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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetles IV (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2019 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: Apopka, Florida
Date: Jun 17, 2019
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 12800
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2019

DSC_5611 2019 06 17

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Wow!!! What a week it's been - never in my wildest dreams did I think this Eastern Lubber would get me this kind of score.

Did anyone catch the meaning of the title? It's from the movie "A Bugs Life" Molt was Hopper's younger brother...

And since I didn't even break a 6 with this one...

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never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd keep the 8+ score...NEVER!!!

Thank you so much!!! This is my 3rd replacement on my highest score line up in the past 6 weeks!!! It's a great day...

BTW : I used an extension tube for this - although I did crop I didnít crop much.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 42
Avg (all users): 8.0462
Avg (participants): 8.0345
Avg (non-participants): 8.0556
Views since voting: 603
Views during voting: 152
Votes: 65
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/13/2020 09:45:54 PM
I didn't enter or vote on this challenge. If you are up for some critique, I see a lot of bad artifacts, most of it around the antennae and eyes. I would have probably not given it higher than a 6 for that. Otherwise, it's a good shot, but I'm a nitpicker about things like that.
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07/18/2019 10:37:57 PM
"This is my 3rd replacement on my highest score line up in the past 6 weeks!!! It's a great day... "

Gee Golly WOW!

I'm so very impressed, Janine!

You GO, girl!!

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06/28/2019 01:50:43 AM
BRILLIANT .. !!!! .. ;) ..
this is insect macro at its finest ..
and i'm blown away by your equipment .. the 70-200 .. didnt know you could get as close with that lens .. i know you have cropped tho ..
i'm also loving the way everything works in this .. the depth of field so PERFECT .. all the details on the grasshopper and the leaves in the background like a beautiful soft dreamy backdrop ..
this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL .
and OMG .. hitting an 8 in this day and age is like amazing .. but really this totally deserves it .. :)

ps .. he is very very cute ..
i think you should print this .. i have been pushing for ppl to put pics of insects on their walls .. insects are the most wonderful creatures .. and should adorn every home .. !! .. ;)
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06/27/2019 02:39:27 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on the new personal best! The 8+ club is an exclusive group I have yet to qualify for.
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06/26/2019 03:05:09 PM
Janine! An 8!!!! Wow! And of course, it is so deserving! I gave it a 10. Congratulations on so many levels! I seriously expected to see this in first place, but I expected it to be Roz'... Highest complement I could ever give a macro photo!

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06/26/2019 10:52:46 AM
Congrats. Personally Jan I prefer the shot that didn't make a 6, this one seems oversharp on my screen, however, take nothing away from the fact that it is a stunning image. well done.
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06/26/2019 08:33:48 AM
Congrats! Great tones and detail!
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06/26/2019 08:33:10 AM
My GOD, an 8!!!! It's been forever since we had one... We had a handful in 2012, none since... WOW!

Message edited by author 2019-06-26 08:37:33.
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06/26/2019 08:27:13 AM
Amazing detail! Congrats!!
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06/26/2019 07:39:12 AM
Congrats Janine; remarkable clarity. These little critters have such expressive faces.
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06/26/2019 02:58:23 AM
Your on a roll! Huge congratulations on the fantastic finish - well deserved.
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06/26/2019 02:01:15 AM
Wow, what a fantastic score. Congrats on the Blue with this great bug pic!!
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06/26/2019 01:23:43 AM
I'm not surprised this won! it really stood out, I mean there were a lot of brilliant photos in this challenge, but this one really stood out because it was up close & personal, that little critter has got the best face for macro :-) congratulations on your personal best.
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06/26/2019 12:40:36 AM
Congrats on the 8!!
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06/26/2019 12:23:05 AM
Fabulous shot, fabulous score! Congratulations Janine.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2019 11:38:06 PM
Great shot. One of my ribbon picks.
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06/25/2019 06:32:55 PM
My top pick in this challenge. So nice of the insect to pose so beautifully!
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06/24/2019 02:54:48 PM
Ohmygoodness! So many talented macro photographers, but this one is a standout. Looks like a Roz creation.
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06/24/2019 08:56:25 AM
fabulous shot!
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06/21/2019 05:12:56 PM
Yep! Very cool!
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06/20/2019 01:06:22 PM
This is my favorite! You've made me feel like I'm on this bush and I've just run into a monster! Excellent! 10!
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06/20/2019 06:02:39 AM
Wow- that's some attitude and beautifully sharp. One of my top five.
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06/19/2019 08:13:09 AM
Sharp as can be, which seems perfectly appropriate for a grasshopper. Nice DOF and detail.
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06/19/2019 04:30:46 AM
This is amazingly sharp! I feel it most likely will ribbon. It pops and the structure is spot on! All the best.
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