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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in the grass near our house
Date: Dec 3, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2009

this image is one of three finalists in the Australian Museum Eureka prize for science photography .. winner announced on 17th August 2010
UPDATE 18th August 2010 .. WINNER .. !!!!!!!

[Dec. 15th, 2009 10:35:28 PM]
iíve been totally gobsmacked by the amazing votes and comments that this received over the past week .. i would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that this wouldív got over 8 .. i was hoping for over 7 but was very unconfident .. in fact i hesitated to enter it because itís a bit gruesome .. but then thought .. wot the heck .. it really does show life in the insect world.
thankyou so much everyone .. this has been an incredible week in dpc .. xx

this is the original which ppl often want to see ..
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on my profile page ive got details of the equipment i use to photograph insects ..

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 46
Avg (all users): 8.0240
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.3871
Avg (non-participants): 8.1142
Views since voting: 10749
Views during voting: 523
Votes: 250
Comments: 114
Favorites: 21 (view)


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03/21/2016 09:57:14 PM
I cannot believe I didn't comment on this spectacular shot! I gave it a 10 - and I thought I always commented on my highest rated images (and tried to comment on all). Simply superb. Adding to my faves. You always amaze me Roz.

Edit: Well, it's already in my Faves! hahaha I guess I can spot perfection when I see it! ;-)

Message edited by author 2016-03-21 21:58:07.
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08/20/2010 01:45:58 AM
Wow Roz. HUGE congrats on the Eureka prize. Many on DPC won't realise just how big a deal a Eureka prize (of any category) is. Well done. As always, I am in awe of your work with little critters.

Qiki.
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08/19/2010 07:16:19 PM
It's a "Fly eat Fly" world out there!
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08/19/2010 11:14:10 AM
Big congratulations to you, Roz -- the time and energy (and money, I assume) that you have put into your macro photography has really paid off.
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08/19/2010 02:31:47 AM
Wow! Congratulations on that win, Roz! I'm totally thrilled for you. Blue ribbons are one thing, but a $5000 prize sure trounces them.
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08/19/2010 02:06:59 AM
CONGRATS ON THE WIN ROZ!!!!!

They say a photo is worth 1000 words, well, that's probably true, but we can now prove this photo is worth $5,000!

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08/09/2010 08:11:12 PM
Roz, congratulations on your Eureka finalist and wish you good luck for the next stage. Your macro photos are amazing and this photo present the best timing of capturing the momentary life/death of tiny insects. We all observe the world but your observation is so sharp that you captured those events usually ignored by us. You deserve the top honor, congratulations!
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07/23/2010 06:27:21 PM
This has GOT to be another winner, just wish I could figure out how to vote on it...
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07/13/2010 06:38:06 PM
This is one terrific capture... amazed with your skills with shooting bugs.
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12/21/2009 04:22:04 PM
Seriously Roz--this couldn't be any better. You surpass your previous efforts on a weekly basis. Excellent work--all your bugs!
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12/20/2009 06:27:17 PM
Woot, woot, woot!!! Great job!
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12/19/2009 12:43:12 PM
If you have the size, you should do a Print and link to the focus stacked one too.

PS great title too.

