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Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the long grass near our house
Date: Jan 10, 2009
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

used Canon Speedlight 580EXII with Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce plastic diffuser ..
also Canon Extension Tube EF12II ..


i was going to enter these grasshoppers ..
at the last minute i changed to the robberfly because he was more dramatic ..
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thankyou so much everyone for all the excellent votes and comments .. its been an exciting week, and an even more exciting last few hours .. downtime suffered ..!!

lol .. just read 21.gif LevT's comment asking if i'd sprayed him with water .. i doubt he'd stay still for that .. if your shadow passes over them they're off .. it was early morning and the water was from the dew ..:)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.3750
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 7.5882
Avg (non-participants): 7.1566
Views since voting: 9580
Views during voting: 1
Votes: 168
Comments: 95
Favorites: 23 (view)


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08/09/2010 08:19:33 PM
Excellent details and color! this is amazing!
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08/26/2009 08:18:14 AM
this is what god looks like in insect form it's undeniable when you logically think about it
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04/02/2009 09:53:20 PM
You are such a patient person Roz...
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02/07/2009 03:48:09 AM
Awesome, as usual!
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01/24/2009 11:55:06 AM
The detail here is just amazing. Congrats on the blue!!!
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01/23/2009 07:43:22 PM
This is incredible. Well done!
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01/23/2009 08:35:35 AM
Roz, you keep winning ribbons with your bug shots. Lets see if you can win one with your crack pipe smoking dog :P

Grats!
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01/21/2009 09:25:37 PM
Roz, what amazes me is not that you can get a shot like this, but that you can do it consistently. Congrats on the blue!
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01/21/2009 07:14:35 PM
This is brilliant... AND thanks for giving me an idea ;o) I have been wanting to buy a new macro lens but this is a much pocked friendly way - with this extension tube... Will google it and buy one... The outcome is absolutely stunning - well at least when you use it ;o)
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01/21/2009 02:34:17 PM
Well done Roz! I think maybe you've found your niche ;-)
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01/20/2009 05:49:25 PM
DAmn , Roz- this challenge flew fight by me...you are sooo talented my dear - well deserved BLUE & Greg right there behind you---incredible stuff . Pat
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01/20/2009 05:31:00 PM
Nice one Roz!!!
I think this guy is even cuter than Max's dog
Congrats on the great score and finish
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01/20/2009 04:52:57 PM
So.. we agree that you are the QUEEN BEE, it's so nice to come back after being away from the site, and see that you have been doing great, Congrats on you recent ribbons and I'm pretty sure there are still more to come ;)
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01/20/2009 02:23:54 PM
Awesome, Roz. Congrats! I'm going to have to try my extension tubes out.
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01/20/2009 01:05:55 AM
Great job Roz. I think it's time for an extension tube...love the detail with the added magnification. That beard is priceless.
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01/20/2009 12:44:32 AM
Congrats Rozzy. Every shot I see of yours is better than the last.
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01/19/2009 10:14:24 PM
Pretty cool! Congrats on the blue!
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01/19/2009 09:54:46 PM
Well done yet again Roz. Now I'm heading over to your place with a large can of bug spray...
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01/19/2009 09:26:02 PM
Jesus, Roz - would ya' quit kicking everybody's arses?

Ha ha - bravo & congrats!
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01/19/2009 08:52:35 PM
Amazing detail, Roz! Big congrats on your blue!
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01/19/2009 08:47:53 PM
Congratulations, Roz, on your well earned blue. That ia a fantastic image. The eyes, the hairs, the dewdrop - just great.
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01/19/2009 07:08:23 PM
Congrats! I love macro bug shots! This one is fantastic! Amazing detail.
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01/19/2009 05:05:02 PM
How cool that you and Greg are sharing the front page! Must say though... this bug is yucky :)
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01/19/2009 05:00:33 PM
Another Roz bug! You must be on a first name basis with these guys! ;)
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01/19/2009 04:23:43 PM
The hat is off to you once again Roz....
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01/19/2009 03:46:55 PM
Congrats Roz, well deserved.
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01/19/2009 02:56:13 PM
Alright Roz! Well done. :)
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01/19/2009 02:21:39 PM
Congrats, Roz! Super image. He reminds me of me when I was much older. :P
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01/19/2009 02:20:21 PM
I was just kidding... Congrats again Roz! :)
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01/19/2009 01:35:32 PM
Are you ever on a hot streak!! Congrats on the ribbon, I love seeing both you and Greg on the front page together you dynamic duo you!
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01/19/2009 01:20:33 PM
Wonderful macro! You need to teach a class on how you always seem to find these guys and then how to shoot them. How wet do you get laying dopwn there in the grass?
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01/19/2009 01:13:37 PM
well i just got online today and find you on the front page again! what an awesome surprise! i didn't know you had an entry in this one....Nobody ever tells me anything anymore! ;) Great job, only you can make bugs so gorgeous!
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01/19/2009 01:06:10 PM
Roz - This is absolutely terrific . . as soon as you have astonished us with one of your photo's you come right back and out do yourself. My admiration (as ever) is boundless . .

