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Challenge: Shallow DOF III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: In the house
Date: Jan 24, 2007
Aperture: F/11
ISO: ISO-200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2007

After looking over the contest themes, I was definitely excited to enter this one. Being a macro buff, "Shallow DOF" is home turf for me. I think this shot turned out to be one of my better photos, especially since the subject is a boring fly (my best one was disqualified). I like the look of the white "mist" coming from behind the fly, which makes the leaf look rather alien in nature, hence the title of the image. I also refrained from adding a border from the comments I've been getting about it, so I hope it is for the better.


Place: 39 out of 413
Avg (all users): 6.0971
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8987
Avg (non-participants): 6.2604
Views since voting: 761
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 175
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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02/07/2007 12:47:58 PM
Thanks for the votes and comments everyone.

boyhuntsforbliss, no the fly was not frozen. I do not believe in capturing and "posing" my insect subjects for their shots. All of my macros are taken out in nature with true, wild subjects.
02/07/2007 04:19:18 AM
Hi Eric, I expected this to do much better, loved the lines on the leaf.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2007 02:37:40 PM
Great details on the fly! Very good macro. 8
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02/05/2007 02:09:22 PM
nice shot, was he frozen?
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02/05/2007 11:50:34 AM
ive never seen a flie this up close before good job
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02/05/2007 07:47:43 AM
the pretty fly in the contest :-) like it
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02/04/2007 05:45:58 PM
Just got a macro myself. I hope I can learn to do this!
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02/01/2007 08:35:36 PM
Wow...love the "hair" on the leaf too! Great shot!
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02/01/2007 03:22:24 PM
excellent macro work...great composition and textures
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