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Darth Vader of the Insect World
Darth Vader of the Insect World
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Challenge: Macro II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: central Pennsylvania
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Aperture: f 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 (flash)
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2003

Closeup of a bald-faced hornet. Taken with the Nikon 60mm macro lense plus the 5T and 6T supplemental closeup lenses. I cooled this critter in the refrigerator for a few minutes to slow her down.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.1227
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 7.0714
Avg (non-participants): 7.2353
Views since voting: 3308
Votes: 163
Comments: 24
Favorites: 6 (view)


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AuthorThread
10/14/2003 11:21:43 AM
And they say we have no proof of creatures from other planets:)
(something to think about)

Message edited by author 2003-10-14 11:22:47.
09/29/2003 01:47:51 PM
Best bug shot in the challenge.
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09/29/2003 07:41:27 AM
should have won. the most unique bug, imo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2003 08:39:53 PM
Great closeup of a bug. The great depth of field helps to make it pop out of the picture. Great details in the hair. Incredible patterns on the bugs head.
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09/28/2003 08:08:59 PM
This Bug has Character!! nice one-- 10
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09/28/2003 07:45:14 PM
Looks more like Darth Maul to me, but hey who cares? That's one scary looking bug!
This shot is awesome. Just as I start to tire of endless bug macros along comes a gem like this.
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09/27/2003 09:51:15 AM
Nice. I predict this will do well. Great detail & sharpness, pretty impressive DOF too. Good exposure. Really not much to criticise here at all. Well done.
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09/26/2003 08:44:55 PM
Scarry Creacher
09/26/2003 03:58:28 PM
Very good macro ! Terrific detail in nose and eyes. Antennae remind me of the horns on a mean bull we had on the ranch.
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09/26/2003 12:07:10 AM
Great shot! Not sure about your background though, or the leg poking out of the bottom of the frame. Other than that, this is a strong shot. 9
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09/25/2003 03:16:04 PM
Very nice macro!
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09/25/2003 03:12:48 PM
really good shot, looks like you got in way up close! nice shot!
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09/25/2003 02:22:26 PM
What a wonderful macro! Such detail! I love the title!
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09/24/2003 12:36:33 PM
Very nice. good dof, clarity.
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09/24/2003 12:22:37 PM
I am your Father! NOooooooooooo! NIcely menacing and good clarity!
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09/24/2003 10:57:17 AM
wow
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09/22/2003 09:00:02 PM
Great macro!
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09/22/2003 05:10:46 PM
Nice title. What a "mask" it stands out even more in contrast to the soft fuzz at the neck.I like the depth of the colors, and the detailed texture in those eyes.
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09/22/2003 03:22:05 PM
Big WOW from me......great glass, great color, great focus. WOW.
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09/22/2003 12:21:04 PM
Wonderful.....nice DOF....love the face!
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09/22/2003 12:09:56 PM
i am so glad our eyes aren't macro..this is downright scary! nice shot 10 +
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09/22/2003 12:04:18 PM
Now this is a macro. What a great shot. He's smiling and you will be with the ribbon this will get. Great shot.
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09/22/2003 09:41:10 AM
this is truly amazing...what is it? the facial "expression" and the lumbering movement are unusual and compelling
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09/22/2003 04:07:49 AM
Fantastic. Great detail.

I never tire of the insect world. Ever. [8]
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