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Challenge: Dead End (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Home
Date: Nov 4, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2005

I will say no more than Superglue! Don't worry, They were dead.


Wow, finally a blue ribbon. This time of year on warm sunny days we get inundated with ladybugs outside the house. Many make it inside as well. I was finally able to put them to use! I hope I did not disappoint anyone who thought that I chanced upon this scene. I suppose I very well could have if I had the time to look. My wife is used to me doing unusual things to get a good picture for these challenges. I think gluing ladybugs to a leaf may have been just a little over the edge and yet she did not bat an eye! I thank her for putting up with me and I thank everyone for your comments and for my ribbon.

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Place: 1 out of 173
Avg (all users): 7.2186
Avg (commenters): 8.2903
Avg (participants): 7.0099
Avg (non-participants): 7.4035
Views since voting: 17971
Views during voting: 555
Votes: 215
Comments: 94
Favorites: 47 (view)


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05/08/2006 10:38:15 PM
At least I only killed four... ;0)
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04/08/2006 04:27:30 PM
where did you buy the ladybugs?:)
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01/02/2006 09:10:23 PM
Wow...I always wondered how you did this. Fantastic and very creative.
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12/23/2005 04:48:49 AM
One of my favorite photos on the site. Love the way the top edge of the mound of dead ladybugs leads the eye.
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11/18/2005 10:03:23 AM
I think they had very beautiful death...eh ceremony. :) Normaly im not unto such stuff, but though... some make even churches from bones and skulls. I think your idea is much nicer. Keep creating!
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11/18/2005 01:38:40 AM
i really like the way you took this, the close up and the way there up aganist each other GREAT JOB!
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11/17/2005 04:12:05 PM
Originally posted by lnede:


At least I didn't eat them!


LOL!
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11/16/2005 09:14:34 PM
Wonderful image and well captured. Congrats!
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11/16/2005 02:47:27 PM
Don't be jealous because you didn't think of it. Awesome shot. Congrats on the blue ribbon.
Originally posted by lnede:

Originally posted by sincerehe:

so artificial!!they are not toys for you*_*

At least I didn't eat them!
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11/16/2005 11:25:14 AM
Nice picture , you could shot the picture at the rigth second and made a perfect picture, makes te viewr thinks that he is a africa-safari hehe
but i really loved it.
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11/15/2005 06:33:24 PM
Perfect picture. I loved this . Congratulationsss!!
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11/15/2005 05:36:17 PM
Good 'un!

Message edited by author 2005-11-15 17:38:26.
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11/15/2005 01:10:20 PM
Originally posted by sincerehe:

so artificial!!they are not toys for you*_*

At least I didn't eat them!
11/15/2005 12:56:32 PM
so artificial!!they are not toys for you*_*
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11/15/2005 05:21:11 AM
Originally posted by jsas:

LOL! you dooped me too, I thought wow what a shot. Still is a wow shot. I would have used duct tape though, it is the redneck in me.


Duct tape. Now why didn't I think of that!
11/14/2005 11:17:28 PM
LOL! you dooped me too, I thought wow what a shot. Still is a wow shot. I would have used duct tape though, it is the redneck in me.

Message edited by author 2005-11-14 23:17:54.
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11/14/2005 09:48:12 PM
OH I was dooped! Superglue!! That is SO funny! I did think this was a chance of a lifetime shot, but I will take the hard work as only another side of a good score well given!! Nice!
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11/14/2005 08:13:33 PM
congrats on your ribbon.
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11/14/2005 05:32:59 PM
Congratulations on your Blue! This Had to take alot of patience to set up, certainly paid off!
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11/14/2005 04:48:22 PM
This picture is amazing! Congrats!
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11/14/2005 03:44:00 PM
wow! what a setup! i never would have guessed...but then again, they weren't hanging from girders from a helmet or anythinglike that. congrats on an innovative composition and well-deserved blue!
: )
jeannel
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11/14/2005 03:21:35 PM
Pan Am flight niner niner two...please clear the runway we have traffic holding...
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11/14/2005 02:10:35 PM
Congrats Lawrence, this was my only 10 for the challenge.... and the set up? Wow! You sure go to lengths don't you!
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11/14/2005 02:07:28 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon.
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11/14/2005 01:15:03 PM
Well deserved winning photo. Congratulations!
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11/14/2005 12:31:01 PM
Well done! Congratulations, must have been hard gluing those wings open.
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11/14/2005 11:15:08 AM
I love this picture!

