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The Fly
The Fly

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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE A1
Location: Dunster, Somerset, England
Date: Jun 27, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2005


Place: 271 out of 374
Avg (all users): 4.9547
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.9188
Avg (non-participants): 5.0241
Views since voting: 591
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 243
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 04:08:17 PM
Beautiful shot
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07/09/2005 03:00:45 AM
Nice shot 8
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07/07/2005 06:45:54 AM
Nice colors. Good capture and nicely focused. Interesting perspective in a challenge full of simular shots.
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07/05/2005 09:32:46 PM
I like the composition but tje fly is too soft, seems the focus is on the leaf. Good luck.
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07/05/2005 04:40:05 PM
Focus seems to be slightly off. Composition works well
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07/05/2005 01:02:07 AM
The images that always suffer from a lack of comments are the ones that are right in the middle ground. Everyone comments on the awesome shots. Some comment on the bad shots. But the middle ones, very few people say anything. So here I am to explain why I voted a 5:

The most important subject in this image is named in the title itself... the fly. However, the fly is also the least sharp of the picture. Two possibilities here: 1) You were just a tad too close and your lens couldn't quite focus on the fly, or 2) the camera caught the leaf and focused on it instead of the fly. For macros, sharpness in the subject is imperative, so really this is the only thing that, in my opinion, is keeping this image from being a better shot.

Things I do like: the fly is facing the camera. Kudos! I don't know how many images I've seen where you're looking straight down at the bug, or looking at it's rear-end. It ends up looking like its getting away. Yours has a nice angle to it as well. Again, kudos.

One other thing that could improve your score would be to get in even closer... but you may have to save that idea for some new equipment. Anyway, hopefully you had fun and I hope the comments help.
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07/04/2005 01:03:18 PM
If the subject was sharp it would help this pic tremendously.
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07/04/2005 02:12:35 AM
Good capture. The ragged edge of the leaf adds a nice detail. I like his green back being a darker version of the leaf color. Good focus.
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