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Nature Smiles
Nature Smiles

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon MF Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AIS
Location: Home
Date: Nov 24, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

Adjusted levels, saturation, USM and cropped.

Isn't he so cute? I love photographing this baby!

Thanks guys for all your comments!

Place: 42 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.5415
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.5074
Avg (non-participants): 6.6351
Views since voting: 1773
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 277
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/28/2007 07:17:15 AM
sweet dof! love the colours
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12/08/2005 11:27:41 AM
These little guys give me warm fuzzies. Love the colors and compotition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 10:03:11 PM
12/07/2005 09:33:30 PM
Very nice macro. He almost seems to say "HELLO" :) 8
12/07/2005 09:06:52 PM
OH YEAH....Love the border too! 10.
12/07/2005 08:52:02 PM
very nice use of DOF. Good job!
12/07/2005 08:43:47 PM
What a hilarious use of shallow depth of field! And the yellow background completments him nicely.
12/06/2005 10:17:39 PM
Wow is all I can say!! Fantastic DOF, wonderful expression on the little guy's face! A shame the tip of the "feeler" thing is cropped off though.
12/06/2005 09:48:22 PM
Wow, Very cute!! Nice detail!
12/05/2005 08:51:02 PM
Excellent capture!
12/05/2005 12:13:40 PM
The yellow adds a vibrancy and also complements the green of the "Mantis".
Good composition also..very nicely done.
12/05/2005 09:32:52 AM
12/05/2005 09:27:35 AM
Awesome shot. these guys are so much fun to photograph. Not wild about the border, though. :-)
12/04/2005 10:20:25 PM
Wow, what sharp focus of its head.Good luck on this study. -8-
12/04/2005 03:26:20 PM
So scary! But it seems friendly here! Nice dof and yellow tone! :)
12/04/2005 12:39:07 PM
haha, very cute! love the colour!
12/03/2005 05:49:36 AM
Can't wait to see the camera/lens info on this shot! 8.
12/02/2005 03:41:35 PM
Great focus and lighting.
12/02/2005 09:30:57 AM
good shot
12/02/2005 02:29:58 AM
Neat, what a great shot of a bug, how did you get that? You must be very patient. 10
12/01/2005 11:35:20 PM
Nice positioning, incredible colors and the clarity of the eyes is great.
12/01/2005 07:48:49 PM
background is a bold and creative choice..
I really like it..
12/01/2005 05:17:29 PM
Nice macro study, I like the colors and composition, but....the border...just overpowers it...(7)
12/01/2005 02:35:31 PM
He does look like he is smiling. Very cute. I'm not sure I like the bright yellow.
12/01/2005 02:27:10 PM
I love this picture! The colors are great, the DOF is perfect and your use of ROT is fantastic. My only complant would be the frame, it's a little distracting even though it's roughly the same color as the background. Good Job!
12/01/2005 12:37:09 PM
Composition: 5, I would have included both feelers, completely.
Technical: 3, Still pretty soft on focus, it needs to be real sharp to cause the WOW factor to happen.
Appeal: 5
Challenge: 9
Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
12/01/2005 11:53:36 AM
Great focus and shallow DOF. Wonderful background colours. Nice composition too.
12/01/2005 08:29:45 AM
Amazing DOF. I like his little triangular face. Interesting and not the usual fare for this challenge. 8
12/01/2005 12:27:50 AM
You definitely need more DOF on this shot. The colors and composition are nice, but with out the depth of field the image is just so so.

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