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Beatle
Beatle
Jacko


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Challenge: Duotones (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Grand Falls, NB outside
Date: May 25, 2003
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2003

Just a beatle I found on the golf course and brought him home with me.

I used a tripod and a remote controle shutter release with mirror lock up. Used Photoshop 7 to edit the tones and color.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX Macro lens.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 147
Avg (all users): 7.0952
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 7.1613
Avg (non-participants): 6.9091
Views since voting: 3013
Votes: 126
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/28/2004 05:36:41 PM
Title: Beatle

"Just a beatle I found on the golf course and brought him home with me... "

You must be a Fab Four fan!
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06/02/2003 09:14:11 PM
woo hoo! my fourth 4th place. I really think we should get green ribbons or something. lol.
06/02/2003 01:26:34 AM
This is the best shot of the bunch. I hate bugs but this one looks very inviting. Great shot!!!
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06/02/2003 12:58:41 AM
Jacko! you beat me! you bastid :P

all kidding aside...this is a great shot...and worthy of a ribbon in my eyes. well done!

xoxo
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06/02/2003 12:54:42 AM
Well done Jacko, another 4th.... see you just pipped me for that spot this week!
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06/02/2003 12:21:31 AM
4th.......again. nice try. close man.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2003 11:58:31 PM
Great shot!!
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06/01/2003 09:31:26 PM
Extremely good focus and composition. definately meets challenge. (Not my favorite subject personally, but am not considering that in my voting because this is an incredibly well done photograph, lol!). Excellent border selection and background. Good job - good luck in the challenge:)
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06/01/2003 02:45:13 PM
For some reason like the artisticity of the blurred leaf the most. 9
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06/01/2003 07:32:31 AM
Lovely shot. 10. I wouldn't keep the double black border though.
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05/31/2003 12:54:24 PM
border detracts. nice work and excellent focus but with most of legs hidden loses maximum effect. thanks
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05/30/2003 04:25:41 PM
Excellent! The details and depth of field are just awesome, not to mention that the toning seems to be perfect for the subject. Well done.
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05/29/2003 05:03:06 PM
Ok this shot bugs me. hahahaha....excellent shot. Great focus. Good luck
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05/29/2003 03:14:54 PM
Awesome photo, the texture on the bug is so detailed. It kinda looks like it is floating above the plant somehow. And yep, I like it - 10.
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05/29/2003 01:49:17 PM
One of my favourites this week. Good composition and the sepia tone is perfect. So is focus and the cropping. I don´t know how you could have done it better. Meets the challenge very well. Well done and good luck!
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05/29/2003 12:02:28 PM
With your composition and lighting and fantastic depth of field, you make this beetle seem like a heavenly creature! Very nice tones and sharpness, too. Just a great photo. 10
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05/29/2003 09:52:13 AM
Marvellous shot. Great crisp macro, with DOF just short enough to fade the legs and plant but leave all the antennae and most of the body in focus. The lighting is wonderfully numinous, too, and the toning subtle and just enough to accentuate, instead of taking over.
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05/28/2003 05:31:16 PM
Nice detail on the exoskelleton. Very nice composition with the body of the bug coming down from the corner, his antenae waving in empty space. small DOF allows the viewer to focus attention on the bug. The shaddow in the back isn't terribly distracting, I just keep looking at it wondering how it fits in. I think this might work in color too. But its dramatic in doutone. 8
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05/28/2003 06:01:00 AM
Have I seen you before? Were you in a macro shot?
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05/27/2003 08:26:55 PM
excellent macro...focus is great, as is composition, and contrast.
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05/27/2003 12:22:49 PM
Great texture on the beatle. All around excellent shot. 10
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05/27/2003 04:43:11 AM
Very good macro. The beetle is definitely crisp and very clear. The duotone of this really makes for great contrast with the background, but the beetle is not jet black where we can't see any of his detail. Nice choice of subject and very good camerawork.
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05/27/2003 02:07:13 AM
Nice macro work! I like the strong diagonals and smooth tones. Well managed!
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05/26/2003 01:36:42 PM
You did well catching the details, especially on the wings!
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05/26/2003 01:16:14 AM
whoa! amazing shot! it has a 3-D effect to it. looks like the beetle could crawl right out of the pic! well done!
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05/26/2003 12:21:46 AM
NIce focus...
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