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jjbeguin


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Collection: Living Creatures
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F300
Location: armissan france
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2003

Natural undirect light in the garden, some of it bounced off a piece of white cardboard. black paper for the background to isolate the subject. If anybody is familiar with this species, let me know. the plants are allium spherocephalum, a decorative variety of garlic.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.9593
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 8.0588
Avg (non-participants): 7.7368
Views since voting: 11153
Votes: 123
Comments: 66
Favorites: 89 (view)


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01/05/2009 11:11:00 PM
An excellent colourful immage of nature's creation. Congrats and thanks for showing something like this
01/23/2006 11:09:46 AM
Just found this. IT is excellent. The colors, the composition, the light! WOW
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09/08/2005 06:34:14 PM
is it eat that or lovemaking with colors!!?
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09/07/2005 08:49:33 PM
Wow that black background really makes the caterpillar and the fauna really pop off the page. The colors are bold and vibrant. It really captures the attention of the eye immediately. We get a wonderful opportunity to explore the colors and the details not only on the caterpillar but also on the plant. Very well done!
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06/17/2005 12:15:58 PM
How did I miss this one? Maybe before I joined. What a spectacular shot. The variying heights and textures are great. Super focus, contrast and coloration. Well deserved for a ribbon.
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09/22/2004 04:58:40 PM
This is one of my all-time favorite photographs on this site! I love the color contrast and the clarity! Awesome!
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08/23/2004 09:26:01 AM
Here's a link to a picture of what it will be by now:

http://cgi.ukmoths.force9.co.uk/show.php?id=282

Great picture - perfect composition, focus & exposure. Most bug photographers take pretty flat pictures. This has life, and makes folk see there's more to moths than just the dull brown dead things you have to clean off the window ledge!
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12/02/2003 09:25:57 AM
wonderful bravoooooooooooooooooo!
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06/27/2003 01:30:07 PM
Great job with color combination and placement.
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06/27/2003 07:11:19 AM
Great picture..I am just a new snapper with no experience. Just willing to learn. I will get there one of these days. I must..I am 56

John
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06/25/2003 09:28:37 PM
Congratulations! Certainly well deserved!
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06/24/2003 05:19:43 PM
thanks for your research mcmurma, I found out it will become a moth of the Sphynx family, heavy bodied dull colored butterflies...

Message edited by author 2003-06-26 05:56:16.
06/24/2003 01:32:05 PM
Congrats on the win JJ! I looked for some info on that critter, but couldn't find anything specific. I'm sure he is some kind of hornworm, but I don't know if we have any that look like that around here. So I have no idea what kind of moth or butterfly he is in training for!
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06/24/2003 01:07:12 PM
I only can say"Perfect Image"
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06/24/2003 08:57:04 AM
Wow...very colorful and sharp. Way to go!
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06/24/2003 06:53:02 AM
Congrats JJ, so close to an 8! I bet you were kicking yourself :P
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06/24/2003 04:10:23 AM
Toutes mes félicitations de la part d'un habitant du bord du même lac qui débute dans la photographie digitale et qui souhaite parvenir...(un jour peut-être) au même niveau que vos magnifiques photos... Bravo ! P.S. : Je n'ai de cesse d'admirer le portrait du vigneron dénommée "A critical eye on his liquids" qui est vraiment magnifique et qui aurait mérité une meilleure place dans son concours respectif.

Congratulations from an inhabitant from the same lake coast in Switzerland who's beginning in digital photography and hopes to be able (...one day)to take such great pictures as you do... P.S. : I can't stop admirating the picture "A critical eye on his liquids" which is absolutely stunning for me. It deserved a better place