Congrats!
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11/14/2005 10:50:12 AM
U very much deserve this ;-))!
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11/14/2005 10:13:30 AM
Very creative imagination. lol (Reminds me of the guys I work with...they'd catch flying bugs and superglue a string to them and then attach them to their toolboxes. You'd walk into the hangar and see all these bugs flying around in circles and had to laugh.)
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. A great capture! I am glad they were already dead, though. :)
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11/14/2005 09:47:06 AM
LOL @ superglue! Congrats on a great shot & your blue ribbon!
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11/14/2005 09:44:56 AM
It's a very cool picture, but I must admit I would have been disappointed had I voted for a ribbon and then read about the superglue afterwards. A great idea for sure, but not a real capture of nature, no?
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11/14/2005 08:54:26 AM
Congrats on the blue! A very creative idea!
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11/14/2005 07:12:27 AM
Awesome job..!! Congrats..!
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11/14/2005 06:39:42 AM
Originally posted by elee3009:

Congrats! Figured this had to ribbon. I'm totally fascinated by the fact you superglued all the bugs - does that include the one with its wings up - still can't imagine how you did that. Well-deserved evidently!


I used a pair of tweezers under the ladybugs wings to hold them up and then used the superglue under the wings to get them to stay. It took a while for the glue to dry so I was walking around the house with it. A strange site you can imagine! Getting this one to sit on top of the heap was the hardest part. He kept falling to the ground and getting the positioning correct was difficult but perserverence paid off.
11/14/2005 06:34:02 AM
Congrats! Figured this had to ribbon. I'm totally fascinated by the fact you superglued all the bugs - does that include the one with its wings up - still can't imagine how you did that. Well-deserved evidently!
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11/14/2005 02:02:45 AM
nice set
1 blue
2 red
3 yellow

time for you to stop taking ribbons... or you will ruin your set :)
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11/14/2005 01:28:45 AM
Great job on this. Way to use your head to put something this good together.
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11/14/2005 01:00:56 AM
Brilliant conception. I like how they all seem to be waiting in line getting for take off. Congratulations on the Blue.
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11/14/2005 12:44:14 AM
Hey Lawrence: Congratulations on your BLUE with this superb study. A true blue!
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11/14/2005 12:34:23 AM
Hehehehe.....congrats.

Is superglue allowed in advanced editing ?? :)

