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Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Grand Falls, NB -- Back yard deck.
Date: Nov 10, 2002
Aperture: F 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2002

Free hand. 3.5x zoom and manual focus (finally learned how to use it properly this week) with flash. A story of right place at the right time: I was picking up some leaves in the back yard. I was late because we had early snow, which finally melted today. I saw the little caterpillar in the grass, half frozen. I ran inside to get the flowers I had bought for my wife on Friday. The little guy was pretty sluggish, so I had a chance to take over 50 shots. This submission might be a bit cliché, but I really like it. Cropped approx. 40%, sharpened twice, increased saturation of green and red a little bit. Oh yeah, used a squirt bottle for a few "rain drops". Shot was taken after supper when it really started getting dark, which explains the near perfectly black background.

Place: 7 out of 301
Avg (all users): 7.0913
Avg (commenters): 8.7917
Avg (participants): 7.0233
Avg (non-participants): 7.2198
Views since voting: 2409
Votes: 263
Comments: 31
Favorites: 11 (view)

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07/02/2004 11:02:42 PM
The colors here are awesome. The lighting couldn't be any more perfect. hmmm...was this your first macro shot?
01/21/2004 06:14:49 PM
for some reason, i can't help but wonder what you did with the caterpillar, and for some reason, it reminded me of the book "hope for the flowers".
05/31/2003 04:41:43 AM
very rare gem that demonstrates that flash can work for us too under suitable circumstances! great job
12/03/2002 04:51:00 PM
I posted some more pictures of this little guy here:

11/19/2002 09:38:00 AM
Good work ! A little bit oversharpened..
11/18/2002 08:00:00 AM
Thanks for the great comments guys. I finally cracked the 7 barrier for a submission. I'll take a top 10 finish any day.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2002 10:59:00 PM
Among all the flower and bug shots this week, this one seems to show more creativity and better framing/composition. Great job.
11/16/2002 05:36:00 PM
Great shot! Vivid colours!
11/16/2002 01:19:00 PM
Very nice. Bg is perfect to contrast the flowers and the subject is a little cutie! Good luck in the challenge. Grayce :-) 9
11/15/2002 10:29:00 AM
Awesome ! I love the balance of this and the color ! Shiiizzzam
11/15/2002 05:21:00 AM
Great colors! I like the subject and the concept of the picture. Excellent capture! - Inspzil
11/14/2002 04:12:00 AM
This is a great capture ... great colors too.
11/13/2002 03:07:00 PM
Awesome composition. I love the contrast of the red and green, and the caterpillar just adds the crowning touch! Good, clean focus as well. karmat
11/13/2002 11:36:00 AM
Awesome shot! Great color, cropping, and title. My favorite and a definite 10 for this challenge.
11/13/2002 07:22:00 AM
A very nice photo with a cute title!
11/13/2002 01:36:00 AM
What spine-tingling action! Wait, it's an invertebrate...never mind. Fresh take on a common subject.
11/12/2002 11:18:00 PM
Nice shot, beautiful colors
11/12/2002 11:09:00 PM
Excellent shot. Color, compositon and focus are all great. DPz
11/12/2002 08:30:00 PM
10 - what can I say. joanns
11/12/2002 08:00:00 PM
Funny title! Very good focus/color/set up. Did the catapiller co-operate, or did you just have to work around it? 9 Swash
11/12/2002 07:17:00 PM
Super. The dark background works well for this. Can't complain about the focus or cropping either. I can't really find anything to take off for but I don't give 10's unless there is excitement and whatever .....But it sure is as close as you can get with getting a 10. You know a 9+. PTL
11/12/2002 07:34:00 AM
Great color in this shot!
11/11/2002 10:18:00 PM
This is one of the best yet! Great color, great shot, nice timing, awesome lighting, LOVE the dark background it makes all the colors pop. -10-CreativeDotCom
11/11/2002 08:03:00 PM
A definite 10, this one. Brilliant color and a fine close up of both flower and worm.
11/11/2002 04:56:00 PM
GREAT PHOTO! -10- from me, nice timing, great color!
11/11/2002 04:24:00 PM
Amazing colors
11/11/2002 01:25:00 PM
Heheh, great title.
Excellent focus, good bright colours, set off nicely by the b/g and you caught the little fella at just the right point.
11/11/2002 01:07:00 PM
Beautiful detail. I wish I could do that. Someday.....
11/11/2002 08:42:00 AM
Very cute. Shame the top flower wasn't in better view though! This one will likely do well in the challenge
11/11/2002 02:30:00 AM
Fabulous. Great colours and title!
11/11/2002 01:19:00 AM
Very nice photo...good focus and beautiful colors. But, where in the world do you have caterpillers this time of year?

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