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Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the long grass near our house
Date: Dec 11, 2008
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2008

it had been raining on and off during the morning and when there was a break in the rain i went into the long grass near our house looking for an insect for the bokeh challenge .. i took quite a few photographs of different grasshoppers, flies and other insects i dont know the names of ..
the first photograph i took was of this grasshopper & i only got the one .. the fact that i got the droplets and his eye in focus was a chance in a million, especially at f4.5 ..
he jumped away as soon as it was taken .. maybe he was a bit camera shy .. !!

used Canon Speedlight 580EXII with added plastic diffuser fitted over it - a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce ..
also Canon Extension Tube EF12II ..


thankyou so much everyone for your votes and comments and two favs .. :)..
taking a gazillion photographs of insects seems to have paid off .. lol .. :)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 214
Avg (all users): 7.0670
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.6974
Avg (non-participants): 7.2782
Views since voting: 6879
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 209
Comments: 74
Favorites: 17 (view)


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12/30/2008 03:13:51 PM
So beautifully done...congrats Aussie girl!
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12/27/2008 12:10:42 PM
Yey Roz!! CONGRATS on the blue! Definitely well deserved! Glad all those macro bug shots paid off, great shot!
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12/27/2008 10:22:23 AM
Wow Roz, what a great shot, you are just so good at this type of image! Congratulations are your blue ribbon!
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12/27/2008 10:00:38 AM
Congrats on the blue! I gave 2 10's in this challenge, and this was one of them! LOL! I should have known it was you. Brilliant job as always!
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12/26/2008 11:48:17 PM
Beautifully done Roz. An amazing entry and a very worthy win. Nice gift for Christmas. All the best!
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12/26/2008 11:23:14 AM
And congratulations to yourself as well!! Another BLUE!! :D yayyyyyy!! Your insect photography is just amazing. Well done!
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12/26/2008 11:02:32 AM
way to go Rozzie!
the details you capture are always so amazing!

Happy Holidays~
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12/26/2008 03:11:20 AM
Just amazing!
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12/25/2008 05:07:16 PM
Way to Go!! Roz u are an amazing photographer!!
Well deserved.
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12/25/2008 04:21:10 AM
Congratulation roz on yet another ribbon, with yet another brilliant photo. Excellent Christmas gift for you c/o the DPC voters.
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12/25/2008 03:35:20 AM
spectacular !! - congratulations roz
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12/25/2008 02:36:07 AM
Just wanted to stop by and say what a spectacular image, a wonderfully deserved win, and a STELLAR example of terrific Bokeh this is.

Congrats, Roz!
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12/24/2008 10:13:52 PM
Congrats Queen of Insect Macros !!
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12/24/2008 08:36:31 PM
Well I'll be @(^&!*. Congrats my friend.
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12/24/2008 06:15:53 PM
You are undoubtedly in a much warmer climate than we are. Wonderful capture and a well deserved first place win!
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12/24/2008 06:15:06 PM
Perfect!! And a nice addition to your ribbon collection - congrats!!!
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12/24/2008 05:16:59 PM
Sweet mother! You are giving IreneM a run for her money. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Though a bug - excellent shot, Roz - I'm soooo happy for you getting another blue!!!
What a great Christmas gift.

OXO
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12/24/2008 04:54:38 PM
Congratulations roz on a much deserved ribbon! This is just stunning!
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12/24/2008 04:02:07 PM
Look who got a Blue Ribbon for Christmas. Well deserved too. Lovely colours and clarity Rozzy. Congratulations mate. Now get offline and join your family for Christmas. :)
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12/24/2008 02:58:11 PM
Congrats my friend, amazing shot!!! Merry Christmas Roz :-)
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12/24/2008 12:56:32 PM
really amazing Roz! Congratulations!
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12/24/2008 11:30:32 AM
Oh Roz, another blue, I'm so happy for you! Amazing photograph, brilliantly executed, you ROCK!
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12/24/2008 11:21:10 AM
It's official! 21_F.gif Roz is best with bugs!
Congratulations, Roz, on a super-great image.
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12/24/2008 11:19:59 AM
Congratulations Roz! I admire your dedication and enthusiasm.
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12/24/2008 11:11:49 AM
fantastic Roz! Well done! Best of the season to you and your family :)
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12/24/2008 10:32:43 AM
Roz, WOO-HOOO! I am so proud for you! OF COURSE this photo won first place! It is A-MAZING! You are so awesome! The absolute final authority on macro photography. MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!

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12/24/2008 10:00:09 AM
Beautiful Roz. You are on a roll.
Congrats on first place :)
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12/24/2008 09:35:59 AM
How in the blazers did you get 1's 2's 3's &4's for this awesome image..... Are people blind or just plain jealous..... Worthy of a RIBBON for this first class Bokeh image..... I love it and it is nor a favorite..... Merry XMAS MY FRIEND.... LOVE FROM SHEZ
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12/24/2008 09:08:32 AM
Lovely Roz, Congrats!
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12/24/2008 08:22:08 AM
Your macros are fabulous! Not only are they detailed and technically perfect, but they have beauty as well! Congratulations! :)
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12/24/2008 08:19:33 AM
My oh My a Christmas Blue Ribbon for the master of Macro ! Congratulations my dear friend -Pat
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12/24/2008 07:58:21 AM
This is amazing - the clarity, focus, color... and, of course, the droplets are the icing on the cake. Congrats on your well deserved win, Roz.
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12/24/2008 07:00:39 AM
Congrats Roz!!!

