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Wet Head
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Challenge: Rain II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Thompson Park, NJ
Date: Sep 22, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

50mm lens w/ext tubes, crop, size, sharpen, brightness/ contrast, neat image

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 128
Avg (all users): 7.1777
Avg (commenters): 8.5122
Avg (participants): 6.6863
Avg (non-participants): 7.2669
Views since voting: 10360
Views during voting: 573
Votes: 332
Comments: 69
Favorites: 17 (view)


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11/03/2006 02:33:45 PM
Looking at the voting breakdown for this image i see that somebody actually voted 1. Difficult to comprehend such a vote. I am now abosolutely certain that there are sinister and bad minded people on DPC. Congratulations again on your blue.
10/09/2006 11:56:51 AM
It seems that a finger can touch this guys little head and make all them droplets run! Acute detail and very worthy of the BLUE. Congratulations!
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10/06/2006 05:11:06 AM
Wow!! Thanks for all the nice comments. I was walking down a path and saw this last remaining bunch of flowers, when I got closer, there he was hiding in a perfect pose. I used a kenko 36mm extension tube and a sb600 flash with a stofen omni bounce. I took some other shots without the flash that gave me a nicer green background, but the wind and the light were against me.
10/05/2006 08:22:40 PM
Outstanding capture - my top pick!
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10/05/2006 03:43:19 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, great shot!
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10/05/2006 12:46:03 PM
To be honest, from the thumbnail I was not impressed.. but that TOTALLY changed looking at the full-sized image. Just WOW!! The detail here is nothing less than amazing.
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10/05/2006 05:17:44 AM
Very well done, congrats!
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10/05/2006 04:51:27 AM
Excellent shot, great details. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/04/2006 10:16:30 PM
i'm pretty impressed by this. actually, i'm keen to get a set of extension tubes and your shot has sealed the deal. just wow! that dof is insane and the detail is great.

congrats on the win, i think this would have taken the others by storm.
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10/04/2006 04:56:11 PM
great capture, congrats.
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10/04/2006 03:57:57 PM
IMO this is not a centered comp. My eyes are drawn comfortably to the grasshoppers eye. From there my eye is drawn up the OOF flower petal and then down the infocus flower to the "cheek"...then back to the eye.

It is a fluid shot which makes you want to keep looking.

Kenskid
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10/04/2006 12:53:37 PM
Oh man, a 7+ and a blue ribbon on your 4th challenge...that's gonna spoil you. :)
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10/04/2006 10:01:54 AM
Well you can see that I was the 4th person to comment on your shot and gave it a 10. Good job.

Also, how many extention tubes did you use? What was the total length of the tubes? Please PM me with info!

Kenskid

Originally posted by kenskid:

10 Please PM me with your cam/lens/extension tube etc set-up asap. I can't wait til the challenge is over. I need that info NOW! I'm not kidding !


Message edited by author 2006-10-04 10:02:56.
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10/04/2006 09:33:35 AM
This is such a superb shot!! Congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon!!!
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10/04/2006 09:13:58 AM
Stunning shot, congrats.
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10/04/2006 07:04:20 AM
what a great capture! congrats, well deserved!
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10/04/2006 06:46:54 AM
this is such an excellent macro!! It has such amazing detail, congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
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10/04/2006 06:03:13 AM
Fantastic macro! Congratulations on your BLUE!!!
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10/04/2006 03:31:03 AM
An amazing shot, congratulations!
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10/04/2006 03:25:11 AM
Congrats on an amazing detailed image...well done...this is your first ribbon, so congratulations
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10/04/2006 02:13:49 AM
Beautiful image. Wish I'd used a couple I had like it. They still wouldn't have held up to yours. I'm assuming you used flash.
Didn't vote because I didn't enter, but it would have been an instantaneous 10 when I saw it. Got tickled at the spray bottle comments below, hoppers usually won't hold still for that. As for centered composition, I thought the eye was pretty close to being on a third. :) You know you have a good macro shot when it scores a blue ribbon even with the creep out vote. Go ahead and buy that 105 VR Macro lens now. You deserve it.
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10/04/2006 02:12:54 AM
good macro, congratulations.
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10/04/2006 01:06:25 AM
You know I never really did like this.. But congrats on your ribbon its a great macro shot
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10/04/2006 01:02:59 AM
NICE!
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10/04/2006 12:38:30 AM
Without a doubt, excellent. Congrats!
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10/04/2006 12:30:56 AM
Congrats on your 1st.
This was my absolute favorite. Even over mine :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 10:15:13 PM
I tend to avoid centered compositions, but the detail and sharpness are incredible in this one. Great job!
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10/03/2006 01:22:34 PM
That is so cool. It looks like a plastic toy stuck in the garden. You got so close to him and their is detail all around.
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10/03/2006 08:23:16 AM
Perfect. I vote 10.
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10/03/2006 06:18:31 AM
Wow!!! Super. So far I think this one might get it!! Really, really nice image. Never really connected with a grasshopper through a photo before, but this one seems to be saying...."ah crap, here we go again with the rain....I'll just hang here for a while until it stops...hmmmmmmmm". Big vote, well done.
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10/02/2006 05:08:15 PM
Great macro. This shot sorta creeps me out, but just because I hate grasshoppers. Nice colour and crop. 8
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10/02/2006 05:07:32 PM
Minus Story - Little Wet Head? Anyway, amazing! The composioton, the focus, the colours, everything. I want to pet him!
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10/01/2006 08:52:10 PM
great shot,nice detail.could be a ribbon.10
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10/01/2006 05:58:08 PM
Hey give the poor guy a hankie! Very nice macro, in fact, one of the best shots in the challenge techincally speaking. Good job!
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10/01/2006 07:56:56 AM
darun. striking details.

