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ladyhawk22


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Science II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) DT
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Date: May 29, 2007
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Galleries: Nature, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2007

Post Processing:
Rotate Canvas
Crop
Healing brush to remove dust spots
Levels
Contrast
Hue/Saturation
Image Size
Sharpen
Reduce Noise
Spot sharpened on eyes

Reverse Macro: 18-70mm with 50mm flipped

Found this little guy at work on the playground. Saved him from being trampled by 10 two-year olds and brought him home. Right now he's about the size of a mosquito, but I'm hoping soon he'll be big enough to defend my garden from all icky bugs!

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.4135
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.4154
Avg (non-participants): 6.4126
Views since voting: 1731
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 208
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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06/06/2007 04:17:16 PM
Ahhh my favorite insect so eloquently captured. Beautiful.
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06/06/2007 01:07:57 PM
Great Bug! The DOF is really nice! You did a great job on this!
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06/06/2007 12:59:49 PM
What a posture and nice entry for this challenge. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/06/2007 08:21:50 AM
congrats on a good score and a great shot. i need to learn that reverse lense thing
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06/06/2007 03:34:23 AM
Great work with the reversed lenses! I've played with that a bit and it's really hard to do - you did an excellent job! Good luck raising the little guy!
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06/06/2007 02:37:51 AM
great shot and well placed in the raking. congrats on the top 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2007 10:24:45 PM
This is other-worldly. Very nice.
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06/05/2007 09:48:33 PM
Great image, 9.
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06/04/2007 12:13:38 PM
Praying mantids are very cool. Would love to see the whole insect, especially it's front legs. Lighting needs to be diffused a bit.
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06/04/2007 11:31:16 AM
I love how curious it looks, great capture
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06/03/2007 12:52:19 AM
Great photo. I like the way the light source is from under the subject.
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06/01/2007 03:29:27 AM
wow!!! great shot
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05/31/2007 02:16:19 PM
Fantastic shot!
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05/30/2007 10:45:15 PM
Yep definitely a ten from me. Excellent!
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05/30/2007 05:44:38 PM
Wow, that's super charming! He's adorable, and the optical treatment, whatever it is (please tell us) is perfect.

edit - I get it, I think - through the microscope! Awesome.
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05/30/2007 03:15:40 PM
WOW, this is a great shot. Very close. Super clean.
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05/30/2007 02:24:58 PM
I love how he almost looks like a cartoon
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05/30/2007 11:59:59 AM
Wow. Perhaps a slightly deeper aperture would have been preferable, but what a shot.
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05/30/2007 10:36:24 AM
Excellent Macro!
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05/30/2007 09:49:33 AM
great shooot! =10
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05/30/2007 08:27:57 AM
Cool, I like the way they are watching you when I find them in the garden and the fact that you've caught that in this shot. Pity the matis wasn't clearer in parts but still a nice shot, I'm going to spend alot of time in the garden tomorrow.
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