bazz.
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11/14/2005 12:27:56 AM
Superglue, huh? So we're BOTH nuts! LOL! Nice to see at least one of my 10 votes get what it deserved. ;-)
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11/14/2005 12:27:12 AM
Nice shot, good colors! Superglue? LOL! Congratulations on the blue!
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11/14/2005 12:21:40 AM
One of my top pics .. congrats on your blue!!!
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11/14/2005 12:19:41 AM
Dead ladybugs, eh? Gives new meaning to the term, LOL... Congrats on blue.
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11/14/2005 12:16:53 AM
Brilliant, yes, brilliant
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11/14/2005 12:14:25 AM
Good Job, congrats!!!
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11/14/2005 12:12:48 AM
i loved this one, i knew it would ribbon. nice job.
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11/14/2005 12:09:15 AM
So beatiful and right on the spot for this challenge. Congratulations on your first blue!!
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11/14/2005 12:08:39 AM
Way to go. Congrats!
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11/14/2005 12:07:45 AM
Grats on the well earned ribbon
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11/14/2005 12:07:19 AM
Way ta go, Lawrence! Congratulations!
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11/14/2005 12:06:37 AM
Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2005-11-14 00:09:00.
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11/14/2005 12:05:46 AM
Congrats on your Blue! I knew it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2005 11:54:12 PM
Lovely image. Bumping to 10 for sheer beauty and fancifulness of this image. The top lady bug with it's wings open made the shot :)
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11/13/2005 09:32:25 PM
An excellent capture. Colours are great, focus and DOF are just right.
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11/13/2005 03:51:47 PM
what a great capture!
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11/13/2005 07:22:03 AM
Wow, what a nature capture! I wonder how you found so many bugs at one place. The one with the open wings makes the photo live, I also like composition and DOF. A photo which has a true story, good luck!
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11/13/2005 01:32:44 AM
rare and exciting image, should be in a childrens book. could use more contrast color with BG, top 5 shot.
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11/12/2005 12:52:13 PM
Nails the topic. Color, lighting, DOF and focus are all right where they should be, and you've made it special by capturing the "moment" of takeoff. I'd probably crop a little more off the top and bottom, but what would REALLY improve this shot is a ribbon next to the title. ;-) 10
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11/12/2005 08:02:20 AM
good capture, very sweeeeet!
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11/11/2005 04:07:46 PM
This is so cool, I love it.
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11/10/2005 07:57:27 PM
Oh my goodness. Adorable!
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11/10/2005 06:22:02 PM
expect this deservably may be a ribbon winner ... nice focus within shallow DOF
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11/10/2005 05:39:32 PM
really nice.. the DOF and the composition is great.. one of my favorites in this challenge..
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11/10/2005 05:37:38 PM
A most charming dead end. Lovely and catching those wings suspended of the top most bug really gives it a nice finishing touch. 9.
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11/10/2005 01:04:26 PM
Creative and well executed. Great shot. 9
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11/10/2005 12:06:27 PM
excellent shot, great timing and lots of interest
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11/09/2005 05:17:23 PM
WoW! I've never seen anything like this... amazing.
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11/09/2005 04:01:49 PM
Wonderful set up!!
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11/09/2005 02:59:19 PM
cute! beautiful use of colors. The pallate of colors of the background serves very well with the focused subjects.
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11/08/2005 11:14:13 PM
simply WOW... how the hell that happens...
nothing to say... got the quality for a ribon i think... 9
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11/08/2005 11:06:39 PM
I don't get the dead end but it is your interpretation. Nice picture.
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11/08/2005 10:27:53 PM
Nice capture. My 4yo daughter loves it.
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11/08/2005 04:17:03 PM
love it!
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11/08/2005 01:41:54 PM
Wow! Great Catch!! Did you pose the Lady Bugs this way?
However you got it, I love it.
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11/08/2005 01:25:54 PM
Very unique. Great catch. Good DOF.
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11/08/2005 12:22:11 PM
"I'm on top of the world!!!!"
Great capture...
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11/08/2005 11:02:31 AM
What a great shot. This ones a 10 in my book
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11/08/2005 10:22:38 AM
This is beautiful!! And i can truely see a dead end on this picture.
Well done:)
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11/08/2005 01:51:49 AM
This one made me smile. How the heck did they balance like that? A fun photo. Love the colors.
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11/08/2005 01:38:18 AM
wow, great capture!
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11/07/2005 09:18:56 PM
This one is great! Good catch!
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11/07/2005 06:32:19 PM
Falc? Maybe? I like the image overall but not too crazy about the dof. Should do well regardless. Good Luck!
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11/07/2005 04:30:39 PM
nice idea 8
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11/07/2005 04:05:20 PM
A great capture. Was the white on the ladybugs naturally that shade of orange or is it bleed from post-processing? That's my biggest complaint and you might not even have had anything to do with it. I'll tell you I have another of the "bug dead end" pics and was hoping to use ladybugs, but couldn't find any. :( 9
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11/07/2005 03:43:01 PM
Great catch. Love the image. Great color - Sharp Focus - Love the Details. --8--
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11/07/2005 12:17:26 PM
Nice shot!
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11/07/2005 10:58:01 AM
Oh my! What an excellent capture..and I must say quite a happy relief too, after looking at some rather horrid "suicide" type pictures...this just goes to show that not all "dead ends" need to be dark and disturbing...thank you for this image...I love it!
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11/07/2005 07:04:33 AM
Brilliant, and impressive how you trained those guys to do that for you :)
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11/07/2005 02:59:01 AM
NIce nice capture!
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11/07/2005 01:41:41 AM
Perfect. One of the winners here. 10
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11/07/2005 01:02:11 AM
Wow... Amazing capture.
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11/07/2005 12:51:12 AM
Outstanding capture! Talk about being at the right place at the right time, with the right camera setting! :-) This should ribbon. <10>
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11/07/2005 12:33:19 AM
Is this real? Real or not, so cool! Love the composition and the wings on the top lady bug (asian beetle? I forget which is which.) Great entry!
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