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Challenge: Indulgence (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Canton, NC
Date: Jun 13, 2006
Aperture: 11 (I think)
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2006

Umm, the fly wasn't supposed to be injured during this shoot. BUT, it is NOT my fault he can't (couldn't) swim.

This is a common household fly indulging in a piece of candy. An ant may have been better, but I didn't have access to any good ants.

Shot in raw. Adjusted brightness, white balance, saturation, and sharpness in raw. converted to jpeg. cropped.

Wish the candy had been sharper, for that matter, I wish I had a true macro lens.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.1752
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 7.0469
Avg (non-participants): 7.2060
Views since voting: 11833
Views during voting: 544
Votes: 331
Comments: 103
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/31/2009 03:49:24 PM
Brilliant caption!
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01/22/2008 12:35:13 PM
ROFL - this is such a great title for the shot . .
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01/21/2008 10:36:40 PM
Cracked up laughing at this one, I can see him saying that.
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05/15/2007 09:59:24 AM
Hi~
Just cruisin' through the DPC site, this is Great! You did an excellent job capturing the fly, without the benefit of a Macro lens. Love how the eyes match the stripes in the candy! Good for you on the BR!!
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04/29/2007 03:50:53 PM
The title is perfect! I got such a kick out of this when I first saw it... TOO funny! ;)
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02/16/2007 12:38:44 AM
ROFLMAO!! Your title is GREAT!! Reminds me of the movie "A Bugs Life" hehe I don't think the candy being sharper would have behooved this photograph at all. The fly is the main subject and the candy the complimentary subject so I see it as spot on! You did great for not having a macro lens :)
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11/01/2006 08:24:16 PM
its really really nice macro shot !
Great Work!
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06/26/2006 07:03:16 PM
This is very cool Karmat. Puts my fly image to shame. Congrats on the blue!
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06/26/2006 10:19:08 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Great one karmat! If the bug patrol comes knocking at your door, you can always hide out with me...


:)
06/24/2006 09:17:09 PM
Great one karmat! If the bug patrol comes knocking at your door, you can always hide out with me...
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06/23/2006 07:48:29 PM
Simply a winner displaying a great sense of humor. Congratulations on your BLUE.
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06/22/2006 10:33:01 PM
Great comedic image here. Love it ;)
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06/22/2006 07:59:35 PM
hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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06/21/2006 11:26:17 PM
I love this one. GREAT sense of humor!
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06/21/2006 02:50:54 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Brilliant shot!
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06/21/2006 01:22:42 PM
Yea, I'm stoked. oh yea. oh yea.

The funniest part -- I wondered if it really met the challenge. hehehe. I mean, I could see it, but so many times what is obvious to me is completely lost on 99% of the rest of the voters.

:)
06/21/2006 12:40:54 PM
Got the blue at last, Karma! Big congrats on your win!
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06/21/2006 11:42:03 AM
Really nice Congratulations. Excellent work.
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06/21/2006 11:37:33 AM
thats so cute, i'm hungry now!
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06/21/2006 11:11:42 AM
hahahaha!!!! This rocks! Way to go, Karmat!
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06/21/2006 10:23:22 AM
Woo Hooo! Congrats Karma! A blue ribbon with a fly macro... I'm gonna start calling you Jacko!
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06/21/2006 10:12:35 AM
Hey, how cool is that? Karma got her BLUE! And with a picture of a FLY, no less! :-)
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06/21/2006 09:49:58 AM
This is a unique shot. I like how the eyes of the fly match the candy stripes. I like the orangey color. I like the exposure, focus, and background. I like the positioning. I like the crop. I like how the fly's front legs communicate the title. And, I like how the challenge topic is comminucated.
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06/21/2006 08:24:12 AM
w00h00 Karma!!!!!!
Your first ribbon with the DSLR!! Congratulations! :)

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06/21/2006 07:53:40 AM
Eh, whatever, you don´t need fancy equipment to make good photos, think you should know that by now! This image definately proves that you don´t need a fancy smancy macro lens to take a cool macro photo, this is nice work! Congrats on your ribbon :)
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06/21/2006 07:42:53 AM
Nice picture.. Good moment you captured there. Congrats on your 1rst place... WTG :o)
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06/21/2006 07:39:44 AM
congrats on the blue !!!

