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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: firetrail where i live
Date: Mar 25, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 - hand held
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2008

thankyou for all the great votes .. even the 'bad' ones teach me something, altho it would be more beneficial to the photographer if the voter gave a reason when giving out a low score .. not only on my photographs but everyones ..
i know that not everyone is as keen on the macro world of insects as i am but i think you'll just have to get used to it .. I LOVE 'EM ..
i had processed and submitted 'deadly embrace' in this free study and had put the robberfly with a title 'drop dead gorgeous' in flickr ..
this is deadly embrace ..
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with a day to go i had another look at this gorgeous robberfly and thought he might be a bit more warmly received by the voting crowd .. the grass in the background created a lovely backdrop to his beauty i reckon ..

PRINT SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS BEING A SQUARE CROP ..

this is the original photograph ..
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 500
Avg (all users): 7.0201
Avg (commenters): 8.7000
Avg (participants): 7.1308
Avg (non-participants): 6.7381
Views since voting: 4459
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 149
Comments: 53
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/05/2008 08:24:02 AM
Now that's a fantastic shot!
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06/03/2008 06:58:04 PM
I almost missed this one too! I didn't vote in this study...I feel rude not congratulating you sooner on winning a beautiful yellow ribbon!!! You take the most fabulous images Roz.....a big congratulations to you!!!

Darlene
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04/20/2008 10:43:07 PM
Congrats, Roz! I haven't been 'round much lately & I almost missed your ribbon here...
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04/14/2008 01:14:00 PM
Now your boosted to a ribbon, that's where you should have been in the first place. Congratulations on the upgrade Roz this gives you your do.

Good on you, all the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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04/14/2008 02:49:31 AM
Looks like this one completes the set!! : )
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04/14/2008 02:28:49 AM
Well look at this - Here I am not paying attention for a week or so and you go and win yourself a ribbon and I am just now noticing. Congrats, Roz! Absolutely fantastic image!

What's a Robberfly anyway?? And where's a Copfly when you need one?? :)
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04/13/2008 11:10:23 PM
Fantastic shot Roz. Love the colors and the extreme macro (very sharp!)

Congratulations on your ribbon and your second highest score!

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04/13/2008 11:08:36 PM
Roz!! Congrats on your ribbon and a fantastic macro shot.
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04/13/2008 09:32:38 PM
Holy Crap! You got a yellow ribbon!!!! Woohoo!!!!
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04/13/2008 08:13:26 PM
Beautiful macro/congratulations
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04/13/2008 06:41:55 PM
Fantastic work, Roz. A truly beautiful photo.
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04/13/2008 06:00:48 PM
Look at you Roz, way to go!!! So happy to see you with another ribbon and another great image! A huge congratulations from one of your fans.
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04/13/2008 05:18:46 PM
Congratulations girl on your ribbon...well deserved....gooooooooooooo Aussie!
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04/13/2008 05:13:47 PM
You go girl!!!! Congrats on the ribbon and on a stellar shot! :)
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04/13/2008 08:27:10 AM
Roz - quite spectacular image either the insects are pretty darn big in Oz or you are getting very very close to these incredible beasts :- )

Stunning detail, sharpness, and colour.

Many congrats.
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04/09/2008 10:37:32 PM
AWESOME!!!

help me help me...!!! (from "The Fly")

really impressive finish in this very impressive group, Rozzie girl!
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04/09/2008 10:05:16 PM
Roz: you never cease to amaze me with your talent. The patients you have for this kind of shot speaks volumes to the type of photographer you are.

This normally mundane insect passes under our noses as a pest and causes many people much grief, but you have this unbelievable talent to capture the beauty that this creature has and is usually seen by its mate and show it to us in such a fashion that I find inspiring.

I love the macro shots you take of insects and will endeavor to do some of my own now that I see the beauty that they posses and the vibrant colours the mother nature has for us to see.

Thank you Roz. You are truly one of the best this site has to offer.

Keep them coming Roz YOU ROCK.

All the best

MAX!

