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Jacko


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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: GRand Falls, NB
Date: May 14, 2004
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 240
Avg (all users): 7.0698
Avg (commenters): 8.0400
Avg (participants): 6.8448
Avg (non-participants): 7.5357
Views since voting: 5295
Votes: 172
Comments: 46
Favorites: 9 (view)


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05/26/2004 04:06:17 AM
I like this, I personally don't care much that it is a verry clean insect macro with verry good details, but the color composition here is just perfect.
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05/25/2004 08:04:07 PM
Hey guys. Wow! Didn't expect to ribbon with this one. That's why I didn't bother putting any comments; didn't think anyone would care.

I used my Sigma 105mm Macro with a 50mm Olympus reversed in front of it ... which gives me a field of view of 2/5 inches. I still had to crop the pic in potrait orientation (from landscape orientation). Not your average bee. I should take a picture of it in my hand to show how small it really is.

Yup it was dead. :) I used my 550EX and 420EX flashes off camera (fired by a ST-E2 wireless transmitter) to light the bee. The background is actually created by the flower the bee was resting on.
05/25/2004 12:22:48 AM
You and insects, Jacko! Very exciting shot!
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05/24/2004 06:21:54 PM
What lenses were used for this bee photo? I see an N/A in the photographer's comments section, but I'd love to know if the bee is alive or not, and what macro lenses or filters were used in this particular photo. That would be great. I love this photo!
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05/24/2004 02:16:43 PM
Gee couldn't you get him to lift his right antenna up slightly so it would be perfectly symetrical!!! lol What a great shot.

Bee you tee ful...
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05/24/2004 09:52:38 AM
Hm.. I am wondering if you should tour around US to teach us how to take best Macro shots.

You simply rock!

JD
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05/24/2004 08:58:29 AM
ou shit - this is really cool!
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05/24/2004 07:09:09 AM
Congratulations!
Way to go wacko macro jacko!!

Beer coming your way!
:-)
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05/24/2004 06:59:18 AM
Unbelievable detail.
Great work.
Congratulations
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05/24/2004 06:57:19 AM
#12 and counting! Good job, Jacko.
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05/24/2004 05:22:30 AM
I struggle to understand why this didn't rank 1st
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05/24/2004 05:09:50 AM
Badass MacroJacko!
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05/24/2004 03:49:53 AM
My tip for the top, great picture, congrats.
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05/24/2004 01:43:48 AM
WTG Jacko!! Well done!
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05/24/2004 01:00:21 AM
Congratulations Jacko!
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05/24/2004 12:46:49 AM
absolutely perfect! awesome background too.
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05/24/2004 12:26:50 AM
ok i dont think you should be allowed any more bug macros, you have mastered them!
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05/24/2004 12:15:20 AM
Ok...give it up. You are allowed only so many ribbons and then you have to start giving them to us losers. ;-)

Awesome shot, like usual. Congrats!
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05/24/2004 12:04:26 AM
wooo hoo! another ribbon! great entry! great shot! congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2004 08:33:38 PM
This one has gotta bee in the top 10. :) Great job! What would be even better is if you could have gotten the purple background to show under the bee as well.
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05/22/2004 02:54:34 AM
Awesome detail and focus. The purple background is perfect, it contrasts very well with the bee's color and makes it stand out. I don't think you'll get a yellow or a red ribbon, its gonna be a blue one, my top pick.

Excellent work, good luck...
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05/22/2004 12:23:20 AM
this is just amazing
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05/21/2004 11:45:47 PM
tough to get DoF on something so small.. nice job... if you weren't at the highest FStop setting.. remember to crank that puppy up on macros... either way the shot is great... you can even see the dew on it's head
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05/20/2004 11:59:28 PM
outstanding macro detail! you did a nice job with the lighting - not too arsh on the eyes showing some detail of the compound lenses
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05/20/2004 10:04:02 PM
wow!
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05/20/2004 07:09:11 AM
Not at all sure about this. Obviously highly accomplished, there is little to criticise technically, if at all. Some of your choices confuse me though - the extreme shallow dof - and its affect on the attenae, coming in and out of focus ... also I keep wanting to see more detail in the hairs of it's head, but they're out of focus, and I'm not finding enough interest in the patterning of the eyes, which is where he focus is. It's confusing to my eye, but not challenging. 5
05/19/2004 08:51:20 PM
If this is who I think it is, I'm guessing this bee is dead, and has possibly been in your freezer for weeks, waiting for this challenge. Anyway, nice detail, very hairy. 10.
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05/19/2004 06:35:24 PM
Fanastic macro.. love the background colour. 9 only thing that could be better was to have the same focus on both eyes.
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05/19/2004 05:00:19 PM
Amazing macro, is this done by Jacko? (sorry about the rhyme)
Great shot.
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05/19/2004 04:15:17 PM
Looks like the juncture of talent, technique and luck. NICE photo!
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05/19/2004 11:00:21 AM
Challenge centered 10
Creative 6
Appeal (is it interesting?) 6
In Focus/Clear - 7
score 7

The detail on his head is wonderful.
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05/19/2004 10:21:26 AM
I have never been more jealous of another person's photo equipment - not to mention the talent it took to get such a great shot. :-) Really nice job!
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05/19/2004 05:32:38 AM
Strunning, impressive dof. Great textures, composition, colours. Radius in USM looks like it was a little too large here though. Lots of noise... probably as the photo was taken at high ISO to improve the dof? I'm sure NeatImage could have improved the purple background in particular. Should do well.
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05/18/2004 11:22:18 PM
Ive always wondered how one can get so close, even with long lenses, to shoot a bee...
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05/18/2004 08:56:41 PM
Wow, love those macro shots!
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05/18/2004 07:52:13 PM
Excellent.
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05/18/2004 02:14:16 PM
perhaps too close ... looks like a floating head ... great shot ... 8
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05/17/2004 11:14:44 PM
Excellent Job, great detail, lighting and colors. High marks, maybe not quite so close a crop on the sides would have made it higher for me.
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05/17/2004 05:08:25 PM
My favorite photo of the challenge! Congrats. I hope you get a ribbon! This is pure perfection. If this bee is alive, you deserve an award. If dead, well.... nice job in focus and interest. Great color!!!
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05/17/2004 04:30:58 PM
how did you manage to keep the bee so still??
Amazing shot, but the purple background makes it somewhat humourous and I think that's a shame, since it is such a beautiful macro..
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05/17/2004 10:07:58 AM
Right feeler is not in focus. With such a small subect, depth of field is critical to ensure it is al in focus.
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05/17/2004 10:07:17 AM
Oh my God! I need your lense! and bugs like that and get rid of my bug fear, and ofcourse your photographic macro eye :D This is awesome man! Bet you a blue ribbon youll get one :D Great work man :)
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05/17/2004 07:06:58 AM
10.
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05/17/2004 03:55:13 AM
Now that is a macro shot.
Good work
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05/17/2004 02:42:09 AM
Bee Good! He has droplets on his head, well done, was he dead?
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05/17/2004 02:21:57 AM
Centered horizontally, but not vertically. Although, fantastic macro, just wish my camera could take this way :-)
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