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Challenge: Insects II (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Location: Back garden, Sheffield, UK
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007

Just an insect flying about in my garden. I noticed they flew a regular pattern, the light was good and I was feeling lucky so I thought I'd try a catch one in a picture. It's not the greatest picture ever but I was pleased to be able to catch one of the little critters in flight. They move mighty fast for something that doesn't look like it should ever get off the ground.

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Statistics
Place: 62 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.0100
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.8736
Avg (non-participants): 6.1140
Views since voting: 1749
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 201
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/23/2007 10:58:04 PM
This is awesome, and for something so small, the clarity and detail is just amazing, and so spot on.
I love this "flash in the pan", quick timing type of photo, as it is a bonus when one is lucky to get such a shot.....
Awesome macro here, well done, and by the way, the DOF is also pretty amazing as well.....
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05/03/2007 10:29:23 AM
HA! This pic is awesome! It makes me smile. He's so cute. :) Nice capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2007 04:45:52 AM
nice difficult shot
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04/21/2007 08:12:56 PM
Great mid-air capture, especially if you really did snap this little guy in flight :)
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04/21/2007 01:38:33 AM
I have been trying for years to get a shot similar to this... congratulations. There is nothing that I don't like about this photo. The positioning, although going against the third's rule, is perfect here... like Mr. Bee sat there in mid air waiting for your finger to punch the button. The background is not busy at all, and the shapes add to the shot instead of detracting in any way.

I have seen alot of shots that are close to this... but for me... you captured this wonderfully!
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04/20/2007 11:18:38 PM
Good catch.
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04/20/2007 08:06:40 AM
Sweet,
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04/19/2007 08:07:39 AM
Great capture.
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04/16/2007 08:46:17 PM
Excellent shot... frozen in mid-air so clearly!
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04/16/2007 07:14:48 PM
would like to see blow up of this. shame about min edit restriction!
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04/16/2007 05:00:36 PM
Great capture - bug is rather small in context, but well done anyway.
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04/16/2007 03:49:12 PM
I took some shot of a hoverfly for this challenge (not that i submitted one). I loved the way they clean (wipe) their legs. Lovely sharp picture.
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04/16/2007 02:43:04 PM
Wow. Frozen in time. Great focus and dof
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04/16/2007 01:35:23 PM
Not bad to catch a bee/fly in flight!
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04/16/2007 12:05:28 PM
great shot! I just would have bumped the camera to the left a bit, shot for the rule of thirds

really amazing how clear he is against the backdrop!
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04/16/2007 08:58:25 AM
I cannot wait to see this cropped! Fantastic catch, great light. And no dust bunnies - wich at the aperature you must have shot at to catch this and stay in focus is a marvel in and of itself. I fought the battle of the sensor dust for THREE HOURS and still failed to get it clean this challenge and appreciate a clean shot! Good job!
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04/16/2007 08:48:21 AM
Terrific. Love the stop action. Beautiful bokeh as well. Bravo.
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