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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on our verandah
Date: Dec 17, 2008
Aperture: f7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2008

this is a robberfly that landed on one of the chairs we have outside ..
i just happened to be there at the time ... with my camera .. !!
he flew off after i got a few shots .. :)

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

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 407
Avg (all users): 7.2159
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 7.1901
Avg (non-participants): 7.2727
Views since voting: 3518
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 176
Comments: 58
Favorites: 12 (view)


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07/14/2009 09:30:53 AM
Just found this, and it is superb!
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01/12/2009 08:41:48 AM
ROZ ROCKS !!!! Keep it up my dear :)
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01/11/2009 12:45:05 PM
this is one of the best the best macro shot I have ever seen ------u rock
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01/11/2009 02:45:50 AM
More and more AWESOME every time I see this fine macro shot of yours 21_F.gif Roz..... love always shez
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01/11/2009 12:49:30 AM
ROZZIE!!! simply amazing! you are quite GREAT at these little buggers! What a fab score too!

Happy New Year! and congrats on your Blazing Finish!

XOXOX
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01/10/2009 08:56:33 PM
Roz you simply amaze me.. More than brilliant u is..
Many many many Congrats..

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01/08/2009 09:43:11 PM
Cool shot Roz, you are just so good at these! Congratulations on your HM.
Sue
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01/08/2009 09:14:07 PM
Roz, congrats on your 5th place finish! This is indeed one amazing macro shot!
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01/08/2009 09:01:12 PM
Another freaky insect from Roz!!! -- Glad to see you finished highly!
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01/08/2009 05:41:33 PM
really really REALLY nice on this one buddy! the first impression i get from this os one of those old sci-fi movies from the 50's where they shot bugs in miniature towns and it looked so fake as to be ridiculous, i love it, going into fav's!
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01/08/2009 01:08:13 PM
Congrats on the HM... this is a fantastic shot, Roz!
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01/08/2009 11:45:39 AM
Roz, you are the mistress of the bug world. I bow down to your ability. Congrats!
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01/08/2009 11:06:51 AM
Fantastic Roz!!! Another awesome macro, I LOVE the detail in his eyes.
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01/08/2009 10:08:22 AM
Ooo, I love the silvery tones, he almost looks like a little robotic fly! Fabulous!
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01/08/2009 08:02:46 AM
You've been robbered for sure! Spectacular, stupendous, utterly bugnificent! Yep, you are the queen bee, err fly!
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01/08/2009 07:39:55 AM
Oh Roz! How painful to get a 7.2+ and not win a ribbon! The downside of Free Studies where the best of the best from all over the world vies for the top 3 spots. And this is SUCH award worthy photography. I LOVE how you used sepia tones. Like all your macros, it takes my breath away. Those eyes! I've never seen anything so flawless.

I agree with Sherpet tho. This is one of the best macros ever shown on dpChallenge. Congratulations on your award winning photography -- and an honorable mention in an amazing challenge!
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01/08/2009 06:28:06 AM
Nicest macro I have seen in a while. Well deserved placing...
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01/08/2009 05:26:41 AM
brilliant. love your work!
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01/08/2009 04:29:29 AM
I saw this during the challenge and said "dammit... that fly is better than mine!" Absolutely well deserved finish for you.
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01/08/2009 02:52:24 AM
Hey Rozy,
How good is this...another top 5 finish... this is just bloody brilliant....the bug queen strikes again...xox
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01/08/2009 02:26:03 AM
I'm SOOO happy for you. I didn't get around to voting on this challenge, but this was one of the few shots I felt I needed to comment on. Congratulations!!!
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01/08/2009 02:12:50 AM
THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE ONE OF THE VERY BEST INSECT MACROS EVER SEEN HERE AT DPC AS THE DETAIL IS JUST AWESOME..... love shez
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01/08/2009 02:12:20 AM
Roz you have been on a ROLL. Almost a PB. Great image, even amongst your many great images. Love the tones.
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01/08/2009 02:10:27 AM
WOW...WOW...WOW.............
WHAT A SCORE................
WHAT AN IMAGE...............
SHAME IT DID NOT RIBBON.....
I LOVE IT...................
YOU TOTALLY ROCK GIRL.......
LOVE FROM SHEZ & PETE.......
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01/08/2009 01:53:06 AM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
best insect macro EVER. beautiful toning, exposure, composition--superb in every way
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01/08/2009 01:52:50 AM
Astounding! Roz, you amaze and inspire! You are the queen bee of queen bees. and robberflies. :) Congrats on 5th!
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01/08/2009 01:15:09 AM
Super shot! you always do well and i hope that you continue to grow!

