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Scary Bug
Scary Bug
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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Hong Kong
Date: Jul 9, 2011
Aperture: f8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2011

Many thanks to all for the comments they are much appreciated!

In truth luck played a large part in the capture not least in the light from an overcast but bright sky, an excellent softbox. The lens as stated was the Canon 300mm f4 with IS and with the addition of the Kenko 1.4x. This enabled me to take several shots without disturbing the fly, which I think is a robber fly.

This is a PB and I'm extremely happy with it, a 7 would have been outstanding but it was not to be.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.9602
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.0595
Avg (non-participants): 6.8696
Views since voting: 3033
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 176
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0


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07/20/2011 08:39:32 PM
A wonderful image well done I gave you a 10
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07/20/2011 03:06:59 PM
It seems every detail is visible in this photo. Great shot and congrats on your top 10 finish.
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07/20/2011 11:56:18 AM
Very clean and neat. Gave this my highest score. Should have done better.
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07/20/2011 06:11:06 AM
Beautiful lighting, it's all too easy to catch harsh highlights on insects (plenty of examples of that in this competition) Choosing your location in respect to direct light can give great results like this :)
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07/20/2011 05:20:50 AM
Congrats Old Man!!! Top 10 and a new PB! Keep it up!
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07/20/2011 05:20:42 AM
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Message edited by author 2011-07-20 11:02:25.
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07/20/2011 04:30:10 AM
Good effort... Top Ten, PB - shame it didn't get the 7.
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07/20/2011 03:08:03 AM
Congratulations on a top-10 finish and a new personal best.
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07/20/2011 02:03:47 AM
So close to that elusive 7.

Message edited by author 2011-07-20 02:05:01.
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07/20/2011 12:51:34 AM
This is a really well done macro. Congrats on the top 10!
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07/20/2011 12:13:28 AM
Congrats on Top 10 and PB! Well done!
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07/20/2011 12:04:29 AM
My fave of the Top Ten. Really well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2011 10:29:32 PM
That is truly a scary bug... Robber Fly?
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07/18/2011 10:59:56 PM
Like this, good focus
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07/18/2011 08:29:37 PM
Yes it is! Nice capture of it too. Bump
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07/18/2011 06:01:41 PM
What great detail. This one is in my top 3.
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07/16/2011 02:21:43 PM
Great detail and that is a scary looking bug.
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07/14/2011 02:06:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful detail.
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07/14/2011 09:35:39 AM
Awesome
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07/14/2011 01:00:47 AM
Wow! Beautiful sharpness and DOF! Excellent!
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07/13/2011 12:46:11 PM
Really neat.
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07/13/2011 11:42:53 AM
Nice one! I like the soft light here. I'd guess this is some sort of robber fly.
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07/13/2011 09:19:39 AM
Great focus and detail. (psst - give her a razor) LOL
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07/13/2011 12:20:44 AM
click... click... click... *yawn*... click.. click... click... and BOOM!

There's Roz!

:)

I may or may not be voting so please do not equate my comment with any vote.
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