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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Virginia
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2005

Post-processed with Paint Shop Pro 9

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Brightness & Contrast: (B 2,C+5)
Color Balance: (R-5,G 0,B 0)
USM (1,210,4)
Noise Reduction: Salt & Pepper filter (3,5)
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It was funny trying to get close enough to these two to get their picture. As soon as I got close on one side they would move, in tandem, to the opposite side. Finally, I had to switch over to shoot using the LCD (I always use the viewfinder). By putting my hand to one side I could get them to move towards the camera side, which I was handholding. Not bad for one-handed at 1/30 eh? ;^)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.6913
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6879
Avg (non-participants): 6.6948
Views since voting: 2957
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 311
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/18/2006 03:13:58 PM
Sumptuous.
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07/13/2006 06:58:53 AM
Originally posted by gerdagrice:

Excellent macro shot! One handed at 1/30, wow! The detail and sharpness in the image are exceptional!


My thoughts exactly.
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11/11/2005 01:45:12 AM
cute, title too!
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11/11/2005 01:26:08 AM
Excellent macro shot! One handed at 1/30, wow! The detail and sharpness in the image are exceptional!
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10/16/2005 04:08:43 PM
This is a really great shot, nice job.
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09/20/2005 10:42:25 PM
Getting it on. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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09/19/2005 08:51:57 PM
**Greetings from the Critique Club!**

Let me just say that any one handed shot while trying to herd a couple of grasshoppers deserves a high vote alone! :) Aside from that, this image is great! It is clear, sharp, the colors and contrast are great, and you have an interesting subject. Your focus and DOF is spot-on, drawing the eye to your subject without it wanting to wander elsewhere.

Aside from that, your humor displayed in the title is an added bonus. By the photo alone, this really isn't what I would have thought about, but it makes me take a second look and chuckle. Overall, you have a great photo here, technically and aesthetically. Keep up the good work!

Tara
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09/17/2005 05:18:05 PM
Was just revisiting this great shot, and wondering why hadn't scored it higher. I gave it a "7" which in my book is a high score, but in hindsight I think I should of scored it higher. Very sharp image with great tones. Must of been the other monitor I saw it on...yeah, that's it:) Anyways, sorry and keep up the good work.
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09/14/2005 12:28:28 PM
Congrats on your high placing! I liked this one alot!
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09/14/2005 12:21:17 AM
Originally posted by Rules:

Photographs may not, however, show male or female genitalia or any acts of sex.


...DQ DQ!! Lol, great shot and congrats on your top 10! 046.gif
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:14:25 PM
LOL, paparizzi everywhere. A bit on the darkside, as it should be. Good title too.
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09/13/2005 09:36:27 PM
Nice photo - just caught on to the title. Good focus on subject and like the way it is cropped.
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09/13/2005 10:25:31 AM
HAHA Funny title. Nice capture, and I like the originality. Great details too.
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09/12/2005 08:59:30 PM
Great photo, very crisp. Gotta love the locust love!
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09/12/2005 01:10:41 PM
the big guy looks pleased....great title, great photo
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09/12/2005 12:58:52 PM
cool picture, great colour and focus, I love the title.
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09/12/2005 02:08:07 AM
Great capture..,. even down to their appearance of being annoyed at being spied upon.
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09/11/2005 09:41:23 AM
Heh. More explicit pictures... what would my mother say?

On second thoughts, I don't think I care. What would I say? WOW nice DOF! You have the texture of their bodies down so well, I can feel the smoothness just by looking at them. The colours rock too.

Stunning. 10.
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09/10/2005 11:13:11 PM
Very nice macro shot, and I really like the title too.
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09/10/2005 10:51:26 AM
pin sharp!!...nice caption too
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09/10/2005 05:12:13 AM
LOL
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09/10/2005 01:22:09 AM
Very neat shot here. What a lucky capture, great job!
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09/09/2005 08:27:47 PM
Never thought I'd see the day when two cicadias (or are they grasshoppers) would be making it on a branch but here it is. Great detail on the shell of the bugs. Would have liked it more contrasty and brighther, but a really nice image.
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09/09/2005 07:45:25 PM
Ew cricket secks. D:
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09/09/2005 12:35:22 PM
Good capture. Excellent detail on the grasshoppers.
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09/09/2005 10:29:35 AM
LOL ! What's not to love about that!
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09/09/2005 09:08:04 AM
Pretty cool image. Great DOF for subject. Focus dead on - good job. Colors good for subject. I love the lighting. Crop/composition okay. Creative take on challenge.
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09/09/2005 06:02:44 AM
Love macros, like this one. Nice.
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09/09/2005 05:18:44 AM
ha! One of the best for this challenge I've seen yet, nice and original and a beautiful shot too! This has to be a top 10!
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09/08/2005 10:11:19 PM
Great macro...but that's just wrong!!
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09/08/2005 08:45:37 PM
Love the humor in the title - but more importantlly I think this is a well done macro! Great colors and clarity. And you got the big guy to smile!
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09/08/2005 08:05:51 PM
Great focus! I really like this photo.
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09/08/2005 06:53:01 PM
cute title
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09/08/2005 03:25:15 PM
HAAAA hAAAA LOL--very funny!!
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09/08/2005 02:13:39 PM
Peeping Tom!! - 8 , nice shot
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09/08/2005 01:03:37 PM
LOL you cant beat a bit of the old grass-hopper lovin'
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09/07/2005 05:55:05 PM
Great title, nice shot
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09/07/2005 05:44:18 PM
nice macro, nice color and dov
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09/07/2005 04:26:37 PM
a grasshopper wow shot. Coloras, saturation, etc. right on. A shot to be proud of.
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09/07/2005 02:15:49 PM
wow, what a beautiful picture. Its a little under-exposed in my oppinion but the composition and detail is astounding. Congrats on a great submition.
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09/07/2005 12:38:49 PM
Absolutely incredible focus, color, & DOF. This is SOOO crisp! Nice deep, rich tones. Great job and cute title.
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09/07/2005 10:58:39 AM
Love is in the air....or at least on this branch. The colors are amazing and the composition is really quite good. LOVE IT -- 8 --
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09/07/2005 04:55:07 AM
cool concept :) great pic
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09/07/2005 03:35:02 AM
Thanks for the laugh. And a well done photo, to boot. Good colors and nice crisp critters.
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09/07/2005 01:15:13 AM
of the 400 some, this one stands out... funny and colorful and great macro focus! I love the title and idea... great job
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09/07/2005 01:03:18 AM
Great picture - funny title
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09/07/2005 12:18:00 AM
HEE HEE Great capture. Wow - the detail is really well done.
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09/07/2005 12:15:20 AM
Sexy! 8
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