So happy to see this on the front page with your name under it ... Merry Christmas :D
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12/24/2008 06:39:38 AM
Congrats on blue!
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12/24/2008 05:52:50 AM
wow this is awesome. love it
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12/24/2008 05:03:21 AM
Wow! This is just amazing Roz!!! Clarity, colors, sharpness, water drops, composition, bokeh, DOF... etc. Perfect shot!
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12/24/2008 04:06:24 AM
Roz - stunning shot - and look at you with another Blue Ribbon . . that's quite a collection you've got building up there !!
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12/24/2008 03:19:54 AM
Wooooooohoooooo!!!WTG Roz! Congrats on the blue for this amazing photo!
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12/24/2008 03:05:11 AM
Nice macro taken with an excellent camera! Congratulations on the blue!
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12/24/2008 02:56:29 AM
awesome capture Roz congrats on the blue
what a xmas present :)
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12/24/2008 02:28:43 AM
Super job, Roz, and well deserved in the Ribbon department.
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12/24/2008 01:37:44 AM
So glad to see you with another well deserved blue ribbon, Roz! One of the most passionate photographers on this site, I reckon! It's been a real pleasure to watch you develop your skills and style. Big congrats to you! : )
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12/24/2008 01:27:22 AM
bloody amazing. i'm not sure what else to say rite now.
this is good.
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12/24/2008 01:08:54 AM
Well bloody hell and 'bug'ger me- looks like I've got to go out and buy you a bigger hat for Christmas - Well deserved blue for an exceptional image. To the 'Queen of Bugs' I salute you. xoxo
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12/24/2008 12:56:09 AM
Fabulous shot Roz! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/24/2008 12:54:29 AM
Terrific shot Roz! And thank you for listing the equipment you used to get this great close-up. It has convinced me to invest in some extension tubes, although that doesn't mean I'll ever achieve your wonderful results!
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12/24/2008 12:49:58 AM
Absolutely fabulous, roz. Congrats!
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12/24/2008 12:40:37 AM
Let me guess you also didn't use a tripod and you had to time your focus while hopping around trying to avoid fire ants? :P Congrats Roz.
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12/24/2008 12:34:56 AM
Great shot considering the aperture. The whole foreground is in focus.
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12/24/2008 12:29:59 AM
AHHHHHHmazing! Congrats, Roz!
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12/24/2008 12:22:19 AM
Brilliant!! congrats on the blue!
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12/24/2008 12:16:17 AM
I said it before and I'll say it again, Roz is to bugs as Irene is to waterdrops.
Everyone say hello to a new heavyweight. I can say I knew you when! Good job babe!

p.s. you know you've arrived when people start guessing who the photographer is by the shot during voring!

Message edited by author 2008-12-24 00:18:37.
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12/24/2008 12:15:21 AM
SUPER SUPER HOT ROZ!

Congratulations on the blue with this extraordinary image!
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12/24/2008 12:15:12 AM
Congrats on an "Aussieum" image and a big blue ribbon Roz!
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12/24/2008 12:11:26 AM
Well done Roz. I love the droplet "hat" ;)
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12/24/2008 12:08:02 AM
Sweet!!! Congrats on a spectacular image and the Blue Ribbon!!
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12/24/2008 12:04:53 AM
Awesome job Roz! I loved the little sparkle in the background :) Congrats on the Blue!!!
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12/24/2008 12:03:38 AM
Woo Hoo! Congrats on the blue! I always love your bug shots!
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12/24/2008 12:03:05 AM
CONGRATS :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2008 09:12:06 PM
Nice! Love the water droplets.
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12/21/2008 07:55:43 PM
lighting is not the best but what a rare catch.
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12/19/2008 07:06:22 PM
wow great shot love it, this has made my favorites 10
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12/19/2008 02:55:32 PM
classic DPC top scoring image - excellent technicals here
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12/19/2008 10:39:45 AM
Great photo - color and bokeh!
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12/19/2008 02:35:39 AM
Sweet!
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12/18/2008 04:59:12 PM
Had a second look at this one and increased your score. In my opinion you have achieved a nice subtle bokeh with a very interesting, and detailed foreground. Great Job.
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12/18/2008 04:55:23 PM
The right bottom is kind of OOF and dark, like some other parts of the cricket. I like the Bokeh but it could be more soft. I really like the colors (mostly the red eye) and the water drops too!
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12/18/2008 04:01:17 PM
To me this is all about the forground. Pin sharp and well exposed/composed.

The bokeh is very gentle and mirrors the balls of water on the cricket. I'm sure this will do very well - 9.
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12/18/2008 04:28:09 AM
Amazingly clear, love the water drops. Well done!
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12/17/2008 01:22:20 PM
Beautiful, if you can call a grasshopper that. Is this one of Roz's photos? Love the bokeh as well as the sharpness and water drops.
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12/17/2008 09:17:08 AM
Love the little droplet hat! Lots of fun things to see here.
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12/17/2008 04:17:06 AM
GREAT IMAGE. SUPERB BOKEH.Worth BLUE.I wanted to give double ten if I could !
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12/17/2008 12:21:56 AM
Wow. What a wonderful creature. All of our 'hoppers have fled. The shadow over the bottom half of the body adds an interesting vignette.
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12/17/2008 12:21:29 AM
haha, he's got a single tear....
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