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06/21/2006 07:28:56 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY !!!!!! Way to go, babe! :)
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06/21/2006 07:01:48 AM
I'm so glad this won!!! Congratulations
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06/21/2006 06:55:38 AM
well how about that! w2g!!
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06/21/2006 06:51:51 AM
Congrats Karma!!! Delicious sense of humour :-))
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06/21/2006 06:18:26 AM
Amazing job with kit lens... Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! congrats...
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06/21/2006 05:30:22 AM
Congrats on the Blue with this great shot.
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06/21/2006 02:41:42 AM
Congrats on the blue!! Well done!
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06/21/2006 01:44:00 AM
Hey I was right on the first post! :) Congrats!
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06/21/2006 01:06:09 AM
Karma, WAY TO GO!!!! You're da woman! Fantastic idea, well executed, wow!

In other words, congratulations :)
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06/21/2006 01:04:34 AM
d000d!!! I so totally called it!!
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06/21/2006 01:02:52 AM
Here's a case where the title probably adds a bit more to a very fine photo. Would "Fly on Candy" have scored better? Who knows, but congratulations on the Blue Ribbon. ;-)
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06/21/2006 12:48:40 AM
Originally posted by karmat:

Wish the candy had been sharper, for that matter, I wish I had a true macro lens.

Yeah, you might've done a lot better. ;-P

Congrats! Great job!
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06/21/2006 12:30:12 AM
Congratulations. No wonder you were watching the results so closely. It's a very fun shot.
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06/21/2006 12:23:22 AM
Congrats!
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06/21/2006 12:23:19 AM
Awesome!! I knew this would ribbon!! Congratulations on your well deserved BLUE!!
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06/21/2006 12:21:33 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! I love this shot!
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06/21/2006 12:14:51 AM
Sweet image. :P Congrats.
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06/21/2006 12:13:16 AM
Wow, awesome! You're rockin' lately, Karma!
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06/21/2006 12:12:05 AM
Way to go, Karma!!! Congrats!!! And why did he have to swim, anyway??
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06/21/2006 12:11:37 AM
I knew this would be in the top 5! Good going!
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06/21/2006 12:11:23 AM
wooooooohooooooooo! congrats!
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06/21/2006 12:10:15 AM
I had a feeling this would ribbon. Good job. Really captured the spirit of the challenge.
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06/21/2006 12:08:33 AM
Touchdown Karma!!! w00t!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2006 10:26:20 PM
I like the shot. I'm thinking it could have been more powerful with a closer crop. Just an opinion. 8
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06/20/2006 09:14:05 PM
Hilarious!!! Bumping up.
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06/20/2006 06:12:10 PM
Cute
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06/20/2006 04:17:00 PM
Striking shot and a wonderful title, came back to bump it :)
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06/20/2006 04:05:30 PM
haha.. executed extremely well. Crop is very unique. very very funny.
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06/20/2006 01:10:44 PM
lol! love the humor. 10!
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06/20/2006 09:19:51 AM
Ok, this one made me laugh. Very untraditional - love it.
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06/20/2006 07:45:11 AM
cute
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06/20/2006 06:31:49 AM
nice one 10
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06/20/2006 06:09:28 AM
Great photo; great composition and lighting and certainly depicts the theme of indulgence!
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06/20/2006 03:34:03 AM
hahahahaa
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06/19/2006 10:24:49 PM
Looks like a lifetime supply of sugar to me ...
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06/19/2006 08:17:27 PM
This picture is my fav outta all the ones submitted..
good idea, lighting, amazing focus
nice backgroud.. not distracting..