Phenomenal control of light and color. Something to aspire to!
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12/18/2009 07:25:37 PM
The bug lady strikes again. This is splendid, especially the intense colors and fine details. Well done Roz
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12/18/2009 11:04:14 AM
OMG! I don't think i've ever seen anyone with an 8..
Totally deserving!! HUGS..
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12/18/2009 12:35:19 AM
Nice 8 !
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12/18/2009 12:05:50 AM
Roz, congratulations on an amazing picture and a unbelievable score. These flies are a headache to photograph because they are always on the move and tend to jump when the flash goes off. Your pics continue to motivate me to get out there with my macro. Unfortunately I was traveling to the US on this challenge and couldn't get out to get a picture. All the best!
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12/17/2009 01:09:44 PM
Remarkable shot. Congratulations!
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12/17/2009 12:23:28 PM
Awesome. It's now the 33rd highest rated photo on the site.
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12/17/2009 11:22:56 AM
I would love to see the feedback of those who gave this picture 1 & 2, is it really that bad or is it that they have no taste at all !
Another favourite to add.
Thank you roz for sharing this amazing shot.
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12/17/2009 12:31:15 AM
Amazing capture, colours and details. Hearty congratulations.
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12/17/2009 12:02:45 AM
Congratulations Roz! Look at all those 10s! Fantastic shot deserved this result.
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12/16/2009 10:58:21 PM
I figured you'd win this hands down. Excellent show!!!
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12/16/2009 08:03:19 PM
That is an abso-fricking-lutely amazing photo! Deserves to be in National Geographic!
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12/16/2009 06:38:44 PM
Who gave the 1 and 2? I can't image anyway giving this that sort of score. Conrats on the top finish. Excellent shot and thanks for the posting the original.
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12/16/2009 04:58:05 PM
Simply stunning photo, 8.024, wow look at that histogram more 10s than anything else, amazing! Congrats on the blue and PB!
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12/16/2009 03:44:33 PM
Congrats!!
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12/16/2009 03:43:49 PM
This is a great find to start with. The fact that you were able to get such a terrific photo of it makes it even more impressive. I am glad you submitted it.
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12/16/2009 01:43:45 PM
Oh my gosh, Roz! Who'd have thought you'd win a bug challenge?? I mean, that's totally out of the blue, isn't it? What with you being famous for your water drops and all.... Oh. Wait. That's Irene. You're ... you're the bug lady! Oh! Right! What was I thinking... (All in good fun, my dear. And huge congrats on the 8+ score - that's freakin' amazing! Are you going to retire now?)
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12/16/2009 01:31:44 PM
That is totally, amazingly, unbelievable!! You should submit this to national geographics your shot. I would think it would be published in a heart beat! Congrats, and I never thought I'd see an 8+ shot. It's the first I've ever seen in a challenge!
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12/16/2009 01:22:42 PM
Dang Roz!! You are on a roll! Congrats on the blue! Fantastic image!
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12/16/2009 12:51:28 PM
AwesomeAwesomeAwesomeAwesomeAwesomeAwesome!

Awesome!
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12/16/2009 12:36:02 PM
Congrats, Roz! What a score, what a shot!
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12/16/2009 12:02:58 PM
see i told u that u'll get a ribbon :) CONGRATS
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12/16/2009 11:20:30 AM
yowza-roony, what a score! you da buglady! congrats!
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12/16/2009 11:10:08 AM
Wow!!! Not surprised that you won the bug challenge but this is also probably the best bug photo ever!!! Congratulations, it's really beautiful (and that's a lot coming from someone who doesn't like insects). Fabulous color.
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12/16/2009 10:59:36 AM
Very Nice work and sense.Congrats!

Message edited by author 2009-12-16 11:00:43.
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12/16/2009 10:59:03 AM
Well, dear Roz - I would have eaten my hat if you had not won this challenge. Needless to say, I did not vote on it. You can imagine how I would have fared looking at an entire bug challenge. But you manage to photograph vermin in the most aesthetic way - beautiful, really.

Enormous congrats on not only your Blue, but an 8+ score!!!!!!!! That's huge! I'm proud of you and happy for you! OXOX
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12/16/2009 10:44:41 AM
Congratulations!!! An 8+ score in DPC is really outstanding!!!
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12/16/2009 10:18:30 AM
Yayyy! Yayyyy! Yayyyy! 8+ What an accomplishment and milestone! So few here have ever achieved such flawless perfection and public appeal! You are so awesome, Rozzie!
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12/16/2009 09:37:22 AM
Too incredible Roz !!!! Congratulations my dear !
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12/16/2009 09:14:23 AM
Congratulations Roz on your blue ribbon, great macro as always. :)
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12/16/2009 08:13:13 AM
I shouldn't be surprised that you won "a bugs life" challenge, but I am still very impressed. Congrats.
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12/16/2009 07:33:15 AM
This is the 25th 8 or over score in DPC history. You're among legends now Roz. :)

