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Challenge: What DPC Loves the Most (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Mar 19, 2011
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2011

Yeah... basically uninspired this week... I mean WHO knows what DPC loves the Most?!?

Regardless, I was determined... although the day before Rollover. I found this bit of dappled light on a holly bush in our yard in early afternoon. Bees were coming and going... yellow jackets... red wasps... some gnat-looking things...

But, they were all so... well... so flighty. :)

I probably took 500 shots to get this one. I hope it will get me a 6+, but they're so hard to come by these days.

I know ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz could have done it. She's my hero.


Place: 27 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.2292
Avg (commenters): 9.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0800
Avg (non-participants): 6.3085
Views since voting: 848
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 144
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/15/2011 09:39:19 PM
Nice shot. I'll give u at least 8.
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05/15/2011 01:58:06 AM
Very nice work with the 100mm. I've never gotten this close to this type of live bee before and kept the shot in focus. Cheers to that 6+! :)

Message edited by author 2011-05-15 01:58:22.
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03/30/2011 12:44:46 PM
Cool! Did you use an extension tube? I can't get nearly that close with my 100 mm.
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03/29/2011 10:42:50 AM
Great job, Lydia! Still trying to get a close shot with that lens. The TX bugs are all on speed! :p
This guy is great!!!!
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03/28/2011 11:04:31 AM
scary little bugger! nice shot Lydia, love the OOF surroundings
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03/28/2011 07:09:32 AM
One of my higher scores... and it's an insect.... Now THAT's a compliment from me!!!
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03/28/2011 01:11:53 AM
You got your 6+ :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2011 10:17:19 PM
I think I need to push my chair back a few feet; this bee is seriously invading my space!
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03/25/2011 12:18:15 PM
One of my favorite images! Love the look on the bugs face.
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03/24/2011 05:40:47 PM
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03/24/2011 01:21:53 PM
I like this more than many other macros on this site for some reason...
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03/22/2011 10:21:30 PM
Yes they do! Including me! Especially spectacular ones like this! Congratulations!
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03/21/2011 11:05:15 PM
Those are the strangest eyes!!! (not voting)
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03/21/2011 09:18:49 AM
Yummy, crunchy bugs! LOL! Excellent macro work!
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03/21/2011 12:20:38 AM
Geez I am glad they are not that big. 8
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