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Challenge: Centered Composition IV (Basic Editing)
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 12, 2009
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2009

[Nov. 20th, 2009 05:03:10 PM]
OMG OMG .. !!
i was thinking ppl might be over seeing my insect photographs and considered unsubmitting this ..
after 121 votes its getting 7.2975 ..!!
i'm so excited and i cant say anything for days .. !!
i have a fly in the rainbow challenge which will have rolled over before this .. its scoring 7.2464 right now with three days left of voting .. so i have two photographs getting over 7 at the same time .. i cant believe it ..
i hope iím converting a few ppl to appreciating these little creatures we share our world with yet rarely have the good fortune to see in such detail .. YAY for PHOTOGRAPHY .. !!
thankyou so much everyone for your excellent comments and amazing votes & two favs .. !!!!


[Nov. 22nd, 2009 01:32:44 AM]
i just updated .. talk about weird and amazing ..
my rainbow, iridescence after 162 votes is scoring 7.3704 ..
and this one after 162 votes is scoring 7.3704 ..
AT THE SAME TIME .. !!!!
i'm in shock ..
irridescence was a PB for a while ..
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this has been the most amazing few days .. thankyou ..:)

after voting ...
WOW .. the red .. !!
thankyou ..:)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.2089
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 7.3514
Avg (non-participants): 7.1391
Views since voting: 5107
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 225
Comments: 69
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/01/2009 04:36:09 PM
I just purchased the 100mm f2.8 macro. Seeing images like this, are getting my mouth frothing. lol Now if I only could find a fly. Dam Canada! lol Great work on both images!
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11/29/2009 01:26:53 PM
Wow, "Photographically speaking", you've become quite a relentless bug killer since I first emailed you a few years ago. You shoot them with digital kindness. I assume none are harmed unless they become a real pest, like compete for your dinner.
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11/27/2009 05:45:42 PM
The Bug Queen strikes again! LOL!

COngrats, Roz!
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11/27/2009 10:13:20 AM
Great tips Roz, thanks!
Debbi
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11/26/2009 12:05:47 AM
Congrats on such a brilliant photo, keep it up.
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11/26/2009 12:04:13 AM
Oh ROZ! Way to hog the front page, Girlfriend :) This is another legendary one! Congratulations!!!
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11/25/2009 10:47:48 PM
Each one of these is even more creative than the last. WTG roz!
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11/25/2009 10:10:11 PM
Originally posted by Jutilda:

Shall I start calling you Lady of the Flies? ROFL


or "Queen of the Insects"?
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11/25/2009 08:10:41 PM
Nice one Roz! Congrats on the ribbon and the high score.
I can't believe my self portrait was bested by a fly :p :D
Great work as always!
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11/25/2009 07:46:22 PM
Roz, you are unbeatable!! Perfect shot!! Congrats!!
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11/25/2009 05:55:22 PM
Roz... where did you get that tiny camera to take photos like this :P

Congrats :)
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11/25/2009 05:50:31 PM
You deserve it Hunny ! Your talent is amazing (as are the insects ) :)
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11/25/2009 04:43:08 PM
Hey Roz, you did it again! What an amazing image, you have indeed mastered the art of capturing the magic of the insect world. Keep 'em coming!
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11/25/2009 04:30:20 PM
Yay Roz!! : )
I can just imagine how excited you are! : )two on the front page. Huge, huge congrats to you!!! :)
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11/25/2009 04:18:55 PM
Wow Roz! Congrats on another ribbon! What a buzz with two ribbon winners on the front page.....you're on fire girl! Well done!
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11/25/2009 01:48:42 PM
Another awesome shot!
Big congrats on the ribbon!
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11/25/2009 01:31:37 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

