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12/08/2009 08:44:19 PM · #1
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Is a frog a bug?

*grin*

Well, let's see... Hmmm. Could you train a frog to catch a fly on demand? Now THAT would depict a bug's life, albeit a not so fun one from the fly's POV. :-P
12/08/2009 08:42:33 PM · #2
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Ummm...does it HAVE to be a macro shot? :-)

It could always be a Volkswagen ... especially since they're going extinct (again) next year.

Ok. A macro of that shouldn't be too hard - at least it would stand still (without someone driving it). :-)
12/08/2009 08:29:20 PM · #3
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Ummm...does it HAVE to be a macro shot? :-)

It could always be a Volkswagen ... especially since they're going extinct (again) next year.
12/08/2009 08:19:32 PM · #4
Is a frog a bug?

*grin*
12/08/2009 07:09:24 PM · #5
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Well, frankly we just have to hope Roz doesn't find any friggin' Robber flies...

That's like asking you to not find waterfalls and babbling brooks.

I agree, just give her the blue now.

At any rate, living in the northern hemisphere just requires a little creativity. I also think my entry has the potential to be ribbon worthy. We still do brownies, right?
12/08/2009 07:07:40 PM · #6
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I love having challenges where I'm excited for the rollover. Hope not to be disappointed! Bug macros are always fun to look at anyway.

Oh CRAP! Rollover's tonight?! I had the day off work yesterday...threw my whole schedule off.

Best get busy, busy, BUSY!!!

Ummm...does it HAVE to be a macro shot? :-)
12/08/2009 06:49:30 PM · #7
Im counting on this entry! maybe it will give me the 6 Im waiting for :)
12/08/2009 06:44:12 PM · #8
I love having challenges where I'm excited for the rollover. Hope not to be disappointed! Bug macros are always fun to look at anyway.
12/06/2009 03:17:57 PM · #9
Originally posted by Ja-9:

just spent the better part of a couple of trying to photograph my little insect(s) and let me tell you what...my respect for any of you that take pictures of these little buggers...they won't hold still...and forget about posing...geez...this is going to take me hours and hours just to get a good shot...(keep in mind I have a manual focus...so I appreciate any good shots at all that I can get...)


I took these shots last year at around this time. We had just had our first snow fall, and I was out on a freezing cold photo walk. I returned home and found this little guy frozen upside-down on the handrail to my steps. My point is, bugs don't move much when they're cold. Put your critter in the freezer for a few minutes. He'll be fine.

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12/06/2009 02:26:29 PM · #10
just spent the better part of a couple of trying to photograph my little insect(s) and let me tell you what...my respect for any of you that take pictures of these little buggers...they won't hold still...and forget about posing...geez...this is going to take me hours and hours just to get a good shot...(keep in mind I have a manual focus...so I appreciate any good shots at all that I can get...)
12/05/2009 10:14:00 PM · #11
Originally posted by Jac:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

[quote=Beetle]

FACT: you eat 10-12 spiders a year...that crawl into your mouth during your sleep...ahhhhhhh


That is simply not true. A spider would never crawl into your mouth for many reasons, heat being one of them. Look it up. :)


I've seen them do it on the documentary...it's true....
12/05/2009 10:12:58 PM · #12
Originally posted by Ja-9:

[quote=Beetle]

FACT: you eat 10-12 spiders a year...that crawl into your mouth during your sleep...ahhhhhhh


That is simply not true. A spider would never crawl into your mouth for many reasons, heat being one of them. Look it up. :)
12/05/2009 08:38:06 PM · #13
fyi in south florida there are some critters much more shudder-worthy than spiders....
12/05/2009 08:05:23 PM · #14
Originally posted by Beetle:

Originally posted by Ja-9:


afraid I part of the "eeeewwww" crowd...just can't stand those buggers....and everytime one comes up on the screen I shutter...I try my best to stay impartial...but all I see is them crawling all over me...


I would have a hellish time judging a photo of a cockroach fairly - those things are pretty much the only creature that freaks me out big time.

