticed it's your first ribbon and new PB. Congrats again.
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05/01/2013 08:22:39 PM
Beautiful, sharp macro. Congratulations George!!!!!
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05/01/2013 12:27:54 PM
Little dude is loaded down! Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/01/2013 11:26:23 AM
Felicitari pentru primul ROSU!
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05/01/2013 09:19:36 AM
Looks like he is in bee heaven. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/01/2013 08:18:50 AM
Great depth for macro. congrats
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05/01/2013 07:58:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB. Lovely macro. I love the pollen.
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05/01/2013 04:41:51 AM
Congratulations.
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05/01/2013 03:44:31 AM
Great macro, congrats on the ribbon!
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05/01/2013 01:53:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, great shot!
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05/01/2013 12:23:58 AM
Great capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2013 10:35:46 PM
Dandelions are certainly a sign of Spring in my yard. Much to my neighbor's dismay, I'm sure. Great detail on yours!
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04/30/2013 08:46:11 PM
Nice macro and wonderful detail. I don't think most people realize how challenging these shots are... Well Done!
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04/30/2013 07:42:52 PM
Great capture!
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04/30/2013 11:18:40 AM
So much pollen! Great job.
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04/29/2013 09:14:36 PM
Incredible detail in this macro! Love all the pollen on the bee fur!
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04/29/2013 07:27:58 PM
Fantastic closeup! I love the pollen on the bee.
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04/29/2013 12:18:51 PM
Nicely done. Great focus.

Tough shot done well.

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04/24/2013 07:51:16 PM
Awesome detail!
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04/24/2013 01:29:04 PM
What better way to say spring than a flower, bee, and pollen. Wonderful photograph with great colors, perfect composition, and DOF. My number 1 photo for the challenge.....10
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04/24/2013 07:36:28 AM
Fantastic!
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