Please tell me that these are all being sent to some stock site ? You must be able to sell these !!

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01/19/2009 12:28:13 PM
You are going great Roz - keep up the ribbon streak - u rock!!!
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01/19/2009 12:28:01 PM
congrats on a fine image and the ribbon! Now, tell the truth - did you spray him with water?
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01/19/2009 12:06:49 PM
oh man...Great detail and colors...NICE JOB! CONGRATS!
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01/19/2009 11:14:28 AM
I knew that we were all in trouble when you obtained that macro glass.
Congrats on another killer shot, and the new blue ribbon Roz!
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01/19/2009 11:09:55 AM
I don't understand who would give this a 1, 2, or 3.... :/ (for me personally, I don't understand why this would be under a 9 or a 10, even)
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01/19/2009 10:47:32 AM
Wonderful shot...I never really appreciated the eyes of a bug until the macro shots. Great detail and well deserved ribbon.
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01/19/2009 10:32:59 AM
WOW, that's incredible detail. Congrats!
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01/19/2009 10:29:34 AM
eww eww eww bug photos hehehe Again - what an amazing photograph. You rock! Congrats on the blue!
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01/19/2009 10:20:46 AM
WOW - you did it again. Damn, girl. Congrats.
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01/19/2009 10:17:43 AM
OMG you're killing me with the vermin! LOL! Congratulations, Roz!!!! So cool - I bet you are excited! Excellent image, though I couldn't look so closely to really inspect it. And I see you've created a monster in Greg who's right behind you - far out!

OX
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01/19/2009 10:14:06 AM
Good week in your household, and I'm betting you're the talk of all the flies in the yard - they're stars now!! As always, excellent macro work. I especially love how he sat still and let you apply that little water droplet. He even combed his beard for you!
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01/19/2009 08:49:02 AM
Congratulations for a new personnal best :)
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01/19/2009 08:40:52 AM
Congratulations on a really fantastic shot.
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01/19/2009 08:40:04 AM
Oh, Roz! I knew yours and Greg's photos belonged to the two of you. Couldn't tell which was whose, but I am ECSTATIC that you both won ribbons. You have mentored well! CONGRATULATIONS on continued confirmation that there is NO ONE like you at macro photography!

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01/19/2009 08:36:32 AM
Roz, Roz, Roz, as soon as I saw this shot I knew it was yours and I knew that this was the Blue ribbon winner. You are the Queen of insect photography.

Congratulations on another fantastic image and your new PB.

YOU ROCK ROZ

PS: Watch out for 21.gif GregoryB he's getting all smoochy and stuff "Congratulations honey on a brilliant image, a new PB and a well deserved blue ribbon.....xox" I think he's looking over your shoulder and taking notes :)

MAX!
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01/19/2009 08:36:03 AM
Dang Roz!! You are on a roll girl! Congrats on the blue!! Excellent macro!
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01/19/2009 08:11:26 AM
Congratulations Roz!! You´r the best!! wonderful job!!
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01/19/2009 07:54:38 AM
Roz, you're on a roll here, keep up the good work!
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01/19/2009 07:48:05 AM
Woooooooohoooooo!!!! WTG Roz! Fantastic shot!
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01/19/2009 07:43:47 AM
"Oh my what great eyes you have". This is awesome.
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01/19/2009 07:39:10 AM
Very impressive! Congrats on the blue and new PB.
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01/19/2009 07:05:40 AM
Congratulations! What a fantastic shot.
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01/19/2009 07:01:22 AM
WOW...... LOOK at that score..... A personal BEST.....You are the QUEEN of macro insect photography..... AWESOME result and so deserved.....love shez & pete
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01/19/2009 06:47:19 AM
Congratulations honey on a brilliant image, a new PB and a well deserved blue ribbon.....xox
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01/19/2009 06:44:45 AM
Congratulations! I love this picture.
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01/19/2009 06:42:02 AM
Well deserved win in a field full of excellent challenge entries. I gave it a 9 during voting.
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01/19/2009 06:36:11 AM
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Way to go, Roz!! You're the 21_F.gif IreneM of robberflies!!!! LOL!!! Congrats on another spectacular winner!

