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Green, Eyed Monster
Green, Eyed Monster
LevT


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color on Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2006

Found a whole bunch of these nasty but beautiful creatures this morning happily eating my one and only tomato plant (not much of it left :() As a consolation, at least now I have a shot...

In p/p converted from RAW, rotated, cropped, cloned empty areas in the corners that appeared due to rotation, sharpened, neatimaged, added 5 px frame, saved.


After challenge:

Yet another 7+ image and no ribbon (5th!!!)

Anyway, thanks so much for high grades and great comments! A ribbon would be nice, but a 4th place in such a tough field is not bad :)

Just shows how much I learned at the Nasti and Gary's workshop: lighting, posing, makeup, interaction with the model and such :)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.0323
Avg (commenters): 8.1081
Avg (participants): 7.0244
Avg (non-participants): 7.0351
Views since voting: 3863
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 310
Comments: 51
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/11/2006 11:29:13 AM
Great shot. I never find cool bugs like this! Congratulations on 4th!
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08/03/2006 01:49:36 PM
classiest of the top 10. or at least the most natural, which I am always a fan of.
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08/03/2006 10:47:17 AM
Definitely worth a tomato plant for a shot like this! I can't believe how realistic the "eyes" look. It's as though they are pasted on. Amazing in every way!
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08/02/2006 01:13:22 PM
Great shot! Rated 10.

Congrats on the high placing.
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08/02/2006 02:08:22 AM
congrats on 4th.. what a wonderful shot. You can almost feel the texture of the plant and critter eating it ;) (sorry bout the plant.. great score tho!!)
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08/02/2006 01:01:43 AM
Deserves its own ribbon. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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08/02/2006 12:24:44 AM
And a lovely model she is! Nice work!!
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08/02/2006 12:23:52 AM
I spotted one of these guys in my garden this afternoon. Beautiful capture. Well done.
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08/02/2006 12:21:53 AM
Simple and elegant! Excellent job, Lev! Congratulations with top 5!
We have plenty of these creatures on my backyard; I wish I found them use just as you did ;)
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08/02/2006 12:17:24 AM
congrats on 4th! great macro!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 09:47:16 PM
Great shot. Beautiful detail and the colors are nice and subdued. Hope this does well for you and I will help out a bit. Bumping up.
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08/01/2006 06:33:27 PM
Dang, check out all those crazy eyes! Great detail and very nice color on color.
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08/01/2006 03:05:16 PM
Whats that coming over the hill?
Is it a monster?
Is it a monster?

I love this capture! :D
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08/01/2006 02:02:43 AM
I love the detail on this.
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07/31/2006 09:40:27 PM
Back to comment and bump. One of my favorites. Great composition and so crisp. 9
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07/31/2006 07:04:14 PM
Wow. I thought my catepillar was weird.
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07/31/2006 12:48:44 AM
nice color contrast
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07/30/2006 08:08:08 PM
Now this is very good.....I love it.....
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07/30/2006 12:29:01 AM
Stunning shot. Crisp focus, great use of light to separate it from the background. 9 and going in my favorites.
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07/30/2006 12:07:48 AM
The fascinating world of nature and what a cool capture. 7
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07/29/2006 10:40:20 PM
great shot!!!! funny little critter - nice capture.
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07/29/2006 07:31:16 PM
wow effect :)
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07/29/2006 12:00:05 PM
This is by far the best of the macros entered in this challenge. Hope it scores well for you.
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07/29/2006 09:16:43 AM
This one definately stands out, great capture. 9
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07/28/2006 04:52:56 PM
This kidof looks like a parrot too at the top, I think. Neat photo.
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07/28/2006 03:33:25 PM
what a bug! good find.
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07/28/2006 12:21:22 PM
Wonderful.
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07/28/2006 02:24:56 AM
Wonderfully crisp
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07/28/2006 12:45:49 AM
Does the CBS network know this hornworm stole their logo? Good shot.
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07/27/2006 06:02:48 PM
How in the world did you get this catipillar to pose for you? Great green on green.
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07/27/2006 05:05:53 PM
If I could give this a 20 I would. Facinating bug! Looks like eyes are all over it, and it's such a big WOWWW for me to see this. Just terrific!
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07/27/2006 03:52:18 PM
Cool! Almost unreal...neat shot!
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07/27/2006 02:42:12 PM
I love a good bug macro. Very interesting position you captured him in!
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07/27/2006 02:24:33 PM
Very good detail in this macro and well lit. Nicely done!
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07/27/2006 11:07:39 AM
so sharp! wonderful capture!
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07/26/2006 07:36:43 PM
Great shot. Nice focus.
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07/26/2006 06:39:53 PM
good capture. Excellent sharpness
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07/26/2006 05:50:10 PM
Very well done! Perfect for this challenge
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07/26/2006 04:12:45 PM
very good
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07/26/2006 03:11:38 PM
I'm not usually one for bug photos but I can't stop staring at the eyes. The clarity is great and it creeps me out. This is my highest rating for a nature/bug/plant/flower photo since the flower challenge. 8.
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07/26/2006 03:07:04 PM
When you're looking for one of these fellas you can't find em! ;^) We've had some big green tomato worms in our garden recently, but not one for at least a week (I've looked!).

Great choice for this challenge. The 'L' shape helps the composition tremendously and you've nailed the focus and exposure. Good luck!
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07/26/2006 01:55:39 PM
Glad you didn't title it "Green-eyed"
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07/26/2006 01:36:45 PM
Very good. Ultra sharp, nice composition and excellent control of tonal range. I think this will ribbon!
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07/26/2006 10:49:57 AM
Very nicely done.
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07/26/2006 09:39:47 AM
this is an incredible macro! Love the caterpillar's position on plant..great color and dof.
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07/26/2006 08:43:58 AM
I LIKE THIS ALOT. GREAT FOCUS. TINY LITTLE EYES LOOKING BACK AT YOU.9
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07/26/2006 08:12:12 AM
Excellent capture ! my vote : 9
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07/26/2006 06:50:54 AM
Wow, those look like real eyes!
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07/26/2006 05:00:47 AM
wow - excellent detail. DOF is perfect
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07/26/2006 02:11:45 AM
crazy .. now that's alot of eyes!
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