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Luna Moth
Luna Moth
Melanicus


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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S50
Location: Newfield, New York
Date: Jul 10, 2002
Aperture: F4
ISO: N/A
Shutter: 15
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2002

Taken in Newfield, NY, June 2002 in natural light. The only adjustments made to this photograph were to brightness and contrast.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.4482
Avg (commenters): 7.2979
Avg (participants): 6.4521
Avg (non-participants): 6.4451
Views since voting: 3089
Votes: 328
Comments: 51
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 09:05:00 PM
Wow! Look at those antennae.
07/21/2002 08:48:00 PM
Gorgeous moth - fingers are distracting.
07/21/2002 08:31:00 PM
Would have been great without your hand
07/20/2002 09:58:00 PM
great shot
07/20/2002 11:05:00 AM
Composition9,
Technical Aspects10,
Meets Challenge10,
Originality10,
Average Score10,
Autool.
07/20/2002 12:13:00 AM
Don't like the hand.
07/19/2002 07:23:00 PM
So cool, especially the antennia! A little light in DOF, but not bad. 9 Swash
07/19/2002 05:04:00 AM
Why the fingers? At least the one in foreground is completely misplaced.
07/19/2002 12:17:00 AM
Awesome closeup....fingers are distracting though
07/18/2002 10:58:00 PM
Evil !!!
Nice Macro / lens
07/18/2002 04:32:00 AM
neat close up!
07/17/2002 06:52:00 PM
Very sharp
07/17/2002 05:29:00 PM
sensational! 9
07/17/2002 04:00:00 PM
how interesting 5
07/17/2002 02:24:00 PM
GREAT photography!!!! Excellent work.
Ruthann
07/17/2002 12:52:00 PM
I'm sure you needed to hold him to get him to cooperate, but the hand is distracting.
07/17/2002 11:25:00 AM
I give extra points to anyone willing to TOUCH a bug! ha ha
This is a really great close-up
07/17/2002 10:05:00 AM
amazing shot. kind of scary. love it. ;)
07/17/2002 03:13:00 AM
look at those horns! cute, even! :)
07/17/2002 12:26:00 AM
Good work ... This is a very nice photograph... Very clear focus ... Nice macro work ... I wish there had been a way to do it without the distracting fingers though ... 8 ... RLS
07/16/2002 11:06:00 PM
wow.. this is a really cool capture :) The detail in the antennae is excellent :) Great shot! = 8 - jmsetzler
07/16/2002 10:57:00 PM
Wow
07/16/2002 10:52:00 PM
great capture, but the fingers are _very_ distracting. just the thumb could've been standable, but the the finger on the bottom right is just not worknig.
07/16/2002 09:54:00 PM
cool antenna
07/16/2002 06:54:00 PM
this is a neat picture--great DOF and perfect detail on the moth. i think i might have liked it better if the fingers weren't in the frame quite as much, though. 7--amitchell
07/16/2002 06:05:00 PM
cool antenas
07/16/2002 04:59:00 PM
Wow. Good close up.
07/16/2002 03:27:00 PM
ive seen too many insect closeups. however, interesting eyes.
07/16/2002 02:28:00 PM
Just a little less DOF would have been perfect for me. Great macro!
07/16/2002 02:13:00 PM
This is a really cool shot! Great clarity and composition. The only thing that would make it better is if the finger were not blocking the right wing. Nice work.
07/16/2002 11:01:00 AM
he's really creep looking, but that's one of the best bug shots i've ever seen.
07/16/2002 05:01:00 AM
gah! great close up, but eek! 7
07/16/2002 01:33:00 AM
Very nice closeup, sharp and detailed... the thumb is okay but that other finger is really distracting.
07/16/2002 12:37:00 AM
i think your finger was more focused than the moth...
07/16/2002 12:18:00 AM
Geez, some of you guys have AMAZING camras! (not to mention skill)
07/15/2002 11:53:00 PM
Wow. She's beautiful. I wish she were on something other than a finger...close ups of fingers always bug me and they take focus away from the buggy subjects. Next time try finding a stick to hold her up! Great shot! 8
07/15/2002 09:22:00 PM
You struck a nerve with me! Moths are my #2 phobia! Excellent detail.
07/15/2002 06:22:00 PM
That one furry moth, looks like a ball of cotton wool.
Perfect DOF. Great detail. My only complaint is the finger on the right is slightly distracting.
07/15/2002 05:30:00 PM
this is a great shot. i love the clarity of detail of the antlers against the black background and the fingers give a good impression of just how small the moth is. my top 5 this week -- gr8photos (10)
07/15/2002 05:08:00 PM
cool looken moth. 7
07/15/2002 04:19:00 PM
Wow it's really beautiful...not a bad shot at all. Well done. Kee
07/15/2002 04:18:00 PM
He looks like he has a beard ... how cool. The finger on he right is distracting.
07/15/2002 04:08:00 PM
Perfect !
07/15/2002 03:16:00 PM
Good catch
07/15/2002 02:22:00 PM
I find the fingers distracting. Otherwise a very good shot.
07/15/2002 02:13:00 PM
excellent close up
07/15/2002 12:34:00 PM
great macro!
07/15/2002 10:51:00 AM
great mcro
07/15/2002 10:08:00 AM
Is it a hairy moth?
07/15/2002 09:14:00 AM
Great detail. I just wish there wasn't a finger there.
07/15/2002 08:01:00 AM
Very sharp.


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