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Challenge: Rainbow II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the grass near our house
Date: Nov 10, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2009

The word iridescence is derived in part from the Greek word iris (pl. irides), meaning "rainbow", which in turn derives from the goddess Iris of Greek mythology, who is the personification of the rainbow and acted as a messenger of the gods.

[Nov. 22nd, 2009 04:54:30 PM]
an hour and a half after this challenge was announced (rollover where i live happens in the afternoon) i went into the long grass near our house to see if i could find a long legged fly because some of them have nearly rainbow colouring on their backs ... there wasnt much happening so i wandered around to the other side of the house where there was some clover and bees ..
probably less than a minute passed and this little fly landed nearby ... his own natural colours were very rainbow like altho his abdomen was blue, without the violet and cyan ..
talk about incredible timing .. !!!

i probably wont be home when this challenge rolls over in 7 hours but at the moment its a PB .. it just hit 7.4000 .. !!!!
thankyou everyone for so many excellent comments and votes .. such a wonderful week .. just amazing ..:)

later ..
AND THE BLUE .!!.
FAR OUT .!!.
THANKYOU .. XX ..:)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.3736
Avg (commenters): 8.8125
Avg (participants): 6.9545
Avg (non-participants): 7.5154
Views since voting: 6612
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 174
Comments: 70
Favorites: 31 (view)


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01/02/2010 07:26:50 PM
I love the colour & the detail!
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11/28/2009 04:22:25 PM
it's been a good wk for you!!!
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11/28/2009 02:03:19 AM
Hey - on the front page twice! Pretty darn cool! Congrats!
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11/25/2009 06:20:07 PM
This photo is breathtaking. Come monday, when the new winners are announced and this photo is pushed of the frontpage, my lungs will celebrate my survival. I get extra point for trying to be original.. Seriously, I love this photo!
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11/25/2009 01:23:37 PM
You are a ribbon magnet. Congrats!
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11/25/2009 08:20:55 AM
dissapointing, I didn't get to finish voting for one reason or another and this is one of the pictures I didn't vote on :-( would've have liked to have done so because it is just brilliant.
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11/25/2009 05:43:50 AM
Amazing colours Rozzy. Well done mate.
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11/24/2009 07:20:34 PM
Awesome!!!
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11/24/2009 01:08:28 AM
well done roz!
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11/23/2009 09:20:23 PM
totally and utterly magnificent
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11/23/2009 09:10:03 PM
I'm happy you won, well deserved for sure, I never thought these flies were so colorful, thought they were greenish, but not like this! The shallow DOF is amazing here...Congrats:)
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11/23/2009 08:26:27 PM
Congrats on another amazing macro!
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11/23/2009 07:47:25 PM
Those wings! Perfect.
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11/23/2009 07:32:49 PM
Absolutely superb Roz! Congrats on the Blue! WTG Girlfriend!
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11/23/2009 06:09:12 PM
FANTASTIC JOB!!!! this was one of my faves! lol =] congrats on another ribbon!
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11/23/2009 01:56:48 PM
Roz, you are the master (mistress?) of macro. Good subtle work on coloring the abdomen. Congrats on the blue!
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11/23/2009 12:58:06 PM
Oh man! This new size thing has reeeallly taken your macro photos to another level! Wow! Who'dve thunk that a fly could be so darn beautiful! Congratulations, Girlfriend! You so ROCK!

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11/23/2009 12:11:54 PM
Hey Roz! Congrats on this superior entry, it's excellent and well worth a blue ribbon! Way to go!
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11/23/2009 11:59:30 AM
You are a riot, Roz!! The Fly - fits every challenge. This is a beautiful image (even if it is a bug). And HUGE congratulations on another Blue!! You are on fire, girl. OXO
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11/23/2009 11:11:34 AM
SUPER!!!
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11/23/2009 10:49:19 AM
congrats on the blue!
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11/23/2009 10:01:21 AM
Astounding Dear Roz !!! Congratulations & big HUGS :)
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11/23/2009 09:39:32 AM
Congratulations, Roz!! You'r fantastic!!!!
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11/23/2009 09:28:01 AM
You are Totally A W E S O M E!!!!!
Consistently awesome!!!
HUGs & Kisses..

Ps. Lol!! Yes am liking Mr. squirrel alittle more...

