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Techo


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Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Yard
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: f10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

The pink background was just a plastic barrel in the background. Luck and an Unexpected find it was indeed :)
Spent the day mostly photographing ladybugs and then these two hoverflies flew in.

PS work: Crop, Levels, Noise Reduction, Sharpened(unsharp mask), Hue/Sat (bump in Sat and slight change to Hue), Resized and Sharpened again.

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Thanks everyone :)

Special thanks to all those who left comments, appreciate it.

I actually think the pink is rather suiting to the image, considering the theme ;) Couldn't do much about the ununiform background blotch near the bottom right corner there in Basic Editing. But, everything else is just the way I would've set it up, which I didnt hehe. How could I. The shot was handheld so no extra hands to spare and no flash was used, so the high iso.

Oh btw, those specks on the bugs is most likely just some pollen. These hoverflies look like a cross between a bee and fly.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 163
Avg (all users): 7.0118
Avg (commenters): 8.4231
Avg (participants): 6.5410
Avg (non-participants): 7.1606
Views since voting: 10705
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 254
Comments: 42
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/14/2007 10:10:36 PM
hey, stop spying on mating couples! :p
good capture - definitely not something you get to see everyday!
and i'd never have thought the pink background was a coincidence, what good fortune.
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06/18/2006 01:28:31 AM
Way to go! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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06/17/2006 05:58:32 PM
Another one of those times when I will be happy to see a photo leave my home page.

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 17:59:07.
06/15/2006 03:02:14 PM
Cogratulations on your ribbon! Excellent shot!
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06/15/2006 01:51:19 PM
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06/15/2006 11:10:20 AM
Great work. As you say, serendipitous choice of colour etc. I think it all worked very well.
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06/14/2006 07:31:17 PM
congrats Techo!
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06/14/2006 05:33:55 PM
Awesome shot.
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06/14/2006 11:22:22 AM
Awesome job!
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06/14/2006 09:34:43 AM
I wonder if she is asking him, "Honey does this position make my abdomen look big?"

Great capture! Congrats on the ribbon! Well deserved.
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06/14/2006 08:11:52 AM
Should have won the blue. Excellent image and the pink background is so unexpected.
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06/14/2006 08:05:22 AM
Excellent macro...a little too explicit for the fly that is flying around my head at the moment trying to perve at the shot! well done
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06/14/2006 01:06:19 AM
Hey, isn't there something in the challenge rules against sex acts? :P

Just kidding, of course. Great macro, and it fits the challenge nicely.

Congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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06/14/2006 12:46:25 AM
So glad you won! I was hoping. This was fantastic!
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06/14/2006 12:18:21 AM
What an amazing shot, bees having sex now that's something you don't see everyday. Congratulations with the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 06:41:55 PM
Great colour.
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06/13/2006 04:43:39 PM
Great Capture, and hope it wins!
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06/13/2006 04:00:36 PM
the pink background makes it seem arranged, not found.
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06/13/2006 02:14:54 PM
great macro
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06/13/2006 08:03:00 AM
nice macro. i love macros! 10
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06/13/2006 07:38:54 AM
Arrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh.......my innocent eyes!!
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06/12/2006 12:29:08 AM
You should call a publisher of scientific textbooks and see if they want this photo. It's amazing.
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06/11/2006 05:08:26 PM
Wow, that is a find! Not crazy about the pink, but boy oh boy, the technicals are nice. Love that flower / leaf thing at the bottom. It's got great colors. I'm interested in hearing how you managed this shot. Good job!
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06/11/2006 09:01:37 AM
Great macro and great background color!
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06/10/2006 06:27:22 PM
Insect porn? Although not to my taste, this is some excellent close-up work. The pink background really adds a nice touch.
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06/09/2006 11:23:00 PM
darn bugs nice macro
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06/09/2006 10:59:22 PM
These have to be dead. There would be movement in the wings, surely?
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06/09/2006 08:03:39 PM
Great macro. I'm a little put off by the pink background, I am guessing it is a flower but it just doesn't seem to go with the photo. A green background would be better I think. But this is still a great photo.
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06/09/2006 05:13:37 AM
beautiful shot!! Like it a lot! Maybe different background colour and crop would have given 10
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06/08/2006 08:18:45 AM
ooops... another pornstar... ;-)))

Yes you have a unexpected fins... love it... I mean the colors and the layout.. ooops I said Lay out... great shot anyway....
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06/07/2006 11:21:03 PM
interesting and unique but what are those specs
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06/07/2006 11:06:12 PM
GREAT!
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06/07/2006 07:55:13 PM
This is a fantastic shot.....
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06/07/2006 05:51:20 PM
Gorgeous. Out of all I've seen so far, I think you're cruising for a ribbon ~10
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06/07/2006 10:22:53 AM
GREAT MACRO, colro, composition-10-
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06/07/2006 10:11:49 AM
Great colors, detail, and focus.
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06/07/2006 05:17:59 AM
Lol! Don´t mind nudes but this is over the line! Just kidding :) NIce job on the lighting, feel the backround should be solid pink though, that it becomes lighter towards the bottom right corner bothers me a little bit. Nice work, 7 from me.
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06/07/2006 04:37:43 AM
Oh my. This is an outstanding macro. The DOF, color, clarity - I love the pink background. Excellent work.
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06/07/2006 03:41:21 AM
Excellent macro work.
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06/07/2006 01:48:37 AM
Amazing macro, did you pose 'em against the "pretty in pink"?
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06/07/2006 01:38:21 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 3
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 2
Final Score - 9
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06/07/2006 12:49:09 AM
*cue in porn theme*

Wow, a rare find indeed, only seen it once in my life, and i was to young to get it!
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