Message edited by author 2006-12-12 01:24:34.
10/01/2006 03:38:38 AM
Wow..... Great macro shot
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10/01/2006 02:40:19 AM
Excellent macro, lighting, colors and composition! Well done!
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09/30/2006 11:15:29 PM
Expertly captured. 8
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09/30/2006 05:05:13 PM
Awesome macro shot! I hope to see this finish well!
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09/30/2006 12:27:47 PM
Very nice macro! I love this! 8
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09/30/2006 10:12:10 AM
Amaaaaaaazing macro!!!
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09/30/2006 04:27:14 AM
A most interesting shot.

Exceptional detail.

Very nice!
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09/30/2006 12:11:28 AM
Incredible detail. interesting subject and a great comp. 10
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09/29/2006 05:32:39 PM
Fabulous macro. How did you manage to get that shot?
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09/29/2006 01:19:34 PM
bumping to 8
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09/29/2006 12:24:49 PM
Awesome!!! Nice detail - the water drops are great - Excellent!!
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09/29/2006 11:48:02 AM
Beautiful clarity and composition macro shot! 9.
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09/29/2006 10:14:06 AM
Looks too much like you used a spray bottle.
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09/28/2006 10:26:38 PM
oh boy, amazing macro !! very good.
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09/28/2006 10:15:16 PM
Great macro and sharp details. Spray bottle? 6
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09/28/2006 03:10:31 PM
Just wow!
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09/28/2006 03:05:50 PM
excellent capture!
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09/28/2006 08:34:51 AM
Wonderfull macro shot.
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09/28/2006 07:42:24 AM
wow! massive amounts of detail! 9
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09/28/2006 07:35:01 AM
Ribbon, and if not, close! Great macro
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09/28/2006 06:43:51 AM
Love the detail! Great job.
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09/27/2006 10:32:54 PM
Nice composition and clarity
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09/27/2006 09:09:24 PM
fantastic
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09/27/2006 07:25:18 PM
I love how you were able to capture the rain on the grasshopper. The shot may have been better if you could see some of the background.
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09/27/2006 05:26:22 PM
Likey one of the best macros I've ever seen, 10.
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09/27/2006 04:51:23 PM
Wow! Absolutely incredible! Definite ribbon and my pic for tops! 8o)
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09/27/2006 03:32:44 PM
Interesting subject. Cool shot. More depth means more in focus.
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09/27/2006 01:53:08 PM
The detail is fantastic. Not only have you captured the bug well but the flower and plant also have nice crisp elements
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09/27/2006 01:46:20 PM
wow!
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09/27/2006 12:52:51 PM
Wow, great job. Poor little guy. Excellent macro work. Love it!
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09/27/2006 11:26:49 AM
10 Please PM me with your cam/lens/extension tube etc set-up asap. I can't wait til the challenge is over. I need that info NOW! I'm not kidding !
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09/27/2006 11:13:05 AM
wow, fantistic macro !!
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09/27/2006 10:38:16 AM
He should put his wipers on! Great shot.
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09/27/2006 05:08:18 AM
great impact, color, sharpness. incredible job. -10-
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