However, in a BUG challenge, people would have to expect to see spiders, right? Are they likely to punish spider pics, do you think?


yes...can you ship me some "non-shutter" pills...I think I will require alot of wine (or maybe none) to vote and comment...
12/05/2009 08:03:23 PM · #15
Originally posted by Ja-9:


afraid I part of the "eeeewwww" crowd...just can't stand those buggers....and everytime one comes up on the screen I shutter...I try my best to stay impartial...but all I see is them crawling all over me...


I would have a hellish time judging a photo of a cockroach fairly - those things are pretty much the only creature that freaks me out big time.

However, in a BUG challenge, people would have to expect to see spiders, right? Are they likely to punish spider pics, do you think?
12/05/2009 07:59:59 PM · #16
Originally posted by Beetle:

Help please, I can't decide!!!
Which shot am I better off with?

A) A very interesting looking spider, great detail and colour. Probably fairly common in most places, but still cool to look at. Many people have that "eeeewwww" problem, though.

B) A more unusual bug that looks harmless enough, nice shot, but way more timid and tame looking, not as colourful.


afraid I part of the "eeeewwww" crowd...just can't stand those buggers....and everytime one comes up on the screen I shutter...I try my best to stay impartial...but all I see is them crawling all over me...

FACT: you eat 10-12 spiders a year...that crawl into your mouth during your sleep...ahhhhhhh
12/05/2009 07:35:40 PM · #17
Help please, I can't decide!!!
Which shot am I better off with?

A) A very interesting looking spider, great detail and colour. Probably fairly common in most places, but still cool to look at. Many people have that "eeeewwww" problem, though.

B) A more unusual bug that looks harmless enough, nice shot, but way more timid and tame looking, not as colourful.
12/05/2009 06:43:04 PM · #18
Funny how I'm not seeing one dang spider crawling around here. They were around last week, I even sprayed them with water and they drank it, or was that drowning I saw ... :(
12/05/2009 05:15:47 PM · #19
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

oooooooohhhhhh. Found something juicy while putting up Christmas lights today. :) I'm thinking Top 5 worthy...


doomed....(me)


Well, frankly we just have to hope Roz doesn't find any friggin' Robber flies...


we're doomed also if ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GregoryB is involved...hmmm (but the both have fabulous pictures!!! Who else can make a Robber Fly look that good????
12/05/2009 04:16:06 PM · #20
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

oooooooohhhhhh. Found something juicy while putting up Christmas lights today. :) I'm thinking Top 5 worthy...


doomed....(me)


Well, frankly we just have to hope Roz doesn't find any friggin' Robber flies...

Message edited by author 2009-12-05 16:16:22.
12/05/2009 03:50:18 PM · #21
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

oooooooohhhhhh. Found something juicy while putting up Christmas lights today. :) I'm thinking Top 5 worthy...


doomed....(me)
12/05/2009 03:46:34 PM · #22
oooooooohhhhhh. Found something juicy while putting up Christmas lights today. :) I'm thinking Top 5 worthy...
12/05/2009 03:17:31 PM · #23
Originally posted by Kelli:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

well, in FL most of the bugs are not as visible (especially this wk as it is 50ish degrees right now) but you can always count on the roaches...but for some reason I don't think that will go over as well...I don't want to see all the tiny, tiny details....hmmmmm


Oh wow! I didn't think of roaches. I know a few people that live in apartment complexes. They always complain about roaches. I'll have to go visit with camera in tow.


no,no,no.....they are awful...
12/05/2009 02:51:57 PM · #24
Originally posted by Ja-9:

well, in FL most of the bugs are not as visible (especially this wk as it is 50ish degrees right now) but you can always count on the roaches...but for some reason I don't think that will go over as well...I don't want to see all the tiny, tiny details....hmmmmm


Oh wow! I didn't think of roaches. I know a few people that live in apartment complexes. They always complain about roaches. I'll have to go visit with camera in tow.
12/05/2009 02:46:42 PM · #25
well, in FL most of the bugs are not as visible (especially this wk as it is 50ish degrees right now) but you can always count on the roaches...but for some reason I don't think that will go over as well...I don't want to see all the tiny, tiny details....hmmmmm
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