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Challenge: Oxymoron ll (Basic Editing)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2010

I love these bugs! I just think they're very cool. I'm always pleased to see one, and then it ocurred to me that I could use it for this challenge just because of its common name. I liked it better than any other idea I had tried.

Not expecting a great score from a bug shot but I like the wing position and motion blur, and the bokeh.

PP - cropped, increased saturation on red/orange/yellow, duotone, levles, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, added border.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.0395
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 6.0270
Avg (non-participants): 6.0429
Views since voting: 1103
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 177
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/25/2010 06:24:32 PM
I really liked this shot -- love the choice of b&w! Congrats on the top 20!
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08/25/2010 08:44:16 AM
Had no idea this one was yours. Love it. Congrats on top 20!
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08/25/2010 12:49:59 AM
That's a very interesting bug! It looks a lot like a "Mourning Sphinx" moth, except with the fuzzy tail. Nice capture. Centered works well because the in focus flowers lead from the right corner to the moth.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2010 10:39:36 PM
Beautifully captured.
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08/24/2010 12:53:37 PM
Fantastic shot, great DOF. This is my pick for the blue - I've rated nothing equal or higher.
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08/24/2010 01:03:31 AM
Looks like a flying crawdad.
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08/23/2010 12:57:51 PM
the title? nice photo!
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08/22/2010 06:46:27 PM
Oh, wish this were in color...
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08/21/2010 08:23:07 AM
wait...is this the second one i've seen of this same bug?
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08/20/2010 11:09:58 AM
He looks a bit like a flying lobster with that tail :)
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08/20/2010 08:52:17 AM
Fun shot! Very nicely done! Those little guys can be quite hard to capture. (not voting)
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08/19/2010 09:01:40 PM
Ha, nice!
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08/19/2010 03:04:25 PM
What a great picture !
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08/19/2010 04:35:03 AM
lovely shot.
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08/18/2010 04:31:09 PM
That is a very nice image. Excellent color tone.
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08/18/2010 10:58:41 AM
Holy cow!!!! Two shot of the shame bug!!! What a bizarre creature. I actually prefer this one as we can see it more clearly. There is something very delicate yet Elephant Man about this little critter. Gorgeous b/w conversion, and the detail in the front flowers really add depth. Front page for me.
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08/18/2010 09:25:22 AM
I am sure it is the second one today.
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08/18/2010 08:44:47 AM
I love the use of midrange tones with a hint of highlight and shadow. Lovely.
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08/18/2010 02:27:09 AM
Wonderful image.
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