Message edited by author 2003-06-24 04:15:55.
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06/23/2003 01:55:06 PM
What was I thinking ... "possible" contender for a ribbon ... you blew everyone out of the water. Congrats on such a wonderfully deserved win!
06/23/2003 12:21:41 PM
Congratulations!
06/23/2003 11:41:01 AM
Wonderful! Congratulations on your well deserved win.
06/23/2003 09:32:17 AM
Supurb job -- well earned! You almost got an 8 overall, which is nearly unheard of!
06/23/2003 09:09:28 AM
Amazing work, and a Photographer Profile this week too! Well-deserved attention!
06/23/2003 08:56:34 AM
jj, congrats on the most excellent score and a great photo :)
06/23/2003 07:49:29 AM
Ribbon number 10 jj, going well! Congratulations - Gary
06/23/2003 05:56:48 AM
Thanks too all for your votes and kind comments. I have already thanked my winning model by letting him peacefully devastate my flower garden with his pals.
06/23/2003 04:39:55 AM
Congratulations! This was a standout!
06/23/2003 02:03:49 AM
Congratulations .. knew this was a winner ... well done
06/23/2003 01:29:24 AM
So close to 8 - it should've passed it, I think. Very nice work.
06/23/2003 12:41:14 AM
congratulations JJ...absolutely stunning work!
06/23/2003 12:41:12 AM
Congrats! I knew it. This is beautiful. I'm just waiting for the print to become available, now!
06/23/2003 12:10:02 AM
Wonerful shot JJ. I had it in my top 3. This is different than your usual style. Congratulations, once again!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 10:58:46 PM
Those critters just look so wild! Good clean composition... very nice.
06/22/2003 01:05:24 PM
This is a well done photograph. It meets the challenge as the subject is a tad off center which greatly enhances the composition. The colors are vivid, the focus and DOF are very good for a macro. The background is very black without noticible flaws. This is difficult to attain but is a must due to the deep DOF necessary to make this photograph work. Conratulations on a job wonderful image. - 10 - RLS
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06/22/2003 09:07:20 AM
Awesome colors and outstanding choice of subjects. Very sharp, very well done. 9
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06/22/2003 04:13:04 AM
there's a WOW....
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06/21/2003 10:14:20 PM
Wow! The colors are magnificent! Good texture and Good choice of bg. 10
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06/21/2003 02:02:03 PM
nice caterpillar...though I don't prefer the use of black as the background. Would have loved to see this against blurred green grass. Something about having a 2nd bloom there also takes away from the main focus.
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06/20/2003 09:47:00 PM
What a colorful subject against a great background. Overall, excellent in every way.
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06/20/2003 06:30:59 PM
gorgeous!
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06/20/2003 03:46:45 PM
beautifil colors, lighting 8
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06/20/2003 02:26:37 PM
Love the colors and contrast, it's so beautiful. You can only have positive feelings when looking at this image. Well done!
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06/20/2003 09:26:08 AM
One of my faves from this challenge. Great light, focus, and composition. 10
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06/19/2003 08:44:52 PM
I really like the colors in this photo, focus is spot on, excellent shot-10
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06/19/2003 12:34:30 PM
I like how you have added a second flower at a lower height. I think most people would have just done the stalk with the caterpillar.
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06/19/2003 08:30:13 AM
Gotta be a winner! Supoerb macro and greatest colors I have seen in a while. Thanks.
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06/19/2003 06:19:27 AM
We have a winner......10
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06/19/2003 02:34:23 AM
This has to be one of the winners I think 10/10 .... well done
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06/18/2003 11:41:43 PM
This is beautiful, your colors are stunning. Great shot.
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06/18/2003 06:23:24 PM

what a beauty!! The colors, clarity, compostion, are all excellent. No way it could be improved.
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06/18/2003 05:42:03 PM
Just amazing clarity and colors. Got to be a winner... 10
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06/17/2003 05:55:35 PM
beautiful composition and the colors and details are amazing! well done! -10- sher
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06/17/2003 02:24:51 PM
lovely caterpillar, and flower too, and i like the smaller flower which kind of balances it out -7
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06/17/2003 01:43:12 PM
Super colors, great clarity, interesting subject, fantastic composition. Can this shot be improved? I doubt it. 10!
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06/17/2003 01:20:32 PM
I think the title is the weakest part of this photo. Colors and focus are perfect. The black background seems a little cold or vacant, this picture might have done better with a more 'natural' background (grass, other flowers and such) even if faked.
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06/16/2003 09:28:51 PM
Nice macro..I like the colors against the black background...good shot...
JB
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06/16/2003 09:18:59 PM
not sure how this fits with the challenge...but cool shot
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06/16/2003 08:34:48 PM
Great capture. 10
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06/16/2003 03:48:55 PM
The simple compositions (but good) are always great, this is one of them.....GREAT JOB

This is clear, great colors, simple, balanced, meets the challenge! what more can I say
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06/16/2003 03:30:12 PM
Lovely macro shot! Fabulous colours and a very able model :) 10
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06/16/2003 01:44:37 PM
Obviously a very good macro and photo, which leaves little room for criticism :-).
The carefully chosen title, IMO, introduces a personal viewpoint without being explanatory in any way. Well done!
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06/16/2003 01:11:22 PM
awesome just awesome 1st place for sure!!!!
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06/16/2003 01:08:26 PM
This has to be a Top 10, perhaps Top 3 shot! The colors are just awesome here. The subjects are great -- this is one of those rare instances where I could easily see this hanging on the wall. Great job! - 10
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06/16/2003 09:35:22 AM
Having the second flower in the shot just makes the shot. Incredible detail and focus, wonderful shot. Possibly a contender for a ribbon.
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06/16/2003 03:53:16 AM
Catepillars frighten me too! really great colors on focus.
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06/16/2003 02:32:55 AM
super job
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06/16/2003 01:29:47 AM
This is quite a color play. Very compelling. 10
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