LOL!! She's even making me like pictures of flies ;-) Eeekkk. GREAT shot, Roz. Congrats on your Blue.
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01/19/2009 06:32:16 AM
Top shot, congrats
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01/19/2009 06:19:20 AM
Roz, this is an absolutely stunning image. Congrats on the blue and more importantly, a new PB. You are your own greatest competition anyway :)
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01/19/2009 06:16:20 AM
Amazing detail Roz, a huge congratulations on your first ribbon of 2009, hope to see you get many more.
Sue
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01/19/2009 06:13:50 AM
wow, stunning photograph. It's obvious there are no flies on you because you can take pictures of them like this. ;-Þ
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01/19/2009 05:56:11 AM
girlfriend! I dont know why you like these creepies so much, but you obviously ROCK at photographing them! And a family ribbon pair ! woo hoo

Congrats Rozzie!!!

ps the trolls and their 1s just make me laff, I bet those 3 people sure feel "special" !
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01/19/2009 05:54:31 AM
Killer macro , congrats roz !!!
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01/19/2009 05:15:22 AM
Way to go, Roz!! You're the 21_F.gif IreneM of robberflies!!!! LOL!!! Congrats on another spectacular winner!
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01/19/2009 05:11:19 AM
..and another seriously brilliant bug macro, from Roz!
This one has 'other-worldly' appeal, like something out of Alien. The eyes, and the bubble just make it. You really do these so well.
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01/19/2009 05:08:20 AM
Well look at you and greg both on the front page! : )
Congrats Roz, the detail is incredible!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2009 09:07:41 PM
very sharp... nice colors... i love this... 10 :) cool beard :)
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01/17/2009 03:40:06 PM
Very nice macro
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01/16/2009 05:07:32 PM
Well, Flys are gross to me. But your photo is very excellent. I find it kind of pleasantly ironic that the subject of your 'Life' photo survives by living off of decay. Well done!
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01/16/2009 12:17:41 PM
beautiful strong picture with amazing details and sharpness. your focus is spot on.
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01/15/2009 03:12:26 PM
Whoa, this is really cool! I love all the textures, in the eyes, on the legs, the hairs. This is a truly amazing macro shot.
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01/15/2009 12:28:00 PM
Nice capture.
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01/15/2009 11:37:16 AM
amazing macro work. More detail than I ever could have possibly wanted. 9
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01/15/2009 01:21:15 AM
This is an amazing macro shot. The clarity is wonderful
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01/14/2009 11:08:10 PM
awesome macro!
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01/14/2009 07:19:22 AM
That is one heck of a macro!! Astounding detail. That foot coming round to hug the blade of grass is rather creepy!
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01/13/2009 11:29:28 AM
Really clear macro, lovely color...should do well in here as lots of voters seem to love the macro bug shots and this is particularly well done.
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01/13/2009 02:26:03 AM
Another hairy bug. This one has a water supply. Incredible detail.
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01/12/2009 09:28:16 PM
I like his mustache! Nice capture, though I'd have liked to see the water droplet in focus.
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01/12/2009 07:15:44 PM
Incredible macro ... such amazing detail and rich colours.
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01/12/2009 03:39:25 PM
great macro with great colors. the drop could be the winning card! good luck :)
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01/12/2009 03:04:25 PM
OH MAN! Nice work!
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01/12/2009 02:22:02 PM
The detail here is amazing. For something that is considered to be 'uglier' than say... a cat or a dog, it's pretty darn cute in its own way.
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01/12/2009 11:44:51 AM
Perfect macro.
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01/12/2009 10:28:30 AM
WOW! Great DOF and SHARP!!!!
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01/12/2009 08:50:40 AM
Great shot. Interesting little guy. Love the color - that it's all so crisp and cool to look at. 10
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01/12/2009 08:48:42 AM
Another amazing bug macro. Sharpness and clarity are perfect. Roz I assume?
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01/12/2009 05:47:35 AM
You couldnt get closer? Hahah. Good picture!
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01/12/2009 03:46:04 AM
Stunning detail and crispness to this excellent macro. The bokeh is wonderful too. 9
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01/12/2009 12:56:48 AM
Ok, this is incredible. You win.
10
:)
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01/12/2009 12:31:49 AM
wow...look at the detail in this...National Geographic quality...8
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01/12/2009 12:16:24 AM
Wow, I think I could cut myself on the sharpness. Nicely done.
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