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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: home
Date: Jul 9, 2006
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2006

This was a young praying mantis that I found on the wall in my house. I thought he wouldn't mind becoming the subject of a photograph before I let him go in my garden. He became quite attached to me. I placed him in several locations to take pictures and each time I was finished he gladly hopped back onto my hand for a trip to the next place. I ultimately allowed him to make his new home in my vegatable garden where I knew he would find an ample supply of insects to eat.
This picture was cropped, levels and curves,sharpened, and Neat Image was used.

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 379
Avg (all users): 6.1505
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.7561
Avg (non-participants): 6.4113
Views since voting: 828
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 206
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 04:52:42 PM
5 - Nice macro, nice colors. Like the seemingly high saturation. Difficult, but for this Challenge, like to have seen a more unusual perspective used.
07/18/2006 05:26:34 AM
Amazing colors. Top rating.
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07/18/2006 12:42:40 AM
I like the clear focus on the eyes!
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07/17/2006 09:57:24 PM
Nice DOF and colors. Was this taken before or after she bit off someone's head off?
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07/17/2006 08:07:54 PM
Rarely do you seen macros of insects head on. I like it.
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07/17/2006 12:48:20 PM
Nice DOF and colors but I am not as fond of the composition, too centered for my taste. 6 from me
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07/17/2006 10:36:15 AM
WOW!!! 10 from me!
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07/16/2006 08:29:56 PM
The eye of this bug drew me into your photo. The green against the purple background made it jump out at you. Very nice work.
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07/16/2006 11:22:52 AM
The DOF is a little too shallow. It ends up focusing all of my attention on the head, while the entire body fades into the background.

It doesn't "recede" into the background, but rather becomes part of the flat background, so perspective disappears.

That said, simply as a random picture, I'd love to see this cropped tightly to the head and brightened up a bit. It looks like you captured very nice details on the head.
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07/16/2006 10:55:06 AM
the colors are really beatiful. Great Capture.
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07/16/2006 07:32:48 AM
A truely fantastic photo.
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07/15/2006 09:29:04 PM
Very awesome! I love the splashes of that hot pink. It looks like hot pink light! Can't see any flaws with it whatsoever! 10
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07/15/2006 07:38:47 PM
Great detail and color.
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07/15/2006 07:22:26 AM
A truely beautiful picture, well done.
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07/14/2006 02:06:26 PM
Great colors in this, very bright. Good use of DOF in this macro. The composition on this seems a bit static though.
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07/14/2006 11:31:47 AM
This stands a good chance to ribbon and rightfully so. The colors are captivating and the angles in the background keep drawing my attention back to the wonderful detail in the eyes.
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07/13/2006 02:30:30 PM
7 :)
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07/12/2006 10:42:14 PM
Lovely vibrant green and purple. Focus is spot on. His legs make it almost abstract. I'm not a huge fan of insect shots, but this one has something special;)
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