How do you get them to stay put ? LOL
When I try they always fly away
Any secrets? Great detail in the eyes!
Debbi

most of them do fly away but i get the occasional one that will pose for pics .. !!
be very fast on the shutter when you've got them in focus .. always manual focus .. using am external flash helps immensely .. take heaps of shots coz at this magnification its very difficult to get the focus exactly where you want it .. mostly you wont know until you see them on the monitor .. approach them very slowly .. most of them will fly away if your shadow falls on them .. etc .. :)
11/25/2009 01:14:59 PM
What can I say Roz? Looks like I need to make a stamp like the stamp Art Roflmao made for IreneM :) Your bug shots are getting even better and looks like you have mastered the art of live macros down to a science. Congrats with 2 shots on the front page!
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11/25/2009 12:25:24 PM
Wow Roz!! You go girl! Congrats on an awesome week & amazing photos!! Bugs have definitely treated you well lately! haha :)
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11/25/2009 11:36:43 AM
I said red, didn't I? Surely you believed??
Just got meself that very lens, so watch yer back...(guess I'd better figure out how to use it first eh)
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11/25/2009 10:56:23 AM
fabulous..two names on the same page..congrats..thank god now that the new challenge is macro without bugs and flowers..lol..you know what i'm talking about!
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11/25/2009 10:49:13 AM
How'd you get the fly to hold still like that? *wink, wink*

Congrats Roz!!

ETA: Just saw that someone else had the same comment LOL Shall we just call you....Roz, The Fly Lady now? LOL ;0}

Message edited by author 2009-11-25 10:51:19.
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11/25/2009 10:16:59 AM
Nice..Congrats!
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11/25/2009 09:02:27 AM
You're so fly....and your flies are fly....congrats on yet another fly ribbon, lol! This is amazing.
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11/25/2009 08:44:57 AM
We're gonna start calling you "Super Fly!!!" Congrats, two fantastic finishes in a row and two great shots of little ones.
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11/25/2009 08:23:49 AM
How perfect. Wow - you are turning into quite a collector of ribbons. Your flies are just amazing. Shall I start calling you Lady of the Flies? ROFL
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11/25/2009 07:18:36 AM
These are so cool! Love your bug shots! Congrats!
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11/25/2009 06:42:59 AM
How do you get them to stay put ? LOL
When I try they always fly away
Any secrets? Great detail in the eyes!
Debbi
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11/25/2009 06:37:50 AM
Wow Roz, two on the front page. You are now a superstar here, amazing shots both of them. Congratulations !!
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11/25/2009 05:44:32 AM
using a basketball saying
"She Shoots She Scores "
congrats Roz ya certainly on a roll
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11/25/2009 05:42:45 AM
Congratulations Roz, another wonderful image. Well done.

Mac,
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11/25/2009 04:22:28 AM
great job. Congrates.
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11/25/2009 03:47:44 AM
!!!! on a roll!!!
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11/25/2009 03:35:57 AM
Never get tired of your insects. Big congrats on the red!
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11/25/2009 02:47:21 AM
Originally posted by dswann:

I have to ask, do you use extension tubes or just a straight macro lens?


You can see her biography.

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11/25/2009 02:40:00 AM
WD again on two great shots Roz.
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11/25/2009 02:39:35 AM
Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by Deen:

Contratulations!

Can I ask you a question?

I notice that you not only take insects photos. Your other type photos are very great, too. But why do you choose the insects photos as challenge entries mostly?


i've been fascinated by insects since i was a small child and i really love photographing them ... also i live in a rural area and during summer there are lots of insects around ..
i have some health problems that stop me getting out as much as i would like so i photograph what i can, which turns out to be insects a lot of the time .. :)


Thank you for answering such a private question. Wish you have a good healthy body and keep creating great images for us. :)
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11/25/2009 02:27:19 AM
You're like a 'one-woman ribbon machine' at the moment :- )

I hope you buy those little guy's birthday cards and the like.
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11/25/2009 02:22:47 AM
wow buddy, you're just going nuts lately! in a good way ;)

I can remember not that long ago, you saying that you felt you would never connect with the voters or nail down the dpc formula....looks like you were totally wrong. I am proud of you and happy for you and I hope (and think i am right) that photography is a nice distraction from all things physical and personal that ails you.
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11/25/2009 01:40:31 AM
Originally posted by Deen:

Contratulations!

