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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Leeds University
Date: Sep 4, 2003
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2003

Camera powered up, switched to super macro mode, and photo taken with one hand while speaking on mobile phone with other hand. I love my Optio S!
Taken in the interval of one of the preliminaries of the Leeds Piano Competition... I had despaired of finding any insects.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 137
Avg (all users): 7.2621
Avg (commenters): 8.1500
Avg (participants): 7.0230
Avg (non-participants): 7.6207
Views since voting: 5384
Votes: 145
Comments: 45
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/05/2007 11:55:29 PM
An incredible shot to have done with a P&S!
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07/17/2004 12:39:57 PM
This is just awesome. Razor sharp. Cool...
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04/20/2004 06:46:33 PM
dude, Pirate's good eye is very impressed with the shot.
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09/27/2003 12:56:02 PM
Classy shot, congrats.
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09/19/2003 06:04:18 PM
Congrats! This is a beautiful image!
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09/18/2003 10:32:54 AM
nice work - and here i thought only one of the "super cameras" could place! maybe I'll have to get an Optio S now :)
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09/16/2003 01:53:00 PM
I still say you should work for Pentax. Dang, man. Or change your name to OptioMan and have the camera in the Altoids tin for the logo on your cape.
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09/16/2003 06:39:24 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments!
I'll have to see what team Optio S (me) can do for the macro challenge now... ;-)
09/16/2003 02:45:31 AM
Top work Bob. Must say I approve of your technique and approach as described in your notes - though i think if you were, say, holding a gin and tonic in the other hand rather than a phone it would improve the shot :-) Congratulations (from someone who spent hours slaving over a shot ...)
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09/15/2003 09:40:23 PM
Another great shot Bobster-- We have finished right next to each in a few challenges-- but your shot was superiour this challenge-- glad it ribboned!
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09/15/2003 06:49:25 PM
Wonderful detail, congratulations
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09/15/2003 06:11:05 PM
Great shot, detail in particular, especially for one handed.
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09/15/2003 02:15:34 PM
Just a perfect shot! Congrats!
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09/15/2003 12:48:45 PM
Wow, what clarity. Great shot. The detail is amazing in the wings. Nicely composed, too.
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09/15/2003 10:42:12 AM
Great shot! Love the insect photos.
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09/15/2003 09:48:22 AM
beautiful shot with perfect clarity--congrats bob!
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09/15/2003 06:20:59 AM
Nice Bob! Your really kickin it into high gear with the Optio :)
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09/15/2003 01:39:31 AM
Well done, Bob. Congratulations on an attractive shot. Keep it up!
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09/15/2003 01:30:04 AM
Congratulations bob on yet another fine photo.
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09/15/2003 12:46:10 AM
There is a lovely glow about this whole image, Bob. Nice work!
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09/15/2003 12:24:30 AM
Great photo congrats
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09/15/2003 12:03:22 AM
Great shot, Bobster. Well deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 11:34:48 PM
Glad this is a legal one ... fantastic shot. In my top three this week :)
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09/14/2003 07:09:07 PM
If I strained to find one thing to improve on with this incredibly crisp and gorgeous image, I'd (humbly) ask to consider the minimal hairline black applied to all borderless images here by default. I do not believe, anything at all could make this exceptional image more than it is.


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09/14/2003 12:40:18 PM
Interesting. The 'flat' effect on the central areas of the flower petals looks like soft focus but I think you've used Neat Image or a similar tool to remove a lot of the noise. If so - it's removed some of the detail too. There's a also a fringe around the petals which suggests a bit too much sharpening. Having said that, I quite like the effect, even though it looks a bit unnatural.
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09/14/2003 01:30:54 AM
Wow! Excellent....awesome...wonderful...what else is there to say...absolutely stunning!
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09/12/2003 07:28:29 PM
Excellent photo, color, clarity, framing! There is some tough competition in this challenge -- you'll rank up there!
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09/12/2003 05:01:06 PM
Superb.
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09/12/2003 04:28:00 PM
Good photo! I like how close you got with the bee and the flower!
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09/11/2003 09:14:26 AM
Great detail and composition. I like the title as well.
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09/09/2003 09:05:21 PM
Great photo!
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09/09/2003 06:18:29 PM
all that neatimage is starting to destroy the flower...i still like the dreamy effect
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09/09/2003 05:02:03 PM
The DOF in this shot is spectacular. I love how the bee and the flower are nice and crisp, and the other stuff is perfectly blurred. One of my favorites this challenge.
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09/09/2003 12:03:46 PM
You caught the transparent wings well.
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09/09/2003 06:36:27 AM
Very Nice!
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09/09/2003 03:46:05 AM
This is really beautiful.
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09/08/2003 08:19:50 PM
Excelent sharpness. Congrat ona agreat shot. the blue in the background goes really well with the yellow flower. Jacko. 9
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09/08/2003 06:05:32 PM
Speechless. When I can see the veins in a bees wings in perfect clarity... 10. Nice job.
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09/08/2003 05:05:02 PM
Exceptional clarity and perfect background. The flower highlighs the insect nicely.
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09/08/2003 01:00:40 PM
Really nice...the yellow is so rich. Some smoothing on the leaves looks a bit out of place. Still this is good, very good. Congrats.
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09/08/2003 11:37:45 AM
the wings take my eyes first but the whole composition has balance and weight
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09/08/2003 07:38:25 AM
Perfecto!!
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09/08/2003 03:34:42 AM
Impressive Sharpness.. ..
Nice vibrant colours..
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09/08/2003 12:54:27 AM
I like the bright colors of this shot...also I Like the border. One of the best I've seen so far.
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09/08/2003 12:40:18 AM
Soft blended colors really work well for this. Great composition, clarity & lighting. You did a fantastic job!
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