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Challenge: Color on Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Date: Jul 19, 2006
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2006

Crop to an 8x10, levels, curves, saturation, burn a little around the mantis to accent some of the shadows.

Had fun taking pictures of this little guy in the garden. If I found him again, I'd increase the DOF and get closer.

I know this image may not do really great, but I kind of like the 'expression' on his face, and I had fun taking it, so here it is! (Plus, I shouldn't get DNMC votes like my last entry =)

Place: 176 out of 239
Avg (all users): 5.0621
Avg (commenters): 4.8889
Avg (participants): 4.9524
Avg (non-participants): 5.1036
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 306
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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08/12/2007 08:29:17 AM
Out of focus or not it really does draw you towards the mantis' eye which seems to be watching the camera. The angle is interesting too, always see head on shots and this is different. A little more sharpness would have helped but nice shot all the same.
08/02/2006 10:46:33 AM
Must have messed up in the post processing to have the entire image look a little soft. The original shot had the focus dead on... unless it's just the tiny DOF that people didn't like. Anyway, just thought I'd mention that.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 05:46:37 PM
I like the name.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/30/2006 02:06:24 AM
background looks cool. the mantis is too out of focus though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/28/2006 05:15:41 PM
Way too soft
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/27/2006 05:46:49 PM
More contrast in the background would really help the mantis "pop" out a little bit more
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2006 06:15:57 PM
Not such a good angle...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2006 11:16:49 AM
The focus on the mantis seems to soft
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2006 10:41:25 AM
very OOF
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2006 06:48:47 AM
ah truely a good shot. love the title also!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2006 05:36:16 AM
too OOF
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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