Can I ask you a question?

I notice that you not only take insects photos. Your other type photos are very great, too. But why do you choose the insects photos as challenge entries mostly?


i've been fascinated by insects since i was a small child and i really love photographing them ... also i live in a rural area and during summer there are lots of insects around ..
i have some health problems that stop me getting out as much as i would like so i photograph what i can, which turns out to be insects a lot of the time .. :)

Message edited by author 2009-11-25 01:51:16.
11/25/2009 01:22:30 AM
Awesome shot (as was iridescence)! You definitely have a great talent for these shots. Really like the colors here. I have to ask, do you use extension tubes or just a straight macro lens?
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11/25/2009 01:02:09 AM
Contratulations!

Can I ask you a question?

I notice that you not only take insects photos. Your other type photos are very great, too. But why do you choose the insects photos as challenge entries mostly?

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11/25/2009 12:50:08 AM
You do such great work, Roz. I'm thrilled for you and LOVE this shot! Huge congrats on your ribbon ((Hugs)).
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11/25/2009 12:46:36 AM
HUGE Congrats Roz !!!! Brilliant shots and well deserved too. Nice to have two winners on the front page.
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11/25/2009 12:33:05 AM
Big congrats (again!), Roz. Mistress of Macro and all that. ;-)
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11/25/2009 12:27:00 AM
Super and superb! But what could you do for Macro without Bugs or Flowers?!
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11/25/2009 12:20:51 AM
All right, Roz! Way to go!

Lovely bug, yes, for sure.

Congratulations.
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11/25/2009 12:11:22 AM
wow - no buzzkill here! congratulations :)
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11/25/2009 12:10:29 AM
Congratulations again Roz. Another well deserved ribbon for this fabulous insect shot.
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11/25/2009 12:10:18 AM
Look at you twice on the front page - you are ROCKIN'
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11/25/2009 12:09:46 AM
Wowzers Roz. Wonderful little critter. Great colours. 'gratz
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11/25/2009 12:06:59 AM
I still haven't decided which one I like better.... Congratulations on another awesome photo!!
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11/25/2009 12:06:58 AM
OMG - you're becoming a ribbon hog!! This is awesome, Roz! HUGE congrats to you. Brilliant image - I don't know how you do it. Absolutely stunning. OXOXO
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11/25/2009 12:06:50 AM
Roz, you are unstoppable :)

Another great shot, and score.
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11/25/2009 12:04:09 AM
Strong macro. I would expect nothing less!
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11/25/2009 12:03:13 AM
two in one week...and what a great week it is!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2009 11:01:49 PM
Love those eyes and the way you have framed the shot. Hard to see it out of the top three in my book. Well done.
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11/24/2009 09:34:17 AM
Wow, love the details in the eyes. Not a huge fan of the border
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11/23/2009 10:17:32 PM
Such rich color and tone
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11/22/2009 04:58:17 AM
Perfect! - here is a winner!
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11/21/2009 09:07:36 PM
Fabulous shot. I love the iridescence of the eyes and the glitter of dew. The focus is superb. 10
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11/21/2009 02:41:44 PM
Great detail and colour ... good luck
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11/21/2009 02:40:10 PM
These bug shots just blow me away - incredible 10!
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11/18/2009 09:48:07 PM
Supurb detail. Neat border.
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11/18/2009 06:09:30 PM
Excellent focus and detail. I predict red...
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11/18/2009 04:21:23 PM
Perfect! 10 to me
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11/18/2009 03:46:14 PM
outstanding- top 5 performance
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11/18/2009 03:04:00 PM
Trademark shot. Lovely colour on the eyes, backround dark emphasises the bug, foreground looks like gel! All the right things in the right places. WD! (I'm learning.)
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11/18/2009 10:14:26 AM
My pick for blue.. having tried and failed at capturing this, I know how difficult it is to get the focus right! Great effort! 10
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