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The Beast with Two Backs
The Beast with Two Backs

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Challenge: Dirty, Filthy, Grubby Stuff (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: Aug 20, 2015
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2015

adjust in raw (bright/shadow/saturation minor bumps)
topaz adjust (duplicate layer)
topaz denoise (duplicate layer)
clone incidentals/spots
sharpen brush on vertical fly
soften brush on bokeh bg

Place: 36 out of 66
Avg (all users): 5.5147
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8140
Views since voting: 134
Views during voting: 159
Votes: 68
Comments: 3
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09/02/2015 05:11:31 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A good macro that meets the challenge in an amusing way.

These insects are often associated with the title of the challenge regardless of the act of copulation they are involved in but its the voyeur photographer I blame he's the worst of the lot of 'em! I love the iridescence, you've caught it well and your composition is generally good. The humorous intent behind the image has been acknowledged by your commenters and me too, thanks for the smiles.

Where I think it falls down is the DOF it is too shallow. With an aperture of say f11 you would have got better clarity on the front wing of the rear fly and more definition to the other fly as well both of which would have improved the overall result. At f11 you would still have had a 1/125 shutter speed so it would have been technically and visually a better shot. You could also crop in a bit there is a lot of grey background that doesn't really add anything.

All in all, quite a good shot, thanks for your submission, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM
This is a humorous take on the challenge.
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08/26/2015 11:56:18 AM
Too, too funny.
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