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Challenge: Insects II (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Shepreth Wildlife Park, UK
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007

Ant on a rope at Shepreth Wildlife Park, UK.

PSE5: resize, auto sharpen, SFW

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Post Challenge:

woooot, personal best placing and score! Thanks everyone for your votes and comments. Special thanks to Menele for finding the location.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.9519
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1826
Views since voting: 3443
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 208
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/27/2008 02:37:28 AM
Originally posted by Prash:

I cant believe there are 3 entries that topped this one (well in all fairness, I havent looked at the ribbon winners.. let me come back and finish my comment:-)


Ok after looking at the tope 3, I stand by my previous comment. In my opinion, this one was the winner (no offense to teh winning entries).

Superb shot!!
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09/27/2008 02:36:07 AM
I cant believe there are 3 entries that topped this one (well in all fairness, I havent looked at the ribbon winners.. let me come back and finish my comment:-)
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04/30/2007 11:36:53 PM
Crisp and worthy of recognition. Very nice work. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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04/28/2007 08:32:05 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Wow. There's not a lot I can add to this. You have awesome colors that contrast nicely, great textures, good detail, etc. I, for one, am really glad that ants are not this size naturally. That is downright eerie looking.

You nailed the challenge, and did it well. Not sure why this would score a "one," but to each his own, I suppose. Great work.

The only nitpick I could possibly come up with, is the straight vertical lines in the image. The ant gives the shot some movement, but I *think* if it were set on a diagonal, it *might* be a bit more dynamic. But, like I said, that is a nitpick.

If I need to further clarify or explain myself, feel free to contact me via pm.

karmat
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04/23/2007 06:53:21 PM
This is so awesome! Congratulation on such an amazing photo and an honorable mention placing!

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04/23/2007 04:29:19 PM
What an incredible and beautiful shot, love the clarity and sharpness on the ant. Well done and congrats on a top 5 finish.
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04/23/2007 11:38:27 AM
Good result! On the bubble though ;)

Was a good location, you cheated though by being better :P
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04/23/2007 08:57:11 AM
Congrats on your 4th and new PB, very well deserved!
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04/23/2007 01:17:24 AM
congratulations.

I am amazed that Art Roflmao called this one on the first day of voting.
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04/23/2007 12:33:09 AM
I thought this might do well. Really awesome shot, congrats on 4th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2007 08:22:44 PM
wow! details & colors great!
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04/22/2007 07:36:29 PM
Amazing detail, nice DOF, background sets off the ant well. One of my favorites :-)
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04/22/2007 02:49:59 PM
It tickles!
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04/21/2007 11:03:26 PM
This is one of the best I've seen!
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04/21/2007 10:34:36 PM
excellent detail and comp.
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04/20/2007 01:45:06 PM
Well-placed DOF
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04/20/2007 09:29:55 AM
love the details of the insect! Nice background! - 8 -
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04/20/2007 07:56:28 AM
Great color and very close, Great job
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04/19/2007 09:08:18 PM
Nice Composition!
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04/19/2007 02:53:51 PM
Great DOF and beautiful green background.
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04/19/2007 08:07:19 AM
Well done. Really crisp & clear.
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04/19/2007 05:47:29 AM
Wow! Amazing clarity. I also like the side shot. The composition is very nice. It will be on the front page for sure, should ribbon.
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04/17/2007 11:08:45 AM
Excellent macro! *9*
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04/17/2007 06:23:30 AM
nice capture
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04/16/2007 10:49:04 PM
pretty amazing.. nice color contrasts
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04/16/2007 10:31:08 PM
Extremely good work at composition and focus here, esp with the min editing rules.
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04/16/2007 07:08:45 PM
One of my favs. 9
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04/16/2007 02:10:06 PM
Excellent colors! Great focus! Love the way you can see it's little black eye.
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04/16/2007 01:29:54 PM
Wow, great job! Love the DOF and the colours here.
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04/16/2007 12:55:32 PM
Really clear and great colors!
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04/16/2007 11:02:55 AM
Wow! AMAZING!!!
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04/16/2007 08:40:28 AM
Love all the level of details in this extreme close-up of this ant - right down to the tiny hairs on it's legs and body. This really gives us an up close and personal view of this tiny creature. Lighting is wonderful for the subject and it's environment are illuminated very well.
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04/16/2007 01:37:56 AM
This looks top 5ish. Outstanding!
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