~Sofia
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01/08/2009 01:11:44 AM
You are simply AMAZING!

I am so impressed by your ability with bugs - you astound me!
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01/08/2009 12:52:06 AM
GREAT shot, Roz. Stunning! The day has finally come where I add a fly to my favourites ;-)
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01/08/2009 12:27:19 AM
For just "getting a couple of shots" you captured it well. Love the detail. Congrats on top 5 (so close again).
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01/08/2009 12:21:12 AM
The macro master has done it again! He's almost cute! Nice clean shot too! Excellent!
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01/08/2009 12:15:41 AM
OMG - here you go again! 5th in FS - congrats, Roz!!

I love the duotone you created here - and the straight on perspective. Needless to say, the detail is mind-boggling. Excellent!!!
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01/08/2009 12:15:09 AM
Great shot as always Roz. Well done.
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01/08/2009 12:10:26 AM
I wondered which bug shot was yours! Congrats on the high finish - I was hoping this would do well.
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01/08/2009 12:05:49 AM
How in the world did you get this amazing shot just spur of the moment? Wow!! That is makes this even more incredible.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 08:20:12 PM
This is an AMAZING MACRO!! Wow; is about all I can say. The detail in the eyes is just cool!! Definitely a 8-9 but with the wow factor I'm giving it a 10! Sweet shot. -BB
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01/07/2009 08:18:43 PM
Nice one!
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01/05/2009 12:17:27 PM
Amazing close-up! Almost metallic. 9.
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01/04/2009 11:34:47 PM
Excellent close up
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01/04/2009 11:14:34 PM
So well done. Love the silver.
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01/04/2009 08:48:12 PM
im not sure whether to cry and run away or laugh. excellent macro either way, what an amazing little specimen
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01/04/2009 06:19:46 AM
Stunning detail.
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01/03/2009 11:22:21 PM
Perfect Macro. Especially since it's in b/w
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01/03/2009 03:00:33 PM
Fabulous photo. You've managed the perfect DOF for the subject. Clarity and focus are wonderful. Choice of B&W was inspired. Among best of show.
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01/03/2009 07:10:28 AM
wow...great detail, excellent macro...9
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01/02/2009 09:43:06 PM
wow incredible macro!
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01/02/2009 04:18:26 PM
great detail
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01/02/2009 02:46:39 PM
wow nice shot, i love the B/W and the eyes are WOW, this is a GREAT shot, nice one 9
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01/01/2009 09:18:54 PM
This is excellent. So cold and creepy. I'm guessing this is a Roz classic.
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01/01/2009 06:53:59 PM
cool bug! what is it?
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01/01/2009 12:38:15 PM
Portrait of an alien! Lovely toning and amazing detail.
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01/01/2009 11:56:30 AM
Breathtaking! What lens did you use?
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01/01/2009 11:20:44 AM
Ugly little sucker. Nice capture.
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01/01/2009 09:09:13 AM
hee hee The eyes are like bulging stereo speakers. Nice macro.
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01/01/2009 06:08:37 AM
has the wow factor
not sure about cropping one of the feet.
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01/01/2009 05:26:10 AM
Stunning - possibly better than that - the eye detail alone is magnificent, and the toning sets this off to perfection.
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01/01/2009 12:50:17 AM
The coloration is so bizarre and I love it. It is not every day you see a good monochrome macro shot. nice
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01/01/2009 12:10:00 AM
Wow... amazing. I'm sure this will do well for you.
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