amazing job you should be proud

waste of candy haha
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06/19/2006 07:23:17 PM
haha
this image made me laugh. i like it. good example of indulgence from a different perspective
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06/19/2006 05:40:27 PM
Cute! I love that his eyes match the mint~
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06/19/2006 01:18:41 PM
WOW!!!!!
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06/19/2006 01:04:50 PM
now that WOULD be indulgence for a fly compared to what they normally eat. Love the colours, great pic.
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06/18/2006 11:47:14 AM
Perfect. I see a blue ribbon.
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06/18/2006 12:12:49 AM
Ha! A fly picture that I actually liked.
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06/17/2006 07:47:37 PM
Great capture :o)sharp fly..
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06/17/2006 06:49:18 PM
Great Photo! Congrats.
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06/17/2006 09:48:51 AM
Love this! Thanks for the laugh...10
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06/17/2006 09:31:39 AM
Good capture
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06/17/2006 08:00:29 AM
something bizarre about this but not sure if its the title or the candy. Bizarre in a good way, yes. comp well done, DOF and POV excellent. Like your use of background space. well done.
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06/17/2006 07:07:27 AM
I really love the composition and well, the whole idea. The thing I can think of that might make it even more appealing is if the candy were a solid color, since the peppermint stripes sort of lead the eye away from the fly, rather than to him.
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06/17/2006 01:20:52 AM
Awesome shot. You're in my top picks. Good luck!
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06/16/2006 07:51:03 PM
great photo and idea
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06/16/2006 04:32:32 PM
This is so quirky and odd but I rather like it. I especially like the matching orange in the sweet and the fly. In my top 20 this challenge.
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06/16/2006 03:32:33 PM
Really Really love this capture. Great work. Funny and fits the challenge perfectly. 10
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06/16/2006 03:22:44 PM
Great idea.
I would've inclded the whole candy and a different color background.
Cool, nonetheless
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06/16/2006 11:23:17 AM
Very fun macro. I like how the eyes match the candy. Great photo!
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06/15/2006 08:44:14 PM
freaking hilarious! not to mention a great shot. here's for blue ribbons ;-)
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06/15/2006 08:40:04 PM
Best picture I've seen yet! 10 great job
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06/15/2006 08:08:03 PM
Flies are always useful subjects. If in doubt, there is usually a fly around. The ones with the red eyes are especially good lookers.
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06/15/2006 06:15:46 PM
Hahahaha...love this. 10!
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06/15/2006 04:47:58 PM
originally 7, bumbing to 8
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06/15/2006 04:13:04 PM
I hope this get #1 its absolutely hilarious AND well shot!.
10 from me!
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06/15/2006 01:18:18 PM
nice capture, is the fly still alive?
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06/15/2006 11:01:23 AM
There's a happy fly. Cool catch.
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06/15/2006 09:06:56 AM
LOL! I love it! Is that a real fly? I love how we feel the same size as the fly by the perspective!
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06/15/2006 08:38:19 AM
I like this alot.
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06/15/2006 02:01:58 AM
I see a ribbon :)
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06/15/2006 12:48:15 AM
Excellent.....
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06/14/2006 12:29:02 PM
Nice use of the subject
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06/14/2006 07:54:49 AM
Interesting background, I'm still not sure about it. For me, for now, it somehow shows how the fly senses the scent of the icecream. In this way, it's great!
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06/14/2006 07:21:15 AM
Nice one. Love it!
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06/14/2006 05:55:39 AM
Simply a great image, no weaknesses that I can make out. -10-
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06/14/2006 05:31:54 AM
one of the better shots in this challenge...hope you do well with this
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06/14/2006 04:42:07 AM
Sparkling macro..with a sense of humour as well...maybe a ribbon...9
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06/14/2006 04:29:56 AM
What a brilliant shot, i love it.
Great title aswell.
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06/14/2006 02:08:49 AM
That is great...reminds me of Beetle Juice the movie !! A 10 for me !!
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06/14/2006 01:50:19 AM
Funny I don't think this needs all the negitive space.
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06/14/2006 01:48:01 AM
Amazing shot, #1 in my book!
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