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Serendipity after rain
3rd PlaceSerendipity after rain
gwsallen


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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Garden
Date: Apr 18, 2004
Aperture: f/5.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/47sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

An outdoor shot took from my garden after rain. I guess this little bug here must be hungry and out for hunting.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.6498
Avg (commenters): 7.4333
Avg (participants): 6.5941
Avg (non-participants): 6.6818
Views since voting: 5699
Votes: 277
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/04/2004 11:50:05 AM
Wow, I'm speechless... I love photographing insects and I've had some rather decent shots, but nothing - NOTHING - like this, ever. Feels so perfect. Lucky ewe :)

Good job!
05/04/2004 02:23:02 AM
nice shot!!
05/02/2004 06:52:43 PM
I don't normally like bugs..... but, I must say.. that is the CUTEST little bug I have ever seen!
05/01/2004 02:18:31 PM
Simply an amazing shot! This is the only way I like to look at these little critters! Congratulations!
04/30/2004 10:48:45 AM
This is the cutest little bug ever. I love the way you captured him. Congrats!
04/28/2004 02:13:55 PM
oh wow this is an awesome shot!! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/28/2004 07:35:31 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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04/28/2004 06:31:25 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Wonderful picture! Truly a well deserved ribbon.
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04/28/2004 05:06:57 AM
congrats on your ribbon

Very cute bug and well captured.
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04/28/2004 02:58:03 AM
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Nice capture, good DOF and good quality. The digital halo on the rear end of the insect is its only fault.

Great comment st, I completely missed that noise.

Congratulations gw on a well desrved ribbon. A wonderful shot.

Message edited by author 2004-04-28 02:59:28.
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04/28/2004 01:17:47 AM
Congratulations Allen! It's a wonderful photo.
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04/28/2004 12:05:53 AM
woo hoo... yellow border for yellow ribbon, fated! hahaha thanks everyone here for your comment. I am double happy this submission. First of all, i received 31! yes 31 comments for this issue, broke my "wheel" record - 28. Secondly, am happy to achieve yellow ribbon
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 12:43:30 PM
This is a lovely image and honestly represents the theme of serendipity. The subject is tightly focused and the composition is good. You can see the tension in the drop of water as it is just about to drop off the stem. The slight bluring of the bug's antenna works because the rest of the bug is sharply focused. it gives the impression that they are quivering.
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04/27/2004 04:06:33 AM
Serendipity is a difficult concept to visualize. For me it means being at the right place, at the right time, and being lucky enough to capture something unique. Some of these entries are set up shots trying to illustrate that concept, and some record a serendipitous moment experienced by the photographer themselves. This is a good example of the latter. This certainly feels like a serendipitious moment. The photo itself is great, however the frame is unneccessary and distracting
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04/26/2004 03:32:33 PM
A ribbon winner in my book. Nice shot!! Depth of field just a little to narrow freeze those antenas. 9
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04/26/2004 02:43:01 PM
Amizing.... Color, Mood... nice Background too !
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04/25/2004 10:34:58 PM
Great macro capture
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04/25/2004 11:07:55 AM
very good capture but the colors look unnatural, border is a bit much
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04/25/2004 05:20:38 AM
very nice
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04/24/2004 04:54:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful photo. I think the gold matte takes attention away from the subject. You might want to go with just simple white and black. But that has nothing to do with the initial picture, which is extremely well done. Nice job!
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04/24/2004 03:36:18 AM
so fragile!
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04/23/2004 08:23:59 PM
Great picture, just great
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04/23/2004 04:33:52 PM
I hate the border as much as I love the photo. 8
(Would have been a 9 w/o the border)
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04/23/2004 12:56:22 PM
Wonderful macro. Nice subject and colors are quite nice. Great shot.
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04/23/2004 12:14:28 PM
Awsome image. Love how it stands out from the background and the water drips add dimension to this photo. The antennas of the bug seem unnatrually blurred. I wonder what kind of plant this is on. Border is interesting but almost seems overpowering as well. Good job.
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04/23/2004 01:05:09 AM
NICE Macro - good picture. (What were you thinking with that gaudy frame?) 7
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04/22/2004 11:41:44 PM
Beautiful image. What kind of lens do you use? I'm not real crazy about the yellow border, but am not counting down for that. The picture is terrific by itself. Good work!!
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04/22/2004 10:41:48 PM
Nice capture, good DOF and good quality. The digital halo on the rear end of the insect is its only fault.
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04/22/2004 09:07:19 PM
This is a great close up and nicely composed (sorry but I got to say it --- the border overpowers this delicate shot)
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04/22/2004 08:10:09 PM
The border is too much. I'd prefer a thinner one with a nice subtle green.
Nice clarity.
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04/22/2004 04:15:20 PM
would easily be an 8 or 9 in a more appropriate challenge.
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04/22/2004 11:12:04 AM
I like this..soft and cool. good job
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04/22/2004 06:40:12 AM
Absolutely lovely picture. Unfortunately an absolutely horrible border too. The yellow really doesn't work imo. Still, ignoring that, 9.
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04/22/2004 03:28:51 AM
Beautiful shot, especially with the water drops included.
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04/21/2004 09:09:54 PM
What a super photograph. Nicely done and I like it for the Challenge. Oh, dear. That Frame. It's so bright and so big. The image is so good, you probably won't notice in the scoring that this vote is a 9 instead of a 10.
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04/21/2004 09:07:35 PM
Nice shot, what kind of lens? How close?
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04/21/2004 01:45:39 PM
Nice macro, framed well.
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04/21/2004 11:30:15 AM
Beautiful photo. Wonderful colors. Love the reflected light. Great composition.

Not sure I see the relevance to the theme, or I would have rated it higher.
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04/21/2004 11:23:02 AM
Nice shot! The border is a tiny bit too wide for my taste - the yellow distracts my eye a little. 7.
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04/21/2004 10:37:33 AM
Beautiful closeup!
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04/21/2004 07:50:25 AM
Not sure I would have added that vibrant a border, but great photo!
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04/21/2004 01:39:11 AM
why this yellow border??? ... ruins an otherwise beautiful picture!
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04/21/2004 01:03:13 AM
I like! I hope you don't get points deducted from the border Nazi's
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