Message edited by author 2009-11-23 09:42:31.
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11/23/2009 09:27:56 AM
Normally, when you think of flies, it's not pretty colors that come to mind.
Nice photo and nice work. A well deserved ribbon.
:)
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11/23/2009 08:47:41 AM
Way to go Roz! Congrats!! :)
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11/23/2009 08:08:19 AM
Superb.
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11/23/2009 08:02:41 AM
There's my girl with another ribbon!!!! Congrats, roz. xoxoxoxo
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11/23/2009 07:35:38 AM
Congrats roz!!!
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11/23/2009 07:18:23 AM
Congrats on the blue Roz! This is awesome!
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11/23/2009 07:08:52 AM
Just incredible! Congrats on the well deserved blue!!!
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11/23/2009 06:13:32 AM
one of your best Roz
congrats on the blue
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11/23/2009 03:59:21 AM
Congratulations Roz. So happy to see this win blue. It's fantastic.
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11/23/2009 03:09:51 AM
Another fabulous insect shot - congrats on the deserved ribbon!
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11/23/2009 02:41:28 AM
Congrats. Beautiful work, amazing colours and detail, you rock the insect world!
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11/23/2009 02:39:51 AM
WD again on another amazing Macro!
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11/23/2009 02:20:29 AM
What a great shot and in typical Roz style. Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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11/23/2009 02:06:46 AM
Yep, I thought it was yours. Well done and congratulations, again.
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11/23/2009 02:01:11 AM
Amazing Photo and execution... congratulations
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11/23/2009 01:55:56 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Fantastic shot!
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11/23/2009 01:49:31 AM
Roz, you da bomb! I knew it was you. You are a MASTER bug Shutterbug...
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11/23/2009 01:01:50 AM
Whooooot! What a fantastic shot Roz! Congrats on your well deserved blue (((hugs)))
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11/23/2009 12:58:59 AM
Roz,,,,,,,,,, Yay!
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11/23/2009 12:51:53 AM
If there is a range of "prettiness" for a fly, this is definitely a 10! Gorgeous shot, Roz. Many congrats on your blue.
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11/23/2009 12:40:22 AM
Bug Lady strikes again.....congrats!
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11/23/2009 12:21:52 AM
I am SO THRILLED this is you.

How amazing.
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11/23/2009 12:20:20 AM
Roz, this is just so pretty, congratulations on your blue!
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11/23/2009 12:17:58 AM
Love this, and another awesome photo from you..... love shez
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11/23/2009 12:12:35 AM
Beautiful capture Roz. Love the colors that you brought out :) Congrats on the blue!
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11/23/2009 12:09:59 AM
Great job! Congrats!
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11/23/2009 12:01:57 AM
Yippy!!! you did it...again....wonderful picture...you will have to share your edits...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2009 11:49:51 PM
so very vibrant...extremely well done...
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11/22/2009 11:47:04 PM
Beautiful shot. Amazing colours. 10 and a favourite.
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11/22/2009 04:48:18 PM
WOW, I only gave out one 10 and this one is it!! Best of luck. Awesome rainbow here. FAVORITE.
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11/22/2009 01:07:52 AM
I never thought I'd say that a fly was beautiful! This is great.
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11/20/2009 12:36:09 PM
Very cool! Great macro and wonderfully creative work with the colors. Outstanding job.
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11/20/2009 03:40:44 AM
I want this on my wall. Beautiful...
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11/18/2009 04:19:09 PM
Very creative shot!
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11/18/2009 01:00:14 AM
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but lady. Breathtaking dof, not to mention colors.
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11/17/2009 11:15:09 PM
Wow great Fly. Makes me wanna macro!
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11/17/2009 10:44:53 PM
WOW, this is awesome. Great job 10
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11/17/2009 10:12:47 PM
Nice.
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11/17/2009 04:14:45 PM
Nice macro - great PP!
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11/16/2009 09:51:43 PM
I usually dislike bug-macros but this is so well done and fits the challenge so well that it can't help but score well...8
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11/16/2009 09:37:00 PM
this one is very impressive. I didn't know these disgusting insects could be so colorful. 8.
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11/16/2009 05:43:56 PM
BLUE! Amazing! 10!
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11/16/2009 02:51:54 PM
great shot- excellent execution
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11/16/2009 12:48:14 PM
Alright. This IS the prettiest fly I have ever seen LOL 9
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11/16/2009 11:57:07 AM
Who knew a nasty fly could be so beautifully colored. YOU did! Well done. One of my top entries for this challenge. Amazing macro.

Message edited by author 2009-11-23 10:42:20.
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11/16/2009 07:25:01 AM
nature is fantastic... a simple fly but awesome colors, compliments.
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