DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Bug Free Software
Bug Free Software

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: columbus
Date: Oct 13, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2006

Hope I dont get ripped on for mishandling a bug. I had no inspiration for either open challenge but since I am in the MS tournament I have to submit something. While checking the mail I came across this big leaf hopper in our driveway. It is gettin gcold here and I was surprised to see him around. He wasnt really moving much - still alive but on his last legs. Popped him in a cup and then went to the oxymoron list to see if I could find something that would fit. Bug Free Software was about it. Took my Print Shop software discs and taped them together. Set them on a bowl to angle on top of our sheet of black velevt. Set up outside in the shade of our back porch (favorite area for nice lighting) and shot away. I just held him by his wings in front of the discs and shot with my other hand. I let him go immediately after shooting - though he probably didnt last long afterwards. He really wasnt doing good. I dont expect this to do gangbusters. I just hope it beats ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Alainand doesnt drag my average down too much.

Shot in RAW with a variety of adjustments before converting it over to PS (exposure, sharpness, saturation and the contrast adjustments), levels, USM, saturation, NI, resize for web, crop and border.

Place: 78 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.3675
Avg (commenters): 6.7692
Avg (participants): 5.1026
Avg (non-participants): 5.4683
Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 283
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

10/30/2006 07:08:59 PM
I thought this was one of the more creative oxymorons - and rather fitting. Technicals are pretty good, particularly the bug. Might even make a good stock picture with the same title, though you'd want to somehow disguise the software names. Probably should have scored just a bit higher, though I do think Alain fairly won the head to head on this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2006 10:37:32 AM
I thought this one was awesome! Sadly underrated :(
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2006 05:45:02 AM
Tim, this is a really good picture. It's sharp, colorfull and it really meets the challenge. This should have finished higher.

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my "Lighting" entry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 09:07:53 PM
Nice play on words to come up with a good oxy-moron. Good picture too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2006 01:47:56 PM
something we all want
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2006 09:53:15 PM
Nice idea, colors, composition, lighting, DOF, should emote a chuckle or groan from most people. Hope you didn't squish this bug. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2006 06:45:25 PM
Blame it on Katy - Katydid it.
Cute take on the challenge and great use of dof.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2006 04:04:52 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2006 09:10:14 AM
"When you improve the software, then you are ready to leave, Grasshopper!" ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2006 09:38:34 PM
good sense of humor
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2006 07:02:22 AM
Original, colorful, nice focus on the bug.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 10:13:06 PM
I love your idea (esp since I am a software developer). The DOF works really well here too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 06:09:44 PM
nice colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 03:52:21 PM
great image and idea, "bug free software"....hence that isn't a windows installation disk :) 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 02:46:27 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 04:50:10 AM
great depth of field and a clever idea...hope the bug got paid for the modelling ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 12:46:28 AM
Very funny & I love the colours
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/17/2021 10:59:46 AM EST.