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Is the spotlight making me sweat?
Is the spotlight making me sweat?

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Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Kenko DG Teleplus Extension Tubes
Location: garden
Date: Oct 31, 2010
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100 -1step
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

[Nov. 2nd, 2010 06:32:22 AM]

Ummm... since the first three comments all explained to me that I did not address the challenge topic, the penny is starting to drop. I'll blame the communists, as I am from South Africa, and everything here was either the commies or apartheid's fault. Hehe.

Place: 57 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.5676
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.0777
Views since voting: 703
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 148
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/03/2012 04:08:26 PM
Nice shot using Ext Tubes. It's not easy. Good background and composition. A bit OE.

Herman, the DPC "specific rules" of Wildlife V is incorrect. Your shot is perfectly valid despite voters being misled by the "purpose of this competition". You could have photographed a mushroom in the forest and that would have been valid too. It should not then be called a "Wildlife" challenge but rather a "Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians" challenge! Unfortunately I learnt this the hard way. Take the challenge literally. Photograph a mammal, bird, reptile or a frog. Voters here are too literal and by voting you down are themselves not following the Voting Rules: "...You may not: give an entry a lower score because you believe it violates the Challenge Rules."

Wikipedia (USA): "Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms." Insects are deemed members of the animal kingdom

Britannica (UK): "...living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated"

Collins Dictionary (UK): "wild animals and plants collectively" "You can use wildlife to refer to animals and other living things that live in the wild."

The Free Dictionary (USA): "Wild animals and vegetation, especially animals living in a natural, undomesticated state."

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11/09/2010 09:36:29 AM
You know i didn't even realize it didn't address the challenge lol so i gave it 10, because it was a great shot, but now i understand why it wasent higher up.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2010 04:29:00 PM
"For the purpose of this challenge, "wildlife" should be considered non-domesticated mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in a natural environment."

Nice bug shot, but as per the above it doesn't include insects. Therefore I'm saying this does not meet the challenge. Sorry.
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11/04/2010 01:40:26 PM
The way the blurry orange in the background spotlights this little guy really makes this work, great contrasting colors
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11/03/2010 06:56:36 PM
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11/03/2010 11:20:53 AM
Nice capture, 6.
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11/02/2010 07:20:18 AM
I like it !
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11/01/2010 09:12:10 PM
nicely framed
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11/01/2010 09:52:15 AM
The background light is nicely positioned. I would prefer the eye in sharper focus. And ... it's a bug. Not what the challenge called for.
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11/01/2010 08:52:50 AM
The composition and background are just wonderful. One of my favorites from the challenge. I hope you get the votes you deserve for this, just afraid people will vote down insect photos.
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11/01/2010 01:57:08 AM
a bug? good shot but not a wild animal
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