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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 16, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Nature, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2008

Catch grasshopper outside, wait for him to calm down, catch grasshopper inside, catch grasshopper again, repeat last step seventy-five times, then...

Crop, Curves, clone out lots of dust on my new lens *sigh*, slight Lucis, NI, Sharpen, border, Burn highlights a tad, Save for Web

I held a piece of white posterboard up with my other hand to make the reflection be cleaner. I don't have a studio and the room was a mess all reflected (and in real life). Mr. Grasshopper didn't really mind the posterboard which was weird.

Natural window light only, with me standing to make less glare on Mr. Grasshopper.

I don't know why I enter these Free Studys... the level of expertise is way out of my range. But... I just can't seem to stop myself. *grin*

I'd love to break my FS record: 6.1074

Someday... *sigh*

Place: 197 out of 473
Avg (all users): 5.8582
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 5.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.0857
Views since voting: 830
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 134
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2008 05:29:45 AM
I am surprised this scored so low. definitely underrated probably because it wasn't too DPC friendly. Definitely should have scored higher , love this shot!!
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07/08/2008 12:30:58 AM
lol i was "this close" to commenting before the challenge was over. oh well. I love the close up - nice and clear. The grasshopper is a nice colorful contrast to all the black tones in the rest of the pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 09:50:12 PM
Nice shot. How'd you get the grasshopper to get on the lens?
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07/07/2008 08:09:47 PM
Fantastic!! Very well done! one of the best.
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07/07/2008 06:20:32 PM
Great detail and I like how you've captured the reflection in the glass.
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07/05/2008 07:05:45 PM
oo, i love how you can see his reflectoin in the glass itself, and i am so jealous of that lens, guh
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07/05/2008 06:38:07 PM
Patience. So the bugger let you get this great shot hey. What did you offer/give/medicate/ him with? Is that crazy glue I see? Super capture.
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07/04/2008 07:25:11 PM
Nice image but the processing makes it look like two separate images have been combined together when I'm sure that's not the case. It's the dark halo around the insect that particularly looks "wrong". But compositionally I like it.
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07/04/2008 06:40:19 AM
love this shot, nice contrast , good lighting , however -1 point because I am a Nikon user (ha!ha! just kidding) , 8
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07/02/2008 10:13:11 PM
Fantastic..perhaps Canon would want to buy it as an advertisement.
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07/02/2008 09:27:27 PM
terrific composition and detail
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07/02/2008 07:25:09 PM
nicely processed
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07/02/2008 08:52:43 AM
Great focus and composition
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07/01/2008 10:18:08 AM
I love the reflection in the front element of the lens...
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07/01/2008 09:11:18 AM
The edges of the grasshopper are a little soft compared to his other details.
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