Superbly captured.
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12/16/2009 07:32:53 AM
Congrats on the blue Roz! And what a score! You really are the queen of bugs! LOL!
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12/16/2009 07:14:00 AM
WOW look at that score. Congratulations on your new PB. You spanked that old score. Awesome shot!
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12/16/2009 06:52:59 AM
Whoa... an 8!!!!!! Looks like a blue moon over DPC land... congrats on the rare feat :) Very well deserved.
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12/16/2009 06:43:46 AM
'Bout time you cracked 8 with one of your amazing bug shots! 'Grats, Roz! Stellar image!
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12/16/2009 06:10:18 AM
Great score girlfriend!
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12/16/2009 05:32:21 AM
Congrats on the blue and the amazing score roz, no one deserved it more than you. Well done!!!
About focus stacking, try it with still subjects when using extension tubes, you will have a lot of fun ;-)
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12/16/2009 05:22:03 AM
Well deserved crown and my fav for this challenge.
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12/16/2009 04:14:45 AM
Actually, no one else should have win this...you are the QUEEN OF THE MACRO BUGS!
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12/16/2009 04:09:48 AM
What an unbelievable score Rozzy!!!!!! WOW. Gave it a 10, thought it was you, knew you's get the blue...thoroughly deserved! Congrats

Oh, and you only got 59 x 10's
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12/16/2009 03:58:37 AM
Absolutely fabulous, 21_F.gif roz. Congratulations. Great show.
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12/16/2009 03:55:45 AM
WOW..... WOW..... WOW.....
So richly deserved....
TOP PHOTO here & a TOP SCORE to match.....
Well done 21_F.gif Roz.....love from shez
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12/16/2009 03:05:23 AM
congrats on the 8 spot. :)
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12/16/2009 02:49:15 AM
What an incredible shot!!! Congrats Roz!!
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12/16/2009 02:44:16 AM
Holy cow! What an amazing score (and amazing picture)!!! A PB and your first 8 score! That is SOOO cool. CONGRATS!!!!
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12/16/2009 02:20:50 AM
How could any one give this a 1-5?! THIS IS AMAZING! Congrats on the ribbon!! :D If i would have voted, i would have given it a 10 for sure!! This has to be my favorite for insects!
Oh and congrats on the new PB! :P

Message edited by author 2009-12-16 02:22:12.
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12/16/2009 02:03:02 AM
nice work!
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12/16/2009 02:02:53 AM
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12/16/2009 01:40:21 AM
8.02......WOW, you are in rare air my friend....
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12/16/2009 01:34:25 AM
Congrats on the Blue and the fabulous score! ....and in Basic.....WTG! :)
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12/16/2009 01:31:38 AM
Congrats on the wonderful image, and the hot score on this one. Well done, bug girl!
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12/16/2009 01:18:57 AM
Amazing score for another amazing shot!! Congrats on the blue!
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12/16/2009 01:17:15 AM
Contratulations for your new PB
Ode to the Queen of Insect!
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12/16/2009 01:15:50 AM
You just keep getting better and better with these shots, Roz. Congrats again!
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12/16/2009 01:04:43 AM
We all knew you'd win this one, but to even get an 8?
Wowsers! Superb shot, it totally deserves it.
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12/16/2009 12:51:41 AM
I thought this might have been yours. How could we have a bug challenge without a Roz ribbon? As usual, a great shot, which got an 8 from me.
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12/16/2009 12:45:47 AM
Congrats.. This is an amazing capture. Not only does it deserve the Blue Ribbon but it should have gotten the Red and Yellow as well. Outstanding!
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12/16/2009 12:38:21 AM
Yayyy....congrats girl...I am so pleased for you.
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12/16/2009 12:32:17 AM
All these bugs are off to the Artist's Union for more recognition. They will soon go on strike if they don't get a pay increase. Not. We can only hope :)
WD Roz, must be your new signature shot and one helluva score.
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12/16/2009 12:25:45 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Holy mackerel, that rarest of all events, an EIGHT! WTG, Roz. Time to retire the robber flies now, eh? :-)

