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Oh No Not Another Bug, Sorry!
Oh No Not Another Bug, Sorry!
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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Date: Jun 27, 2005
Aperture: f14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 second
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2005

Nikon D70 w/ 50 f1.8 & extension tubes.
2 Sb-60 flashes at 45 degree angle to the subject.

I put the poor guy in the fridge to slow him down, but I thought I had killed him. A few minutes into the shoot he suddenly moved and startled the s!*t out of me. I almost broke a window behind me. I guess he had the last laugh, so I sent him on his way ;-).

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Place: 31 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.4958
Avg (commenters): 7.5238
Avg (participants): 6.5123
Avg (non-participants): 6.4615
Views since voting: 2559
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 240
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/10/2005 08:33:24 PM
Boy, this is an unusual looking bug (a cicada perhaps?). Nice DOF on parts of the bug, but other parts the lack of DOF is a distraction. Nice lighting, but odd color background (doesn't look natural). All in all, good shot though - nice work. 6
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07/10/2005 04:11:41 PM
Nice bug shot
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07/10/2005 04:04:02 PM
I like bugs ;) Good sharpness and composition in this shot.
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07/09/2005 09:08:53 PM
Looks like the colors could be a bit richer in this. The detail is excellent.
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07/09/2005 05:11:18 PM
Very nice picture...I would like it even better if whole bug is in the focus.
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07/07/2005 05:52:19 PM
Great capture
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07/06/2005 09:42:56 PM
Ewww! Great close up maybe the line on the left bottom could be cloned out? what bug is this?
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07/06/2005 08:18:58 PM
Excellent bug shot! I like all the different textures and use of dof and lighting to enhance the segments of body.
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07/06/2005 07:09:11 AM
this is not just another bug... composition and sharpness are supurb.
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07/05/2005 11:46:13 PM
No, you're not!
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07/05/2005 07:49:11 PM
As much as it's yet another bug photo, you can't take away from the fact that it's very well done. Not big on the yellow background but the detail of your subject is great.
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07/05/2005 04:26:28 PM
Omg what is it !!! Amazing macro .....10
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07/05/2005 01:11:29 PM
Not quite sharp enough in the face area. The point of sharpest focus seems to be the inner tip of the visible wing. It should be the eye. Still, this is a good capture.
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07/05/2005 10:56:46 AM
Detail excellent. Bug, ugly!
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07/04/2005 11:13:36 PM
8 - Good macro, but is missing something. It needs something to bring it 'to life' more. Perhaps a different background, perhaps more emphasis on the greens/browns/coppers, not sure. My first thought on seeing it was that it is a good 'matt' image, so yes, perhaps less 'shine', more emphasis on the textures, would make it near perfect.
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07/04/2005 06:44:51 PM
Not a pretty bug! But a great photo. Lots of detail on this insect. Very nice shot.
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07/04/2005 11:49:56 AM
No need to apologize ... this is incredible!
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07/04/2005 11:29:48 AM
Its not just a bug, its a cicadid
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07/04/2005 11:16:41 AM
Don't be sorry. This is a fine fellow. I like that you concentrated on his upper body. As ugly as he is, he is almost architectural in his composition. The lighting skimming over his body is well done. I'd like a bit of sparkle in his eye though.
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07/04/2005 10:27:28 AM
I've counted over 100 bug photos in this challenge. Although the subject is ugly, this picture shows nice detail. Good job.
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07/04/2005 08:32:36 AM
Ewe ugly little bugger ;-)
Nice detail, right where its needed
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07/04/2005 08:17:51 AM
brilliant shot even if the subject makes me squirm a little
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07/04/2005 05:57:47 AM
Cool.. I have to know how you did this. As a said before, one day i would love to be able to take photos like that. When i get my gear to do so. (10)
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07/04/2005 12:31:08 AM
Wow, look at the intracacies of this fellow. good capture!
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