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1st PlaceThe Fly
IreneM


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Challenge: Shallow DOF V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Outdoors
Date: Jul 22, 2010
Aperture: f25
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2010

So glad this did well, my hands were actually trembling while I was trying to get a good photo of the fly, I was a nervous wreck.
I’ve always admired the many excellent insect photographers on this site but my admiration has risen about 3 million percent after “seriously” trying it out myself.
Thanks for the comments (I can understand not getting any fav’s on this one ;-)))
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Oh, WOW! Thanks! The score started going down yesterday, I'm totally happy it stayed around 7.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 231
Avg (all users): 7.0328
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 6.9885
Avg (non-participants): 7.1429
Views since voting: 6431
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 122
Comments: 51
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/08/2010 02:11:07 PM
did you shoot with a warm gel on your flash, or did you tweak that white balance in post?
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08/09/2010 01:56:24 AM
Congratulations on your blue! excellent control in lighting and DOF, well deserved!
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08/07/2010 11:04:53 AM
Very nice work
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08/05/2010 03:04:31 PM
just an amazing photo, got a 10 from me, congrats on the blue
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08/04/2010 05:06:36 PM
awesomely ugly!! Congrats and well done!
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08/04/2010 01:04:56 PM
thought you retired
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08/04/2010 01:03:10 PM
Yes it is lovely but I am one of you admirars,

But I love the oil and water and water dropss.

It will take me time to get used to it.

Harvey Sherman
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08/04/2010 08:38:59 AM
You're on a roll. Keep it up!
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08/03/2010 01:55:45 PM
To be honest Neil, I couldn't agree more ;-)

Originally posted by Tiny:

Super shot,even if a bit revolting, Congrats.
08/03/2010 01:54:33 PM
Nope and nope...

Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Are you bored yet???

Originally posted by MegaColor:

is the fly dead?
08/03/2010 12:44:03 PM
Super shot,even if a bit revolting, Congrats.
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08/02/2010 11:48:14 PM
is the fly dead?
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08/02/2010 10:21:03 PM
Congratulations Irene. Fantastic image. I love the golden colour, and I am adding it to my favourites.
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08/02/2010 07:36:21 PM
Congats!! This is a beautiful shot.
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08/02/2010 05:18:09 PM
Excellent colors and detal.

Congrats...
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08/02/2010 04:38:06 PM
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(thanks Art, this does save quite a bit of time around here...)
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08/02/2010 02:34:53 PM
Are you bored yet???
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08/02/2010 01:42:01 PM
What a Macro! Congrats on the Blue!
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08/02/2010 12:00:07 PM
WOW !!! BRILLIANT!! Huge Congrats Irene.
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08/02/2010 11:51:06 AM
Wonderful shot Irene. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/02/2010 10:18:25 AM
love this one!! Congrats!!!
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08/02/2010 09:57:13 AM
Brilliant macro Irene - congrats !!!
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08/02/2010 06:02:30 AM
great image !!! congrats
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08/02/2010 06:00:19 AM
Congratulations! I love the drops of water around the eyes.
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08/02/2010 05:55:59 AM
Congrats Irene. Great shot.
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08/02/2010 03:33:29 AM
edited because I was apparently out of my mind when I commented initially; I thought this was roz's for some reason. sorry! [/quote]

Hi Damon 21.gif mycelium Thanks for thinking it was Roz's, it's a truly wonderful compliment.

Message edited by author 2010-08-02 03:34:37.
08/02/2010 02:53:52 AM
I love the tones in this one - worth framing and hanging, if it wouldn't scare the company away. Great shot, and congrats on the ribbon!
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08/02/2010 01:26:30 AM
you continue to WOW me irene .. you've combined your water whisperer side with an amazing up close and personal insect shot .. WOW .. congrats on the blue .. :)
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08/02/2010 01:04:21 AM
Bravo, Irene! This is masterful.
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08/02/2010 12:58:16 AM
Great photo Irene! Clarity is awesome. Congrats on the blue!
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08/02/2010 12:45:15 AM
Irene - I was one of your 30 8s. I didn't figure this was yours; the sepia palette seems uncharacteristic for you, and it's the unusual treatment of a very popular subject that caught my eye. Congratulations on your ribbon!

edited because I was apparently out of my mind when I commented initially; I thought this was roz's for some reason. sorry!

Message edited by author 2010-08-02 01:30:08.
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08/02/2010 12:31:50 AM
Gorgeous and deserving of the blue!
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08/02/2010 12:26:44 AM
Wow! This is yours! I am pleasantly surprised . I voted 9. You are changing your motifs and that rich very much your style. Sincere congratulations. Chapeau, ma'am! :-)
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08/02/2010 12:19:16 AM
Irene... this one was one of my top picks while voting! Congrats on the Blue!
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08/02/2010 12:19:11 AM
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08/02/2010 12:15:25 AM
Wonderful rich colors and amazing details. Congratulations!
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08/02/2010 12:06:01 AM
Congrats
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08/02/2010 12:05:45 AM
Wow, super stunning. Nice shot.
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08/02/2010 12:05:06 AM
Originally posted by bcenu:

Congrats Irene. Brilliant capture!


ditto from me...
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08/02/2010 12:03:38 AM
Uhhh... is there ANYTHING you can't shoot well, Irene? I know THIS certainly wasn't it. It's perfect. Congrats!
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08/02/2010 12:02:47 AM
Congrats Irene. Brilliant capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2010 05:19:14 PM
Nice presentation. Nice sharp details.
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07/29/2010 10:14:51 PM
WOW... kinda scarey but WOW
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07/28/2010 09:17:06 PM
love it!
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07/27/2010 07:16:24 PM
clearly top 10 worthy nicely done.
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07/27/2010 05:31:17 PM
amazing clarity and colors. Just fantastic! 10.
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07/26/2010 10:28:41 PM
Outstanding image. Crystal clear and wonderful use of the shallow DOF. Looks great even on my laptop monitor. Good luck!
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07/26/2010 09:52:46 PM
Simply amazing!
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07/26/2010 09:06:01 PM
Water drops ON the fly! That's pretty detailed!
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07/26/2010 04:24:29 PM
Fabulous. The colors are so rich and warm.
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07/26/2010 02:28:37 PM
awesome pic. 10 from me
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