not bloody likely robert ..
ps .. large one .. long legged fly .. smaller one .. i have no idea .. but i reckon a fly of some sort .. :)
12/16/2009 12:25:22 AM
Roz! WHAT a score!! Knew this amazing shot would win and just hoped it was yours. Congratulations, girl. You're simply the best.
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12/16/2009 12:21:29 AM
Holy mackerel, that rarest of all events, an EIGHT! WTG, Roz. Time to retire the robber flies now, eh? :-)
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12/16/2009 12:10:41 AM
wow, 8+ average. And I did think it was yours. Congratulations.
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12/16/2009 12:08:07 AM
wow, Roz congrats on the blue AND an eight!!! sensational!! : )
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12/16/2009 12:06:14 AM
outstanding! that 8 avg is so well-deserved!
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12/16/2009 12:05:36 AM
Congrats Roz, gruesome but like a train wreck!
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12/16/2009 12:04:48 AM
LOOK at that SCORE! Congrats Roz! Beautifully done!
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12/16/2009 12:03:10 AM
Go Roz!!! wonderful shot....I soooo want that lens...just you wait...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2009 12:47:58 PM
It's a jungle out there. Wonderful capture. Excellent detail. 9
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12/14/2009 05:03:52 AM
amazing catch, great details, so worthy of a 10.
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12/14/2009 01:36:37 AM
Great colors
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12/13/2009 06:18:12 PM
Gem of a picture and title. Should be amongst the ribbons at the finish. Well done. (Not voting)
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12/13/2009 03:39:23 PM
Oh there is no way anyone could have done this but Roz! I literally gasped and and had to steady myself when I saw this! Submit this to National Geographic, or Outdoor Photography or Popular Photography. This is one of the most amazing bug pictures I have EVER seen!

Where's the 20 button. I wanna give it that :)
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12/13/2009 03:54:34 AM
great capture! Good colors and sharpness - 9
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12/13/2009 01:09:05 AM
Great shot!
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12/12/2009 07:42:39 PM
I think I know who took this one! Way to go!
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12/11/2009 08:45:15 PM
One of my three 10's. Executed very well, and I hope this ribbons!
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12/11/2009 06:36:04 PM
I'm so glad these guys are tiny :) 10
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12/11/2009 04:20:33 PM
well well, this smells like a Roz..the colors are a little too metalic to my taste, but hey.. this is amazing!
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12/11/2009 03:38:08 PM
Wow that's an awesome shot!
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12/11/2009 11:55:41 AM
great shot- #1 in the competition
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12/11/2009 10:36:47 AM
Good catch both of you
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12/11/2009 03:54:17 AM
I expect this stunning image (by roz?) to ribbon. Just to add something, i think that you should consider focus stacking to get a higher dof, not with moving subjects...just keep it in mind for still subjects. Congratulations on this wonderfull picture.9
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12/10/2009 11:27:50 PM
absolutely amazing....10
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12/10/2009 02:39:57 PM
And the winner is...you!

Good luck; you got my vote.
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12/10/2009 01:20:38 PM
Great capture! 10
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12/10/2009 12:20:03 PM
Colors, composition, sharp focus... everything is wonderful in this picture! I wonder who will get the blue between you and the eye of the tiger...
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12/10/2009 11:44:10 AM
Nice capture of their iridescence.
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12/10/2009 11:16:29 AM
Getting that perfect side-on depth of field is not an easy job, is it? I think you did a pretty good job though. The iridescent colour is what makes this one, dare I say, shine.
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12/10/2009 06:46:34 AM
amazing photo.... a very rare one, i think.... a 9 from me.. it should go for ribbon..
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12/09/2009 10:52:40 PM
Roz, you've done it again, girl! Beautiful! (not voting)
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12/09/2009 10:02:02 PM
Back to comment...

Wow! He looks like he could almost be carrying a baby around. LOL! The iridescence is awesome! I find the bug world so facinating! 10
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12/09/2009 08:32:08 PM
Roz??? great work, the detail perfect as usual, and the colors look great! 10

Message edited by author 2009-12-16 11:05:26.
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12/09/2009 06:45:51 PM
I knew I would recognize a Roz image. Another great shot.
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12/09/2009 03:51:19 PM
WOW
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12/09/2009 10:42:36 AM
Lunch did you say...hmmm this is very...might not be everyone's taste...but the fly seems to really, really "like it"...such colors and details all the way down the legs and on the back...oh, to be able to take pictures like this...someday...
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12/09/2009 09:46:18 AM
Must be Roz!! Gorgeous colours.
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12/09/2009 02:06:32 AM
"Roz"like :P Great DOF, textures colour, subject(s).
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12/09/2009 01:12:40 AM
this has to be a ROZ image I am guessing...wow, wow, wow 10
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12/09/2009 12:51:23 AM
Oh, wow. This is cool. I love bug shots.
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12/09/2009 12:19:27 AM
Greetings from Planet Earth, Roz... This is the one time I don't feel you're taking the easy way out with a fly photo :-) Congrats on the blue...
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12/09/2009 12:15:49 AM
Now that's a mosquito bite!
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