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Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: my flower bed
Date: Jun 29, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2003

A very HUGE grasshopper. He was put in the fridge in a jar to calm down (chill out) enough that I could get a photo. He was super active in the jar and to be honest...I was scared to death of him.

Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.1894
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1978
Avg (non-participants): 7.1707
Views since voting: 4011
Votes: 132
Comments: 43
Favorites: 11 (view)

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07/08/2003 01:47:35 AM
I can actually see the condensation on this poor bugger. Congratulations on a heck of a shot.
07/07/2003 03:09:18 PM
HAHAHA! You had to fridge him! That's classic.
No worries, I'd be scared of him too.
BTW, you own the camera I have my eye on.
07/07/2003 08:10:23 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments during and after the challenge. This feels so good !
07/07/2003 07:54:10 AM
Congrats Shiz, excellent photo!
07/07/2003 07:46:10 AM
what an incredible find. and good call for challenge - people on dpc love those bug macros :) ..
07/07/2003 06:13:21 AM
Great way to make a come back! Awesome shot, congrats!!!
07/07/2003 03:40:37 AM
You touched him? YOU TOUCHED HIM? EEEK! Extra Bravery Ribbon should be awarded also!

Congrats Shiiiiiiiiiz!
07/07/2003 01:24:03 AM
This is an excellent shot. Your return is triumphant! Good work shiz!
07/07/2003 01:03:15 AM
Man, Shiiizzzam!! I can't believe you actually touched this critter. Eewww!! Great shot and a big Congrats to you, girl!!!
07/07/2003 01:00:37 AM
ShiiiiizAAAM! Great win! Glad to see more of your great work... I didn't vote on this one (for some reason), but well deserved! I'll give it a late 9. :)
07/07/2003 12:24:48 AM
This year especially-these guys are getting huge! My friend in Kansas says he found one 8 inches long! Now that's fish bait! Congrats on a super image!
07/07/2003 12:07:14 AM
congratulations, shiz!! lol...i chill bugs, too! what a great pic!
07/07/2003 12:03:27 AM
FABULOUS JOB! Great method.. about chilling him out a bit! AWESOME!
07/07/2003 12:01:40 AM
u rock :X:X:X
07/07/2003 12:01:36 AM
Congrats, and welcome back!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 10:14:32 PM
Incredible focus, framing!
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07/06/2003 05:14:57 PM
These, or similar ones, are conquering Eastern Utah right now as we speak. Nice intricate details captured. DOF is wonderful and contrasts the insect very nicely.
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07/06/2003 04:39:43 PM
I want one! Great macro of a bug. Love the colors.
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07/05/2003 05:49:01 PM
wow. this guy might even place. where did you shoot him?
07/05/2003 03:58:08 PM
Amazing bug shot, with great detail. Can`t fault it. 10
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07/05/2003 01:16:15 AM
Holy wow. Great detail. I have never seen this sort of grasshopper before. He looks really nice against the green background. I'd give you a 10 if I could vote. But I can't =\ Good Luck! =)
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07/04/2003 06:16:28 PM
Oh my goodness! That's scary! The colours of the bug are captured so vividly and the vivid green of the background works well with that. I like the placement of the stem very much - on a slight angle and to the side. I find the crop just a wee bit too tight at the bottom edge - I think there needs to be more room between bottom tip of bug and edge of frame.
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07/04/2003 01:39:32 PM
My goodness, look at those eyes!! What great clarity and color . He is scary! How in the world did you get so close to it? You can even see drops of water on himl Did you spray him -hahah. If not the winner, close to it.
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07/04/2003 12:29:19 PM
Can't get any better than this... very sharp, great colors... good job
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07/04/2003 09:54:40 AM
Great macro. Probably the best of the challenge. Great color, nice detail, terrific focus. wtg -10
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07/04/2003 07:59:14 AM
Don't get it...the phobia part. nice macro though.
07/03/2003 09:26:41 PM
that's an incredible macro... the detail and the color here are phenomenal :) I like the vertical orientation also... great shot :)
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07/02/2003 10:36:13 PM
Great photo! The colors are incredible without being the least overdone and I'm amazed that all the important elements are in such sharp focus.
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07/02/2003 05:30:55 AM
The detail you've captured in this macro is excellent - but what really helps make this photo stand out, is the way you've captured the bug at such an angle that the yellow stripe down the bugs back really helps lift it out from the background and give it a sense of 3-dimensionality. Great shot - one of my favourites for this challenge
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07/02/2003 03:42:55 AM
Excellent shot and very finely captured detail. A larger DOF would have got all the bug in focus and would have improved it IMO.
07/01/2003 11:53:35 AM
Awseome Detail-- Best Bug/Macro in Challenge-- only my 2nd 10
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06/30/2003 10:37:30 PM
wow, what an ugly guy! great photo and i love the background, the one thing that would've made it even better would've been if there hadn't been the glare off his legs...7
06/30/2003 10:06:14 PM
Challenge met. What a wonderful capture of a bug. I'd be proud to have taken this shot. Lovely colors, crystal-clear focus and sharpness, and he almost seems to look at me. The background is nicely green and OOF without any distractions. The lower end of the bug is a tad OOF but really not noticable much since you have focus and attention-grabbing detail where it matters. My top 5 this week :)
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06/30/2003 08:06:56 PM
Yikes! beautiful resolution and clarity
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06/30/2003 07:56:49 PM
It is so ugly but yet so pretty...wait did I just say that??? Excellent shot!!!!! Vote 10
06/30/2003 02:33:22 PM
Great colors and focus, but I don't think I like the strong vertical framing. Maybe if it was more on a diagonal.
06/30/2003 02:20:03 PM
Nice crisp shot and pretty locust too. [6]
06/30/2003 01:53:25 PM
06/30/2003 11:38:55 AM
06/30/2003 09:59:30 AM
This is my favourite photo of the challenge. I want this one to win!!!! Wonderful macro with awesome detail. This is a work of art, well done - 10.
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06/30/2003 04:15:51 AM
Very nice macro indeed. Great subject, good sharpness and lighting. Composition could be slightly more interesting, but this is good.
06/30/2003 03:31:46 AM
I've been sick of macro bug & plant shots, but this is great
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06/30/2003 01:13:25 AM
very nice color and focus and neat colors a 8
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