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A recipe for beetle juice
A recipe for beetle juice

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Little Rock, AR
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Photographed in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1 Spider web
1 Beetle
1 Spider

Place: 128 out of 134
Avg (all users): 4.3387
Avg (commenters): 4.5833
Avg (participants): 4.0426
Avg (non-participants): 4.4388
Views since voting: 755
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 186
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/28/2008 11:04:30 PM
Critique Club Review:

Wow! What a twisted photo...

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are realistic, hues are normal, saturation is not overdone.

Brightness and contrast: Contrast is good, highlights could be a little brighter.

Focus and depth of field: Focus is nice and sharp. Depth of field feels a bit shallow. The spider goes soft on its back and on its legs in the foreground.

The spider's face is partially obscured by two of its legs. A different angle for the photo would have helped here. The biggest problem, outside of the gross out factor that got you a bushel of ones, in the voting, is that there is no defined point of interest in this image. The sharpest areas of focus are either beetle legs leading you away from the picture, or hairy spider abdomen, because the face is obscured by soft focus legs.

From this angle it about all has to be sharp, and even then there is the spider face problem. Seeing more of the face is probably the best quick improvement to the image.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 09:04:51 PM
07/22/2008 07:45:04 PM
07/21/2008 10:29:52 PM
I wasn't ready for this! Clever.
07/21/2008 09:57:45 PM
My skin crawls... Great image, but a bit of a stretch to fit the theme.
07/21/2008 03:40:39 PM
Is it your recipe??
07/19/2008 05:11:03 AM
a shocking macro!
07/18/2008 10:52:47 PM
Awesome capture...shoehorn for challenge...would have made a great Free Study entry, IMO
07/18/2008 01:08:12 PM
Ahhh! Amazing detail and spot on focus. To bad I don't want to eat it, I would give you a 10!
07/16/2008 06:26:51 PM
This just doesn't say 'Recipe' to me. I'm sorry.
07/16/2008 12:50:40 PM
eww!! haha!
i dont wanna see what the recipe is!!
07/16/2008 10:50:34 AM
so where do i get the recipe for this? nice detail on the spider
07/16/2008 10:28:37 AM
Yes, technically a good shot, but kinda gross subject for this challenge.
07/16/2008 10:03:12 AM
Wow, that just killed my appetite. =) What a crazy shot. I hope you didn't find this critter in your house!
07/16/2008 08:59:47 AM

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