DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Yes, I Love You Mr Scary
Yes, I Love You Mr Scary
artistChan


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus FE-180
Location: Varanasi, BHU
Date: Jan 6, 2010
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2010

Shot This Bug in my garden. Looks scary? but i love them coz they are the only ones my camera can capture beautifully with reasonable details..
Had to take many shots as this bug kept coming towards my camera and thus getting out of focus. With its mandibles open and moving it looked quiet ferocious, but i gues that was his style to say CHEESE for the shoot :-)

Statistics
Place: 95 out of 193
Avg (all users): 5.7451
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.8312
Avg (non-participants): 5.6929
Views since voting: 860
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 204
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/06/2010 12:58:13 AM
He has already trodden down one grass blade, has his other foot on another ready to trample it too. Nothing is going to get in this guy's way, and he's coming straight for me! I think this all adds up to a great capture of Mr. Scary.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2010 03:49:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are that this is a great macro shot with a very interesting subject.

Technically this is very good but there are a couple of major issues. Frist that blade of grass in front of him. I'd have looked to clone that out but it would have been tough to reconstruct his face. Second, in order to expose his face properly it has blown out the background and overall the lighting looks harsh. Other than that this is good.

Artistically there is not much to say. The centred composition works well for dramatic effect.

In summary it's a good shot but the technical elements held it back a little. Good work for challenge #3 though.

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
Gerry
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2010 02:21:55 PM
Originally posted by bassbone:

Saw you thread. '1's happen all the time, and you need to understand that many different people from very different backgrounds vote on challenges here.

Your photo appears to be a bit overexposed, its not completely sharp in focus on the face, and the blade of grass across the front is a bit distracting. Close up insect shots are very common on DPC these days and those entered need to have WOW to score well.

While I would not vote this a 1, I don't think it is one of the better images in the challenge and would likely have voted it a 3 or 4 for the reasons stated above.


The grass-blade, and overexposure was intentional.
but lack of focus is a flaw really.
Thanks
01/20/2010 02:17:17 PM
Originally posted by PennyStreet:


.......Take a concentrated look at photos that really appeal to you - things like exposure, color, composition, and then try and think what you could do to make your own shots better. (I also find commenting helps me because I'm forced to think).
Even the photographers who get the high scoring shots keep looking for ways to improve.
.....Concentrate on making what you do the best you can make it first.


Agreed..
Thanks penny :-)
01/20/2010 02:01:00 PM
Your 5 ones were at least balanced by five tens!
I agree that the best way to improve is to study your own work but also to study others.
Take a concentrated look at photos that really appeal to you - things like exposure, color, composition, and then try and think what you could do to make your own shots better. (I also find commenting helps me because I'm forced to think).
Even the photographers who get the high scoring shots keep looking for ways to improve.
The other thing to keep in mind is that score isn't everything. People like different things and people vote in different manners. Concentrate on making what you do the best you can make it first.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2010 01:25:39 PM
Saw you thread. '1's happen all the time, and you need to understand that many different people from very different backgrounds vote on challenges here.

Your photo appears to be a bit overexposed, its not completely sharp in focus on the face, and the blade of grass across the front is a bit distracting. Close up insect shots are very common on DPC these days and those entered need to have WOW to score well.

While I would not vote this a 1, I don't think it is one of the better images in the challenge and would likely have voted it a 3 or 4 for the reasons stated above.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2010 10:15:35 AM
:-) Great job Chan!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2010 02:28:02 AM
Originally posted by stargazer05766:

Roz--- Stunning image!

That's my prize for this challenge :)
01/20/2010 01:59:06 AM
Five Times 1 ?? :-( is the voting filter really working?? if someone can give a 1 to this image i would like to see their 7's an 8's
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 09:12:46 PM
That is a freaky looking bug, very well captured and one of the few that I gave a 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2010 04:44:18 AM
Not mutual from the looks of him. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2010 08:53:30 AM
Roz--- Stunning image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2010 05:32:42 PM
what an incredibly wicked bug!!! fascinating!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2010 08:08:11 AM
Ferocious insect. Outstanding macro showing interesting detail. Possibly the style of 31.gif artistChan.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/18/2018 05:01:03 AM EDT.