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Challenge: Free Study 2017-07 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Carl Zeiss 100mm ZF f/2.0 Makro-Planar T
Location: Singapore
Date: Jul 7, 2017
Aperture: 18.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2017

I submit my original JPEG photo for this Free Study Challange with the minimum changes made stated below.

1. Crop a little.
2. Brighten up the photo.
3. Verify white balance is correct.
4. Resize photo for submittion.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 120
Avg (all users): 6.7091
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 368
Views during voting: 95
Votes: 55
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/12/2017 11:43:26 AM
Originally posted by snaffles:

Greetings from the Critique Club! First off, Roger, congrats on the HM, this is a very good macro. The beetle's antennae make a great way to lead the eye into the pic and to that funny little face it has. The ambient lighting is perfect and the comp dead simple but very effective. Even the colours work perfectly with the green of the leaf being complementary to the orange eye area. Great find, and well deserving of the high score *and HM in a FS no less. Keep up the great work, and look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

Susan


Hi Susan,
Great to hear from you again. Thank you and I am really happy managing to rech 4th(HM). My best so far and Really very happy. I am particular of it's antennae as they are very long, I position myself lower then the normal eye level shot. This allow me to express it very long antennae and very detailed face which basically where I want them to see the compound eyes. I feel the leaf is beeded to show the base of where it is resting on, I am pretty fortunate too as this is a rather big beetle thus I was able to capture the details of it's compound eyes clearly. Thank you once again for your comments and valuable pointers. They have prove very useful, thank you Susan.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/11/2017 02:17:20 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! First off, Roger, congrats on the HM, this is a very good macro. The beetle's antennae make a great way to lead the eye into the pic and to that funny little face it has. The ambient lighting is perfect and the comp dead simple but very effective. Even the colours work perfectly with the green of the leaf being complementary to the orange eye area. Great find, and well deserving of the high score *and HM in a FS no less. Keep up the great work, and look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

Susan
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08/08/2017 10:56:39 AM
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

well done on this hm! spectacularly sharp image.


Hi NialloTuama, thankful to know there are many that apprciate macro too, thank you very much for your support and good feedback.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 09:14:31 AM
well done on this hm! spectacularly sharp image.
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08/08/2017 07:06:52 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Amazing image! Fabulously sharp where it should be. I certainly wouldn't want to meet this creature on a dark night (or even by day ;-)
Many congrats on your HM, Roger.


Hi IreneM, Please do not be alarm, this is just a beetle and it is just almost 2 inches in length, they have very beautiful compound eyes and they are tree dweller. We commonly find them resting on leafs and at time on small branches. Thank you very much for your kind feedback.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 06:23:03 AM
Amazing image! Fabulously sharp where it should be. I certainly wouldn't want to meet this creature on a dark night (or even by day ;-)
Many congrats on your HM, Roger.
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08/08/2017 06:15:37 AM
Originally posted by Chris_Ang:

Well done!


Thank you Chris, Last three and will work harder, thank you for the support.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 03:45:47 AM
Well done!
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08/08/2017 03:34:31 AM
Originally posted by Neil:

Wow! Great!


Thank you Neil..
08/08/2017 03:33:45 AM
Originally posted by gintay:

Congratulations Roger!
Great capture


Thank you Gin, three more to go. Ganbatte..
Thank you all so much for the supporr.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 03:31:51 AM
Originally posted by andrewt:

Super congrats my friend


Thanks Andrew.. very happy about it. Thanks. . Appreciated..

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 02:15:49 AM
Congratulations Roger!
Great capture
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08/08/2017 01:30:02 AM
Wow! Great!
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08/08/2017 01:19:46 AM
Super congrats my friend
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08/08/2017 01:11:49 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

WOW! Give me the name of his planet so I can put it on my list of places to avoid. ;-) Stunning macro. Mesmerizing. Congratulations on 4th.


Thanks Art Roflmao, This is a Long horned beetle commonly found in asian forest. Their main feature are their compound eyes typically covers their entire face. So glad that you like this photo too. Thank you for your kind comment, very much appreciated. .

Best regards,

Roger New.

Message edited by author 2017-08-08 06:17:24.
08/08/2017 01:08:00 AM
Originally posted by MeMex2:

whoa! what a face!


Hi MeMex2,
Yes what a face indeed, their face are mainly make up of their compound eyes. Their long foller give them the name Long Horned beetle. Always a joy to shot then I'd they keep still enough. Thank you very much for your comments and your support is much appreciated. .

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 01:03:34 AM
Originally posted by kiwinick:

ugly looking bloke good photo vote 5


Hi Kiwinick, No doubt it is ugly, but like any worrior, they ate build for tought battle. Glad you like this photo. Much appreciated for your support.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 01:02:40 AM
WOW! Give me the name of his planet so I can put it on my list of places to avoid. ;-) Stunning macro. Mesmerizing. Congratulations on 4th.
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08/08/2017 01:01:22 AM
Originally posted by mariuca:

great capture and composition of a warrior - better not meet in person


Hi Mariuca, very thankful for your comment, I was contemplating should Icrop nearer due to the long horn as it stretch them out. I decided it better to keep them in the end to take the original composition. Really appreciate toy support and feedback.

Best regards,

Roger New.
08/08/2017 12:57:08 AM
Originally posted by MaryO:

He looks like he has lips LOL. Excellent macro.


Thank you very much Mary O, yes must agree it look like lips too me too. I am just as amazed by how tier eyes look like. Hope there will be more interesting insect in the future.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 12:53:08 AM
Originally posted by bvy:

Hard not to like this!


Thank you BVY, I am so glad that I finally finding more photographers that do love macro too. Glad that you like how this Long horned beetle is shot. Many thanks.

Best regards,

Roger New
08/08/2017 12:49:05 AM
Originally posted by 3DsArcher:

Macro photography never fails to impress me. Excellent example

Thank you 3Ds Archer, I am glad to know more macro here. Willl my best to post better macro photos. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Roger new
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2017 03:14:55 AM
Macro photography never fails to impress me. Excellent example
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08/04/2017 04:07:44 PM
Hard not to like this!
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08/02/2017 09:30:27 AM
He looks like he has lips LOL. Excellent macro.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/01/2017 11:22:23 AM
great capture and composition of a warrior - better not meet in person
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08/01/2017 04:40:48 AM
ugly looking bloke good photo vote 5
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08/01/2017 12:44:27 AM
whoa! what a face!
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