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Predator and prey
Predator and prey
Cory


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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Windsor, Connecticut
Date: Jul 6, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2011

Caught a lucky break and found this fellow... :)

Ha! Now my two top rated images are both titled "Predator and Prey"

[Jul. 13th, 2011 01:13:16 AM]

Wow oh wow.... This can't stay here, but it's an amazing feeling to see an 8, even if only for a moment!

Votes: 7
Views: 20
Avg Vote: 8.1429

[Jul. 13th, 2011 08:56:24 AM]

LOL, major drop over night... Still not a terrible score.

Votes: 24
Views: 71
Avg Vote: 7.1667

[Jul. 19th, 2011 11:55:25 PM]

Well, that was a very nicely stable score after the first few swings.. Thanks a ton everyone for the kind votes!

Here's a look at this guy with something for scale, notice how TINY he was! :)

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.9775
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 7.0805
Avg (non-participants): 6.8791
Views since voting: 2262
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 178
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/19/2013 01:54:00 AM
I've just read the comments below and wow, didn't you ever get a co-operative little bug! I haven't tried too many of these really close macro shots of insects because I just do not have the patience and the little mongrels keep flying away on me. Oh how I wish I could capture a few this good. What flash/lighting did you use? The comments below indicate (and I agree) that it's a tiny bit harsh, but I'd keep that if it meant the difference between 'OK detail' and this much detail :) Great shot. Love the iridescent shine on both bugs.
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01/19/2012 12:58:19 PM
Inconsequentially, yes.
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01/18/2012 08:57:34 PM
Front legs do look a bit over sharpened. More-so, highlight a marquee around the area and I'll bet you'll see some very high highlights. So, it may not entirely be over sharpened but pushed blowing out some contrast.
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07/20/2011 03:05:40 PM
One of my favorites. I love the capture of predator and prey. I thought it would do better but this was a tough challenge. Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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07/20/2011 02:57:09 PM
Wow, that is an amazing shot Cory !
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07/20/2011 01:24:51 PM
This is so amazing. I thought it was Roz's which is about the highest compliment you could get for macro photography. Congratulations. I thought it would win.

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07/20/2011 01:47:37 AM
Nice job, Cory! Nice finish!!!!
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07/20/2011 01:23:24 AM
Originally posted by dswann:

Man! Where did you find this thing. I've never seen anything like this in Alabama. Great job with the macro. Congrats on the top 10 finish!

And how did you get it to sit on your finger for the size illustration shot?


Connecticut! :)

Thanks, and I'll share my secret with you.. But you gotta keep it quiet. - I'm a bug whisperer..- ;) lol!

Actually in truth, the thing used me like a cheap date, was all over me and clearly was just looking for dinner. It actually jumped on my lens and then nabbed the insect it's eating above - I had to set it on a leaf, thing was super cooperative, probably got 150 good shots of it eating.. In hindsight I should have chosen a more interesting and less natural setting, like a neon pink tiny flower... ;)
07/20/2011 12:49:43 AM
Man! Where did you find this thing. I've never seen anything like this in Alabama. Great job with the macro. Congrats on the top 10 finish!

And how did you get it to sit on your finger for the size illustration shot?
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07/20/2011 12:11:08 AM
So much for that ribbon. As if a 6.97 is anything to scoff at! ;-]
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2011 09:59:57 PM
Great capture! My only negative comment would be that the lighting is rather harsh.
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07/19/2011 09:20:51 PM
Great moment nice shot, the pp is over saturated.
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07/19/2011 02:13:43 PM
How deliciously morbid! I love the reflections and details you chose for focus.
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07/19/2011 07:19:04 AM
great catch.
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07/16/2011 10:34:09 PM
I'm so in awe of this type of capture. It blows my mind!
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07/14/2011 02:08:02 PM
And then some bird or mantis or spider will come along and eat the big bug! Flash (I think) did a nice job of bringing out the iridescence of various bug bits and creating pretty bokeh highlights.
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07/14/2011 06:51:45 AM
The flash seems rather harsh, i.e. you need a diffuser of some kind. But it's a cool shot of the flies.
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07/13/2011 12:48:18 PM
Amazing.
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