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Bug and Bloom
Bug and Bloom
Jacko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Jun 24, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2003

Yup the ant is dead. I found it on the hood of my car. Placed it on a flower under my banker's lamp. The center of the flower is actually yellow, and the detail in the wings was yellowish too. I changed the color to red to add some drama (hue/saturation in PS7).

Hairy little butt. lol.


Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX Macro lens. Tripod, miror lock-up, and remote shutter release.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.5985
Avg (commenters): 7.6087
Avg (participants): 6.6593
Avg (non-participants): 6.4634
Views since voting: 1616
Votes: 132
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/07/2003 01:05:12 AM
Great shot, Jacko. I love the colors.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 09:54:57 PM
Excellent focus...nice image!
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07/06/2003 07:18:45 PM
Dead bug and bloom - so no struggle with the focus then?! Could have improved the angle of this shot to achieve some DOF on petals and get more detail from centre. [4]
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07/06/2003 07:01:41 PM
I love the color combinations
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07/03/2003 10:45:24 AM
Simlpy Superb! This is a 10 all the way, I am full of envy.
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07/03/2003 05:35:33 AM
Best macro I've seen so far. I was waiting for 30 of these this challenge. Nice job with this one. Strange the insect has no yellow on him.
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07/02/2003 05:06:09 AM
WOW - this is an exquisite macro. Hope you get a ribbon for this. Love the way the colour of the bugs wings match the bloom. Also fits the challenge nicely - 9
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07/02/2003 02:43:49 AM
Is that bug alive? Looks kind of dead to me. I do like how the wings match the flower color.
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07/01/2003 11:35:08 AM
Super detail on the bug, love the color in the wings..
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07/01/2003 06:23:37 AM
The reds in the wings match well to the flower. Some good detail here however the shallow DOF has blurred some of the red part of the flower. I would have rater seen the whole red part in focus - 9.
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07/01/2003 12:46:12 AM
Great composition. I like how the bug's wings match the red in the flower, broken up by the contrasting body. Thorax? Whatever... And the dof is nice, too. The frame may be a bit much, but a very good shot nonetheless.
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06/30/2003 11:31:25 PM
The only thing that might make this photo better is to get rid of the extra space at the top of this shot. Good focus good light=7 Kevin
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06/30/2003 09:12:47 PM
So, despite this being a bug & bloom shot, you've made it into my top 5 ;) Actually, I've been known to like bugs & blooms. You met the challenge (twice). I love that you've only included a quarter of the flower, that the white petals blur a bit towards the background and that your bug has red wings to match the flower!!! Plus, the sharpness and focus is tack-on. Border and background both compliment the shot nicely. Nothing I would change, a shot I would've been proud to take. :)
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06/30/2003 08:17:04 PM
Very impressive. I love the red wings! Is the bug dead?
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06/30/2003 08:03:47 PM
The bug looks a little on the dead side. Interesting colors though.
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06/30/2003 02:36:55 PM
I like the colors in this. Great capture!!
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06/30/2003 01:19:26 PM
Appears to dead...sad but he had some cool looking wings. Nice going.
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06/30/2003 11:37:53 AM
Great macro work.
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06/30/2003 11:13:04 AM
Too much space above the bug. Why not just a tight crop oon the bug? Neat shot.
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06/30/2003 09:39:41 AM
Oh WOW! I must admit that I've been tiring of the flower and bug shots, but this one REALLY caught my attention. It is wonderfully done, not to mention interesting. The red is so intense. I assume you desaturated the colors except for the red channels. It really works here. I love the detail. Excellent work 10+ My favorite for the week.
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06/30/2003 07:59:12 AM
Great shot! Love the wings, and the way the red complements the red in the flower. I'd have liked just a little more dof. Petals are very effective. 9
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06/30/2003 03:46:25 AM
Another nice macro. I love the read in the wings. Well done.
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06/30/2003 01:22:11 AM
did you freeze that bug because it's all curled up nice colors though a 6
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06/30/2003 01:07:03 AM
wow! amazing photo! i love the colors and the lighting is perfect! very nice work!
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