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Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: china
Date: Jul 26, 2011
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 1/40
Shutter: 400
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 343
Avg (all users): 7.1824
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 7.1969
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 3841
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 159
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/10/2011 06:12:01 AM
Congrats on your ribbon but I tend to agree with some of the other comments made here. Having always used live subjects when doing insect macro shots I have always been led to believe that damselflies have six legs not five. JMHO
08/08/2011 08:56:32 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/08/2011 06:42:37 PM
Congrats on your ribbon - Colorful shot, unusual, and well photographed, even if it might be posed.

I know there are quite a few others here at DPC who have used dead bugs to win ribbons - some even have them on their profile page, so I'm not sure why there is any criticism of the technique. Unfortunately, I haven't been as successful when I tried it! :-D
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08/08/2011 11:33:51 AM
I love how many people were fooled by this set-up. heh.
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08/08/2011 07:55:52 AM
congratulations, this is really a great capture, interesting interaction going on there
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08/08/2011 07:48:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,nice work.
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08/08/2011 04:24:41 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Interesting shot, but the beetle looks far too dead. No self-respecting insect would be caught with none of his six feet gripping the stem. Kill the beetle, cool the damsel and suddenly the shot isn't that hard to get.


Now I find it interesting that neither your comment nor Harvey's are marked helpful. There must be too much truth in them.
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08/08/2011 12:59:14 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon. Beautiful shot.
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08/08/2011 12:15:11 AM
Interesting shot, but the beetle looks far too dead. No self-respecting insect would be caught with none of his six feet gripping the stem. Kill the beetle, cool the damsel and suddenly the shot isn't that hard to get.
08/08/2011 12:11:11 AM
Fantastic find. Congrats on your red ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2011 03:56:06 PM
omg.
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08/07/2011 02:37:18 PM
What a capture; something you don't see everyday. Nicely done.
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08/07/2011 04:57:39 AM
A different take on the old bug macro...well done.
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08/06/2011 07:08:18 PM
At first glance this looks like a once in a lifetime shot. However the lower beetle is clearly not holding onto the stem with it's claws, holding its full body aloft, as any live beetle would do. It looks placed. The DF also has a broken segment on the top middle wing, a sign of a dried out dead specimen removed/replaced once too often from a specimen box. They have very good sight and it's imo unlikely it would sit on a predator or land anywhere near anything that looks so different from the surrounding foliage.
I'd say this is from the same author as this:
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and I'm now not so convinced that was natural either.
08/06/2011 03:25:12 PM
I assume the one on the top is the wife. Nice work.
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08/06/2011 04:23:59 AM
Wow! Sharp and well exposed shot that should do really well.
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08/05/2011 07:30:37 PM
What an amazing macro. The subject is striking, and the execution is flawless.
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08/05/2011 02:39:52 AM
???????? Are they fighting? Mating? Hitching a ride??? This is so weird.
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08/04/2011 10:39:59 AM
WOW! What an amazing capture.
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08/03/2011 10:10:51 PM
Now there's an odd couple!
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08/03/2011 06:08:14 PM
What interesting interaction between these two. Nice work.
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08/03/2011 02:37:39 PM
Too Cool. Nice catch.....
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08/03/2011 10:12:46 AM
sweet macro, the details are amazing from the curved stem to the details on the wing
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08/03/2011 05:49:10 AM
What a great capture!
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08/02/2011 08:12:42 PM
Battle for survival?
Amazing scene captured precisely, and in such nice light, and with a creamy/dreamy bokeh! Very well done indeed.
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08/02/2011 05:34:23 PM
Don't you just want to know why! Great capture.
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08/01/2011 11:12:36 PM
Heh! Insect rodeo! Who knew??
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08/01/2011 02:54:07 PM
What a duo! Very exquisite and nicely captured.
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08/01/2011 11:50:39 AM
Thats one super shot.
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