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Cotton Harlequins
Cotton Harlequins
JonathanJ


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Insects II (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F30
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007

Macro photo of a tree that was crawling with the adult and larval Cotton Harlequin bug. (Tectocoris diophthalmus, Family Scutelleridae)


Statistics
Place: 40 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.2985
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1446
Avg (non-participants): 6.4068
Views since voting: 1203
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 201
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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05/11/2007 11:02:49 AM
Wow, what a fantastic shot! Particularly impressive in minimal editing. I love the colours :)
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04/26/2007 11:01:00 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Vibrant colors that work well together. Interesting textures that make the photo fun to explore. The large bug in front is a clear focal point that the eye returns to again and again as it explores the contrasting elements around it. A very nice photo.

I do wish that large bug was in focus. A bit larger depth of field would have improved this; depending on wind, perhaps f/8 at 1/100 second.

The point of view works well, but it's a bit unbalanced and the bug at back right is cut off. Pointing the camera a bit to the right would improve the composition. It's centered, but that's fine (and common) for macros. The vertical orientation was the right choice here.

Another minor complaint is the glare reflecting off of some of the bugs. But overall a great photo, especially considering the minimal editing rules.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2007 11:42:54 PM
Mass production! great image!! 8
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04/22/2007 09:10:07 PM
wow, great colours - I've never seen that type of insect before
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04/21/2007 08:22:00 PM
Fantastic colours, really interesting subject. Love this shot.
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04/20/2007 12:28:50 PM
WOW! This absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors. The only thing I could "whine" about is that the background could have been (slightly) more out of focus..... But again, I love the colors of the bugs!
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04/20/2007 07:53:41 AM
Great color and very close, Great job
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04/19/2007 10:24:28 AM
lovely!
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04/19/2007 08:34:50 AM
nice lot of insects - great colors
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04/17/2007 10:42:35 PM
They look like interesting bugs would love to know more about them ;)
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04/16/2007 10:33:57 PM
Wow, those are great bugs. I've never seen any bugs that colorful.
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04/16/2007 07:53:27 PM
Awesome bugs. Never seen these before. Cool colors.
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04/16/2007 05:26:43 PM
What a great cluster and fantastic capture. Not only that, it's well-composed and has lovely rich tones.
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04/16/2007 01:35:42 PM
Wow they're cool bugs! Love their colours, great colour in the photo as well as clarity. I really wish the big one in front were in focus.
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04/16/2007 12:19:06 PM
WOW! The colors, the light, the composition it's all great! So far this is my only 10- and a pick for ribbon! Nice job!
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04/16/2007 10:54:33 AM
Very beautiful colors on these bugs. Great shot.
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04/16/2007 08:45:38 AM
Good control of the lighting, and very nice perspective. Nice to see something different!
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04/16/2007 03:38:31 AM
Great color and DOF
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04/16/2007 01:36:38 AM
Nice traffic jam on the insect highway, the colors are just wonderful. 7
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