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Challenge: Free Study 2010-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the grass near our house
Date: Mar 16, 2010
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2010

[Apr. 7th, 2010 06:56:46 PM]

after a comment i found particularly unkind i felt a need to respond ..
i think itís a shame when ppl judge insect photographs harshly because they might have seen a few before .. i wonder if those same ppl are as unforgiving when it comes to landscapes, seascapes, portraits, misc macros, droplets, sunrises, sunsets, night shots, zoo shots, animals, birds flying, etc etc .. the list goes on ..
we see some amazing photographs here in dpc and also some incredibly imaginative approaches to the challenges .. but we do see a lot of the abovementioned subjects over and over .. when i vote i try & judge the photograph on its merits alone and how it stacks up to the other photographs in the challenge .. the fact that i may have seen many on the same subject is irrelevant .. each photograph is unique ..
photographing insects isnít easy especially in their natural environment where they can fly away and you have no control over them at all .. when i get a photograph iím happy with and enter it in a challenge its hurtful to read that its just another bug shot ..
i feel its important to approach commenting in a friendly and supportive way .. maybe we should all consider carefully how we make those comments and how they will affect the ppl receiving them ..

Place: 19 out of 350
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Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6512
Views since voting: 1419
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 145
Comments: 20
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05/26/2010 09:12:40 PM
please keep on doing these kinds images. they are amazing in every way are all different. :) Dont let someone's comment stop you from doing something amazing! =]
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04/08/2010 09:05:23 AM
Agree to every word u've written. It's so easy to shoot an unusual and rare subject the real talent lies in shooting the most common objects is such visually charming ways. I remember a very famous product photographer saying 'It's doesn't require much talent to shoot a hot women in few clothes, show me a picture of a bicycle pedal or a gearbox that can hold the eye for more than a second'

You pictures are a visual treat, keep rocking!

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04/08/2010 02:03:38 AM
Used your insect hypnotizer filter? You're da Bomb with your micro macro's. @ f6.3 you had to be positioned perfectly to get the focus and DOF to work for this.
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04/08/2010 01:12:41 AM
Roz, you are the Mistress of 'sects.

Don't let those casual throw away comments change you.

I cannot begin to consider having the patience and talent it takes for you to produce these masterful images.

And whilst insects are something I have little feelings about - you make me INTERESTED in them.

Keep 'em coming - you ROCK!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2010 10:46:50 PM
Has to be Roz...amaZING!
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04/07/2010 02:33:39 PM
now that's some detail...extremely well done
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04/07/2010 07:23:11 AM
great macro, love all the detail
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04/06/2010 05:39:03 PM
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04/04/2010 12:18:13 PM
A very good one!
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04/02/2010 06:38:38 PM
Great macro bug!
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04/02/2010 03:21:10 PM
lovely crisp sharp image with beautiful colour and detail but what we really have here is just another bug shot.
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04/02/2010 02:49:06 PM
ok,,,,wow,,,,,, top 5 i know( hope),,,,great one,,,,,,, 9
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04/02/2010 10:33:37 AM
LOL, Roz! I love the title! Photography is excellent, as usual. (not voting)
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04/02/2010 07:00:27 AM
great close up plenty of detail and perfect tones make this pop
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04/02/2010 06:19:30 AM
i wonder who took this....:) brilliant as usual
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04/01/2010 10:09:42 PM
Excellent clarity, great detail and composition.
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04/01/2010 06:43:40 PM
ho ho ho! Beauty! 7
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04/01/2010 11:34:06 AM
This has to be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' roz! The level of detail is simply astounding, as usual.
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04/01/2010 10:35:37 AM
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04/01/2010 09:55:00 AM
It's ok...just not a fan of bug macros - we see them so frequently.
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