Message edited by author 2008-04-10 08:39:47.
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04/09/2008 05:26:37 PM
Absolutely awesome...a huge congrats Aussie girl.
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04/08/2008 07:01:37 PM
OHHHH, Rozzie- what a magnificent macro and well deserved high placement (look at those numbers)- I am sooo proud of you. XO, Pat
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04/08/2008 05:07:37 PM
Well if it is an insanely good insect, it must be the insanely good Roz

Another amazing macro of such sharpness and vibrancy that it just slaps you round the face and screams look at me

You create bauty out of things that may be consider ugly....a hell of talent

Congratulations on the great finish, thoroughly deserved
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04/08/2008 01:01:50 PM
Congrats Roz! Amazing photo!
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04/08/2008 11:31:23 AM
amazing.well done/congrats
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04/08/2008 11:02:30 AM
Woo Hoo, Roz!!! Are you the reigning Macro queen or WHAT!!! This is just SO amazing! I can't even tell you how amazing it is. But I guess I don't have to -- the voters did -- by giving it an honorable mention in a FREE STUDY! How hard is THAT to do!

Congratulations! I would have loved to see this one with a ribbon!

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04/08/2008 10:35:30 AM
Wow! Great stuff, roz!
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04/08/2008 09:24:59 AM
Great stuff roz, well deserved. I love the greens in this, beautiful.
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04/08/2008 08:59:41 AM
Crap! 4th place???? Congrats, girl.
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04/08/2008 08:30:04 AM
Congrats on 4th! Yer becoming quite the macro queen!
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04/08/2008 07:39:33 AM
WOW Rozzy - WELL DONE!

You sure do have a way with insects - GRIN!
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04/08/2008 05:21:42 AM
Good onya Rozy. Great result for a great photo. :)xo
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04/08/2008 04:57:16 AM
WTG Roz!!!!! Congrats on your well deserved top 5 in a very tough challenge!
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04/08/2008 02:56:21 AM
congrats Rozzy!
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04/08/2008 02:28:55 AM
OMG girl - you are on FIRE!! 4 place in FS??? I'm in awe - HUGE congratulations!!!

This is definitely more than I ever wanted to see on a fly - :o) And it's stunning in clarity and vibrancy. You are amazing, Roz!!!

OX A.
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04/08/2008 02:10:09 AM
Excellent, Roz - 'grats on the awesome score and the nifty star in a FS!
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04/08/2008 01:29:14 AM
Talk about climbing ladders great work Roz,The macro is awesome.
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04/08/2008 01:09:39 AM
GET OUT!!! Way to go Roz!!!! : )
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04/08/2008 12:49:44 AM
WOW WOW WOW gee you are so dam good with these macros of dragon flys.....
Perfect in everyway and one of your very BEST.....
I just LOVE this one and have added it to mu favorites..... What a great finish Roz..... You are definately on top of the world right now.....

Message edited by author 2008-04-08 00:51:57.
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04/08/2008 12:34:57 AM
Congrats on 4th place, Roz. GREAT shot.
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04/08/2008 12:10:33 AM
WOW! you should just shoot dragonflies all the time! you are really kickin butt lately!
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04/08/2008 12:10:21 AM
Hey Rozzy. Didn't realise this was yours. Congrats on 4th spot. Another awesome Macro.
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04/08/2008 12:09:58 AM
Woo Hoo! Go Roz~!!
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04/08/2008 12:08:30 AM
amazing macro Roz...congrats on the HM
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04/08/2008 12:05:16 AM
WoW! congrats on top 4th place. Them dragon flies do get you high up the scorings :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 09:20:28 PM
Wow, it's hard to realize there is a whole world out there we can't see. This is great.
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04/05/2008 03:20:52 PM
excellent macro!
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04/04/2008 06:13:44 AM
Great macro.
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04/03/2008 07:32:51 AM
Killer macro, excellent !!! 8
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04/02/2008 10:43:23 PM
wow nice Macro
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04/02/2008 10:02:51 PM
Great capture, the detail is great, the composition even better.
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04/02/2008 09:36:37 PM
Incredible macro...love the colors and the fine detail you captured.
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04/02/2008 11:56:26 AM
oooooh neat!! Love it!!
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04/02/2008 07:03:56 AM
Love it.
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04/01/2008 11:23:36 PM
It looks like it has a hunchback. Don't think I've seen one of these before; not pretty, but quite interesting.
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04/01/2008 08:31:20 AM
amazing macro...wonderful image...9 from me
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