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The eye of the tiger 1:1
2nd PlaceThe eye of the tiger 1:1
GabrielS


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Ibiza
Date: Dec 7, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2009

Here you can find some more insects macros

Wow!! My first ribbon and a new personal best!!!. Many thanks for all the kind comments and good advices i have received from all of you since i joined to dpc.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.7854
Avg (commenters): 8.7778
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.8479
Views since voting: 5731
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 247
Comments: 41
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/18/2009 12:06:50 AM
I've never seen the eye of a bee look like that before. Makes me want to get my macro lens back.

Very nice.
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12/16/2009 10:26:51 AM
No surprise here for a ribbon! Congratulations!! What fabulous photography!
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12/16/2009 08:13:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/16/2009 04:10:30 AM
Another amazing score...congrats and well done!
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12/16/2009 01:21:30 AM
Awesome detail in this shot! Great job. Congrats on the red!
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12/16/2009 01:06:12 AM
I think I found this one the most fascinating image..... those eyes are quite something.
Awesome shot and a well deserved score.
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12/16/2009 12:47:13 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon and PB Gabriel. Although I prefer the (older non VR) Nikon 105mm f/2.8 to the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 this is a triumph for Sigma's glass and the D80 (in the right hands!)
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12/16/2009 12:39:37 AM
Brilliant photo, brilliant score. Congratulations on the red ribbon.
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12/16/2009 12:27:17 AM
Wonderful detail and a great shot. Many congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Gabriel.
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12/16/2009 12:16:14 AM
AND CONGRATS ON THE PB TOO .. !!!!
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12/16/2009 12:15:43 AM
WOW .. truly amazing .. congrats on the red .. seems like ppl went a bit maudlin this week preferring life and death rather than just pure beauty .. like i said in voting .. this is absolutely extraordinary .. :)
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12/16/2009 12:05:34 AM
Wow! What a score! Congrats on your milestone!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2009 09:37:24 PM
Great macro. Excellent lighting, bokeh and detail.
12/15/2009 01:01:49 PM
Incredible detail. Really a stunning shot. 10
12/13/2009 09:25:08 PM
Excellent photo, nice composition and its good and sharp. 9
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12/13/2009 06:19:58 PM
Great detail. Good lighting and color. Should do well. (Not voting)
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12/13/2009 03:40:10 PM
Wow! Nice job!!! Can't find much here that's less than flawless perfection! 10
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12/13/2009 03:50:31 AM
Holy crazy eyeball batman! Great detail and sharp - 8
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12/13/2009 01:54:21 AM
I would have called it "messy eater." Regardless its a great capture
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12/13/2009 01:11:08 AM
Those are some wild eyes.
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12/12/2009 07:32:21 PM
Great composition and DOF.
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12/11/2009 08:37:31 PM
Fantastic capture of the details, especially the pollen and the eyes. I would be surprised if this one doesn't ribbon.
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12/11/2009 06:33:39 PM
eeek 10
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12/11/2009 11:55:07 AM
great shot- top 5
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12/10/2009 07:11:44 PM
A remarkable photo and my favorite of the bunch. I appreciate that the subject is the major element so that the flower portion does not intrude upon your composition.
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12/10/2009 12:18:36 PM
Breathtaking! Absolutely perfect and stunning, my winner, jointly with "breakfast on the fly"
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12/10/2009 12:09:56 PM
Good heavens; look at that eyeball!!! Astounding detail there.
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12/09/2009 10:03:41 PM
Back to comment...

Wow! Love his eyes! Fabulous detail with that gorgeous pollen showing off his "fur"! 10
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12/09/2009 09:48:16 PM
Superb detail on this capture - how delicate the gossamer wings, the hairs, the bits of pollen and the patterns in the visible eye. The curlicues in the attractant flower are very nice too.
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12/09/2009 06:44:40 PM
Wow, those eyes!

Good to see true 1:1 macros.
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12/09/2009 06:35:09 PM
Excellent! Focus and colors are great!
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12/09/2009 03:58:01 PM
Excellent work.
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12/09/2009 10:42:13 AM
wow...that is some detail...FYI your sensor is dirty...around the left side of the bee...both above and below the wings.
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12/09/2009 10:30:34 AM
This is a wonderful picture. I love that even the pollen on the bee's body is so clear.
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12/09/2009 10:08:47 AM
Wonderful details and color.
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12/09/2009 09:45:56 AM
Goodness I've never seen eyes on a bee like that before, amazing!
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12/09/2009 04:10:01 AM
amazing clarity.. an 8
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12/09/2009 02:20:03 AM
Unique hover-fly (I think). Lovely take. The eye just makes this shot. Great focus and pollen on the hairs. Really superb and should ribbon based on the other shots I've seen so far. Good luck.
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12/09/2009 01:11:33 AM
wow...that's close! the eyes are amazing! 8
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12/09/2009 12:53:02 AM
I've never noticed a bee with eyes like that before. Perhaps a variant that does not exist in my part of the world. Very nice.
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12/09/2009 12:15:11 AM
absolutely extraordinary .. this is the most amazing and brilliant shot .. i've never seen a bee with an eye like that .. or is it a fly .. ?
it might be a type of bee fly .. they act like bees but they're actually a fly ..
anyway .. i'm just having a quick look thru this challenge and this is the stand out for me .. :) not voting .. :)
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